Sporty Car Sales In Canada – March 2017


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Ford Mustang sales rose modestly in Canada in March 2017, climbing 3% to 669 units, more than enough to be Canada’s top-selling sports car/muscle coupe/pony car/sporty vehicle. Or whatever you want to call it.

Year-over-year, Dodge Challenger sales doubled. Chevrolet Camaro volume perked up, as well. Through the first-quarter of 2017, the Mustang owns 46% of the three-car category.

Canada sports car sales chart March 2017
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And while sales of traditional American sporting coupes are surging in Canada, smaller European sports cars are all fading. Combined sales of the Alfa Romeo 4C, Audi TT, BMW Z4, Jaguar F-Type, Mercedes-Benz SLC, and Porsche’s Boxster and Cayman are down 42% so far this year compared with the first three months of 2016.

Mazda MX-5 Miata sales are soaring. Chevrolet’s Corvette has added 52% more sales to its first-quarter ledger. 

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 • April 2017 • February 2017March 2016

American Muscle
March
2017
March
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
312
223 39.9% 528 425 24.2%
575
284 102% 978 526 85.9%
669
651 2.8% 1305 1172 11.3%
Total
1556
1158 34.4% 2811 2123 32.4%

Euro Sports Cars
March
2017
March
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
4
15 -50.0% 5 23 -75.0%
43
71 -39.4% 78 136 -42.6%
8
11 -27.3% 12 17 -29.4%
49
83 -41.0% 87 148 -41.2%
24
48 -50.0% 44 85 -48.2%
10
26 -61.5% 21 45 -53.3%
25
34 -26.5% 51 60 -15.0%
Total
163
288 -43.4% 298 514 -42.0%

Misc. Sporty Cars
March
2017
March
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
98
185 -47.0% 161 315 -48.9%
156
188 -17.0% 393 415 -5.3%
254
151 68.2% 314 206 52.4%
73
136
2
3 -33.3% 8 8 0.0%
47
89 -47.2% 84 162 -48.1%
166
9 1744% 299 21 1324%
42
40 5.0% 76 82 -7.3%
140
102 37.3% 290 196 48.0%
75
142 -47.2% 136 201 -32.3%
70
149 -53.0% 142 235 -39.6%
85
62 37.1% 158 114 38.6%
440
329 33.7% 927 786 17.9%
14 -100% 38 -100%
198
258 -23.3% 410 536 -23.5%
Total
1846
1721 7.3% 3534 3315 6.6%

Premium Sporty Cars
March
2017
March
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
1
30
49 1 4800%
8
2 300% 14 9 55.6%
1 -100% 5 -100%
4
6 -33.3% 10 12 -16.7%
1
10 -90.0% 7 17 -58.8%
22
18 22.2% 53 39 35.9%
41
21 95.2% 76 37 105%
22
18 22.2% 34 39 -12.8%
50
46 8.7% 119 113 5.3%
1 -100% 1 -100%
Total
178
123 44.7% 363 273 33.0%

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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