Large Car Sales In Canada – February 2017


2017 Chrysler 300 sedan

Don’t be fooled into believing Canada’s 16% rise in full-size volume brand cars through the first two months of 2017 is a sign that the car market has legs. 

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – February 2017 YTD
Canada Car Sales By Model – February 2017 YTD

These are exceedingly low-volume cars. Even collectively, this fleet-friendly Chrysler 300/Dodge Charger-led category has produced only 1940 sales so far this year. Sure, that’s 16%, or 264 units, more than the segment managed one year ago. But it’s 9% lower than the total achieved by the same cars during the first two months of 2015, and it’s an inconsequential number, regardless. 

1940 sales, in two months? That’s what the Honda Civic, on its own, managed over the last two weeks. 

Canada large car sales chart February 2017
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Well, the Honda Civic is Canada’s best-selling car, an affordable compact, hardly comparable to these semi-premium full-size cars. But what about the Mercedes-Benz C-Class? 

1708 C-Classes have been sold already this year. 

Times have changed. Get used to it.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canada auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. This table is sortable, so you can rank large cars 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 table for full-width access.

Click Column Headers To Sort • March 2017 • January 2017February 2016

Large Car
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
38
28 35.7% 78 64 21.9%
157
127 23.6% 281 233 20.6%
304
171 77.8% 514 304 69.1%
286
229 24.9% 485 431 12.5%
87
91 -4.4% 217 245 -11.4%
6
13 -53.8% 11 21 -47.6%
172
161 6.8% 304 315 -3.5%
30
22 36.4% 50 63 -20.6%
Total
1080
842 28.3% 1940 1676 15.8%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* Genesis refers only to the sedan, not the coupe. For Canadian purposes – Hyundai USA doesn’t yet breakdown sales figures for the sedan and much less costly coupe – the Genesis will now be shown with both these volume brands, with which Hyundai is a direct competitor, and midsize luxury cars, with which the Genesis competes.
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. 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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