Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – March 2017 YTD


Through the first one-sixth of 2017, Canadian auto sales had risen 3% compared with results during the same time frame in 2016, a significant increase given that 2016 was the best year ever for the Canadian auto industry.

Through the first one-quarter of 2017? With all-time record March sales in the third month of 2017, first-quarter sales rose 5% compared with the records set in 2016.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – March 2017 YTD

General Motors claimed top spot among automakers with more than 30,000 sales, the best March total for GM Canada since 2008. With modest gains from Ford Motor Company and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the industry soared 7% ahead of March 2016’s pace, capitalizing  on huge light truck demand. Pickups, SUVs, crossovers, and vans accounted for 67% of the overall new vehicle market as passenger car volume dipped slightly. 

Ford remained the top-selling auto brand. Jaguar, Maserati, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Cadillac were the fastest-growing brands; Dodge and Nissan were the fastest-growing volume brands. Rare were the auto brands that didn’t generate more sales in March 2017 – the best March ever for the Canadian auto industry – than in March 2016. Smart, Jeep, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Lincoln, and Ram stuck out like sore thumbs.

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Claiming 7.2% of the overall market, the Ford F-Series was Canada’s top-selling vehicle in March 2017.

Canada auto brand market share chart March 2017
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The Honda Civic, the third-best-selling vehicle, jumped 37% to 8145 sales, tops among cars. The Dodge Grand Caravan led all minivans with 5459 sales, ahead of the top-selling SUV, Nissan’s Rogue, which jumped 63% to 4888 units.

Don’t like to see automakers arranged alphabetically? Click column headers to sort automakers by March sales, year-over-year change, year-to-date totals, or any other order. Best seller lists for cars, trucks, and SUVs will be added in the next few hours. In the coming days, GCBC will also publish a complete list of year-to-date sales for every single vehicle line, a list which includes brand results. To find out what you can expect, you can see the 2016 year end version of that post here. You can always find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any brand by clicking the brand name in the table below or by selecting a make (or model) at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. Mobile users can now thumb across the table for full-width access.

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April 2017 • February 2017March 2016 • Updated at 9:31 PM AT on 04.06.2017

Rank
Automaker
March
2017
%
Change
2017
YTD
%
Change
March
2017
Market
Share
YTD 
Market
Share
#21
1783
4.4%
4039
6.2%
1.0%
1.0%
#34
26
73.3%
30
30.4%
0.0%
0.0%
#17
2985
6.4%
6887
17.6%
1.6%
1.6%
#35
22
340%
49
277%
0.0%
0.0%
#16
3181
3.8%
7855
2.7%
1.7%
1.9%
#22
1702
17.5%
3815
32.7%
0.9%
0.9%
#25
1212
28.0%
2623
7.4%
0.6%
0.6%
#2
17,412
21.4%
34,562
10.3%
9.3%
8.2%
#20
1842
9.4%
4119
2.5%
1.0%
1.0%
#8
9362
26.7%
19,799
22.1%
5.0%
4.7%
#31
468
107%
947
116%
0.2%
0.2%
#1
Ford
25,840
0.3%
61,005
2.0%
13.8%
14.5%
#36
15
61
0.0%
0.0%
#7
9789
26.1%
20,248
12.6%
5.2%
4.8%
#3
17,392
18.7%
36,932
14.8%
9.3%
8.8%
#6
11,087
-14.7%
24,128
-13.2%
5.9%
5.7%
#24
1292
13.5%
2800
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
#26
746
227%
1315
235%
0.4%
0.3%
#12
5917
-26.6%
15,998
-14.1%
3.2%
3.8%
#11
6346
6.1%
13,775
-1.4%
3.4%
3.3%
#23
1369
1.7%
2537
-4.6%
0.7%
0.6%
#18
2124
15.9%
4857
14.0%
1.1%
1.2%
#27
640
-5.2%
1665
1.9%
0.3%
0.4%
#32
122
198%
371
342%
0.1%
0.1%
#10
6942
14.8%
15,484
15.8%
3.7%
3.7%
#13
4747
11.9%
12,413
19.9%
2.5%
2.9%
#30
510
3.0%
1156
5.2%
0.3%
0.3%
#19
1896
-10.6%
4439
-10.5%
1.0%
1.1%
#5
14,523
26.7%
30,836
13.2%
7.7%
7.3%
#28
624
16.6%
1399
28.3%
0.3%
0.3%
#9
8916
-1.9%
23,196
-3.5%
4.8%
5.5%
#33
43
-83.7%
93
-80.6%
0.0%
0.0%
#14
4652
10.4%
10,422
10.4%
2.5%
2.5%
#4
17,282
0.1%
40,130
-2.5%
9.2%
9.5%
#15
4176
-22.4%
10,311
-15.5%
2.2%
2.4%
#29
576
1.1%
1271
1.0%
0.3%
0.3%
 —
30,115
22.9%
61,248
12.1%
16.1%
14.5%
26,531
0.2%
64,089
1.1%
14.1%
15.2%
26,480
0.2%
62,670
2.0%
14.1%
14.9%
19,406
1.6%
44,987
-1.0%
10.3%
10.7%
19,175
17.2%
40,971
13.9%
10.2%
9.7%
17,712
20.3%
38,075
8.9%
9.4%
9.0%
17,448
-8.1%
37,964
-9.1%
9.3%
9.0%
7807
-10.5%
18,646
-2.7%
4.2%
4.4%
4790
6.3%
12,506
15.5%
2.6%
3.0%
3691
3.7%
9011
3.0%
2.0%
2.1%
2115
34.4%
3852
26.2%
1.1%
0.9%
Total
187,808
6.7%
422,306
4.5%

Source: Automakers, Desrosiers, Global Automakers Of CanadaANDC 
Red font indicates declining year-over-year volume
* Does not include Lamborghini or Bentley
^ Excluding Sprinter/Metris: up 12.3% to 4747 in March; up 16.9% to 10,760 in Q1.
° Scion is discontinued, now part of Toyota.

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