Small Car Sales In Canada - September 2016 YTD

2016 Volkswagen Golf
Canadian compact car sales plunged 11% in September 2016, a far sharper decline for the segment than the overall passenger car market experienced.

Through the first three-quarters of 2016, compact car sales are down 6% in a car market that's fallen 8%. 


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - September 2016 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model - September 2016 YTD


But in September, with plunging compact sales reported by the Buick Verano, Dodge Dart, Ford Focus, Mazda 3, and Nissan Sentra, the compact category's 11% drop was significantly worse than the 7% drop experienced by the overall car market.

Those nameplates weren't the only ones to decline, either. Canada's two top-selling cars, the Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra, both fell 12%, year-over-year. 

Canada small car sales chart September 2016
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Both the Civic and Elantra are selling more often this year than last, through nine months, but Civic volume has declined in three consecutive months.

Meanwhile, subcompact car sales fell 10% in September 2016 despite a 39% increase in sales of the Hyundai Accent, Canada's top-selling subcompact.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank small cars of all kinds any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page. Mobile users can now thumb across the tables for full-width access.

Click Column Headers To Sort • October 2016 • August 2015September 2015
Compact
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD

Change
265
2506.0%18181883-3.5%
578
950-39.2%5789493817.2%
2929
28722.0%19,17424,399-21.4%
94
180-47.8%11132575-56.8%
1309
2163-39.5%13,12516,435-20.1%
6091
6942-12.3%50,386 49,6091.6%
4449
5040-11.7%40,41837,9226.6%
1142
79543.6%978494503.5%
2251
2864-21.4%21,255 27,626-23.1%
502
516-2.7%5230 462413.1%
975
1328-26.6%12,146 11,8522.5%
24
254-90.6%2535 254898%
1046
1062-1.5%907088822.1%
4280
4371-2.1%36,26838,972-6.9%
---
---------295-100%
1553
14368.1%15,85715,6991.0%
1887
2088-9.6%17,10822,573-24.2%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
29,375
33,111-11.3%261,076 277,988 -6.1%

Subcompact
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
276
485-43.1%35394608-23.2%
212
622-65.9%25874296-39.8%
670
58115.3%60167495-19.7%
1784
128738.6%16,46715,8693.8%
662
839-21.1%64347941-19.0%
---
22-100%27 736-96.3%
672
990-32.1%58837483-21.4%
225
19117.8%22972556-10.1%
639
711-10.1%61686199-0.5%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
5140
5728-10.3%49,418 57,183 -13.6%

City Car
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
596
128366%28341369107%
226
287-21.3%23922766-13.5%
921
1138-19.1%80789405-14.1%
---
18-100%2210-99.0%
400
39926%1335552142%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
2143
161033.1%14,641 14,302 2.4%

Warm Hatches
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
60
386-84.5%7472586 -71.1%
91
203-55.2%15042506 -40.0%
550
46717.8%44753983 12.4%
69
103-33.0%805 911 -11.6%
176
14323.1%19821957 1.3%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
946
1302-27.3%9513 11,943 -20.3%

Tall Hatchbacks 
& Crossovers
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
470
4475.1%399336429.6%
779
986-21.0%6779584516.0%
8
26-69.2%230 1793-87.2%
38
78-51.3%63644144.2%
1093
10761.6%8518542757.0%
1267
1307-3.1%9679 10,479-7.6%
819
916-10.6%7263435366.9%
194
265-26.8%1959 173313.0%
58
191-69.6%589 1000-41.1%
553
5059.5%469243986.7%
---
---------2-100%
449
4431.4%354035120.8%
---
70-100%47821-94.3%
---
---------27-100%
904
75819.3%7164629613.8%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
6632
7068-6.2%55,089 49,769 10.7%
Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown.
GCBC isn't here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better. This explains why you'll see the Encore and XV Crosstrek are listed with small SUVs, too, and the Acura ILX shown with mainstream cars is also displayed with luxury cars... because readers have wanted it both ways. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.

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