Sporty Car Sales In Canada - December 2016 & 2016 Year End

2016 Porsche 911 R
Canadian sales of American muscle cars – including Canadian-made examples – jumped 10% in 2016 thanks to gains from each member of the three-pronged category.




Led by the Ford Mustang, which rose 10% and easily outsold the Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet Camaro – Detroit's big coupes form the bulk of Canada's sports car sector's sales. 2016 was the Mustang's highest-volume Canadian sales year since 2007.

Canada sports car sales chart 2016
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But it wasn't just low-end coupes that overachieved in 2016. As Canadian auto sales grew to the highest level ever in 2016, the Porsche 911 broke its Canadian sales record with 945 units driven home. 2016 was also the best year ever for the Porsche Cayman. 

GCBC's favourite sports car, the Mazda MX-5 Miata, climbed to an eight-year high of 903 units. Nissan 370Z sales were higher in 2016 than Z sales have been since 2004. Nissan also set a GT-R record with 156 sales; Audi set an R8 record with 158 sales.

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 • January 2017 • November 2016December 2015

American Muscle
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
%
Change
2016
2015
%
Change
131
7770.1%2708 26681.5%
135
8362.7%3160 266918.4%
292
352-17.0%7655693310.4%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
558
5129.0%13,523 12,270 10.2%

Euro Sports Cars
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
2
8-75.0%68122-44.3%
19
1435.7%599251139%
---
19-100%100121-17.4%
17
29-41.4%522 46213.0%
9
10-10.0%280 2703.7%
19
20-5.0%345 360-4.2%
22
31-29.0%345 3227.1%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
88
131-32.8%2259 1908 18.4%

Misc. Sporty Cars
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
%
Change
2016
2015
%
Change
70
78-10.3%15161693-10.5%
---
---------3-100%
55
174-68.4%2091170322.8%
59
3951.3%17581715 2.5%
20
------258--- ---
5
------40 294 -98.3%
19
32-40.6%9521029-7.5%
53
9 489%4224083.4%
26
27-3.7%526 792-33.6%
13
28-53.6%903 63043.3%
24
34-29.4%932 68835.5%
38
51-25.5%1097 1329 -17.5%
21
26-19.2%740 800-7.5%
310
20352.7%4217 310735.7%
1
11-90.9%53438-87.9%
108
138-21.7%2453 2625-6.6%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
822
850-3.3%17,958 17,254 4.1%

Premium Sporty Cars
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
%
Change
2016
2015
%
Change
4
------50------
4
1 300%1588977.5%
5
25-80.0%69115-40.0%
---
------1125-56.0%
8
2300%56110-49.1%
---
--------- 25-100%
4
1300%65650.0%
5
12-58.3%175 14520.7%
17
988.9%221281-21.4%
7
7 0.0%15613020.0%
64
4833.3%945 85910.0%
---
3 -100%1 21-95.2%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
118
1089.3%1907 1865 2.3%
Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* 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.

RECOMMENDED READING

Sporty Car Sales In Canada - January 2017
Sporty Car Sales In Canada - November 2016
Sporty Car Sales In Canada - December 2015
Top 25 Best-Selling Cars In Canada In 2016
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - December 2016 & Year End

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