Sporty Car Sales In Canada – September 2016 YTD


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One year ago, Canadian sales of American muscle coupes – Camaro, Challenger, Mustang – were 75% lower in September 2015, at the end of the sports car buying season, than in May 2015, when sports car buying peaks.

But this year, September 2016 Detroit muscle coupe sales jumped 56% compared with September 2015, and the sports car buying season continued. Still down 60% compared with May 2015 totals, the figures achieved by Chevrolet, Dodge, and Ford were far more impressive than we would expect given the time of year.

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

Year-over-year, Chevrolet Camaro sales doubled as General Motors attempts to clear the way for incoming 2017s. Dodge Challenger sales more than doubled to 200 units – the Challenger leads the Camaro by 494 units so far this year. And sales of the Ford Mustang, Canada’s top-selling sports coupe, jumped 24% to a class-leading 523 units, 65 more than the Camaro and Challenger combined.

Canada sports car sales chart September 2016
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The Audi TT’s fiery sales pace continued with a segment-leading 39 sales via a 39% year-over-year jump in September 2016. 

September was also a high-volume month for the Subaru WRX/STI, new Infiniti Q60, the Chevrolet Corvette, and the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

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 sports cars, coupes, GTs, roadsters, and convertibles any which way you like. Mobile users can now thumb across the tables for full-width access. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • October 2016 • August 2016September 2015

American Muscle
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
258
126 105% 2272 2347 -3.2%
200
82 144% 2766 2379 16.3%
523
422 23.9% 6820 5916 15.3%
Total
981
630 55.7% 11,858 10,642 11.4%

Euro Sports Cars
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1
19 -94.7% 54 93 -41.9%
39
28 39.3% 520 160 225%
13
2 550% 92 92 0.0%
27
29 -6.9% 451 382 18.1%
24
18 33.3% 244 237 3.0%
15
13 15.4% 302 299 1.0%
16
33 -51.5% 301 226 33.2%
Total
135
142 -4.9% 1964 1489 31.9%

Misc. Sporty Cars
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
122
152 -19.7% 1228 1347 -8.8%
3 -100%
149
143 4.2% 1645 1186 38.7%
248
96 158% 1491 1555 -4.1%
63
169
5
2 150% 32 48 -33.3%
59
65 -9.2% 800 882 -9.3%
106
54 96.3% 136 364 -62.6%
59
72 -18.1% 421 694 -39.3%
40
108 -63.0% 848 531 59.7%
78
75 4.0% 828 556 48.9%
96
118 -18.6% 919 1121 -18.0%
70
40 75.0% 612 704 -13.1%
365
305 19.7% 3232 2401 34.6%
30 -100% 50 398 -87.4%
213
172 23.8% 2051 2044 0.3%
Total
1673
1432 16.8% 14,462 13,834 4.5%

Premium Sporty Cars
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
8
13
17
1 1600% 128 86 48.8%
5
4 25.0% 46 75 -38.7%
1 -100% 8 25 -68.0%
1 -100% 40 106 -62.3%
24 -100%
3
3 0.0% 59 60 -1.7%
21
10 110% 152 101 50.5%
26
12 117% 167 244 -31.6%
19
15 26.7% 128 109 17.4%
45
65 -30.8% 829 705 17.6%
1 18 -94.4%
Total
144
112 28.6% 1571 1553 1.2%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
^ Mini sales include everything except the Countryman.
* also included 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 Audi A5 here and 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. Clearly GoodCarBadCar is not suggesting that the cars in the tables above are all direct competitors. Establishing categories among cars as unique as even the Audi TT and Porsche Boxster has never pleased a single reader, so cars have been lumped together so you can simply see how buyers looking for sports cars, roadsters, hot hatches, convertibles, GTs, and wanna-be sports cars spend their money. Greater categorization of cars would only lead to problems that automakers create by not isolating model-specific sales figures: we don’t know how many M3s BMW has sold or how many Civics are Si models, for example. The numbers we do have are listed above. GoodCarBadCar is always open to hearing about the ways you would break down segments, so feel free to get in touch.

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