Sporty Car Sales In Canada – April 2017


2017 Audi R8 V10 blue

Despite a 26% year-over-year decline, the Ford Mustang still managed to outsell the rising Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet Camaro, combined, in April 2017. 

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – April 2017 YTD
Canada Passenger Car Sales By Model – April 2017 YTD

Canadian sales of the Mustang dropped to 1028 units, year-over-year, but that was still a distinctly better total than Ford Canada typically manages with the Mustang in April.

Meanwhile, GM and FCA combined for 919 Camaro/Challenger sales. 

Canada sports car sales chart April 2017
Click Chart To Expand

At the other end of the sports car spectrum, the Audi R8 produced record sales of 46 units in April 2017. Doesn’t sound like much? 

Consider the fact that far less costly European sports cars – 4C, F-Type, SLC, Boxster, Cayman — didn’t sell as often last month as the $184,000+ Audi R8. 

Indeed, Audi’s own $52,400+ TT didn’t sell as frequently as the R8 last month.

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 • March 2017April 2016

American Muscle
April
2017
April
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
394
348 13.2% 922 773 19.3%
525
469 11.9% 1503 995 51.1%
1028
1380 -25.5% 2333 2552 -8.6%
Total
1947
2197 -11.4% 4758 4320 10.1%

Euro Sports Cars
April
2017
April
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
10
15 -33.3% 15 38 -60.5%
36
87 -58.6% 114 223 -48.9%
47
17 177% 59 34 73.5%
37
62 -40.3% 124 210 -41.0%
33
35 -5.7% 77 120 -35.8%
28
43 -34.9% 49 88 -44.3%
24
47 -48.9% 75 107 -29.9%
Total
215
306 -29.7% 513 820 -37.4%

Misc. Sporty Cars
April
2017
April
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
138
202 -31.7% 299 517 -42.2%
154
320 -51.9% 547 735 -25.6%
321
275 16.7% 635 481 32.0%
162
298
1
6 -83.3% 9 14 -35.7%
46
124 -62.9% 130 286 -54.5%
111
1 11,000% 410 22 1764%
54
51 5.9% 130 133 -2.3%
165
173 -4.6% 455 369 23.3%
99
105 -5.7% 235 306 -23.2%
93
125 -25.6% 235 360 -34.7%
111
104 6.7% 269 218 23.4%
505
525 -3.8% 1432 1311 9.2%
9 -100% 47 -100%
157
292 -46.2% 567 828 -31.5%
Total
2117
2312 -8.4% 5651 5627 0.4%

Premium Sporty Cars
April
2017
April
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
2
3
46
18 156% 95 19 400%
3
6 -50.0% 17 15 13.3%
5 -100%
3
16 -81.3% 13 28 -53.6%
4
2 100% 11 19 -42.1%
27
26 3.8% 80 65 23.1%
34
18 88.9% 110 55 100%
13
4 225% 47 43 9.3%
101
130 -22.3% 220 243 -9.5%
1 -100%
Total
233
220 5.9% 596 493 20.9%

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 – March 2017
Sporty Car Sales In Canada – April 2016
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – April 2017
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – April 2017