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
77 70.1% 2708 2668 1.5%
135
83 62.7% 3160 2669 18.4%
292
352 -17.0% 7655 6933 10.4%
Total
558
512 9.0% 13,523 12,270 10.2%

Euro Sports Cars
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
2
8 -75.0% 68 122 -44.3%
19
14 35.7% 599 251 139%
19 -100% 100 121 -17.4%
17
29 -41.4% 522 462 13.0%
9
10 -10.0% 280 270 3.7%
19
20 -5.0% 345 360 -4.2%
22
31 -29.0% 345 322 7.1%
Total
88
131 -32.8% 2259 1908 18.4%

Misc. Sporty Cars
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
%
Change
2016
2015
%
Change
70
78 -10.3% 1516 1693 -10.5%
3 -100%
55
174 -68.4% 2091 1703 22.8%
59
39 51.3% 1758 1715 2.5%
20
258
5
40 294 -98.3%
19
32 -40.6% 952 1029 -7.5%
53
9 489% 422 408 3.4%
26
27 -3.7% 526 792 -33.6%
13
28 -53.6% 903 630 43.3%
24
34 -29.4% 932 688 35.5%
38
51 -25.5% 1097 1329 -17.5%
21
26 -19.2% 740 800 -7.5%
310
203 52.7% 4217 3107 35.7%
1
11 -90.9% 53 438 -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% 158 89 77.5%
5
25 -80.0% 69 115 -40.0%
11 25 -56.0%
8
2 300% 56 110 -49.1%
25 -100%
4
1 300% 65 65 0.0%
5
12 -58.3% 175 145 20.7%
17
9 88.9% 221 281 -21.4%
7
7 0.0% 156 130 20.0%
64
48 33.3% 945 859 10.0%
3 -100% 1 21 -95.2%
Total
118
108 9.3% 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.

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