Showing posts with label Canada Auto Sales. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Canada Auto Sales. Show all posts

Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - September 2014 YTD

2015 Honda CR-V
General Motors Canada sales jumped by nearly 6300 units in September 2014, helped along by GMC's best September ever, a 31% Chevrolet improvement, and Buick volume which more than doubled.

GM outsold Chrysler Canada, in fact, despite Chrysler's continued surge. The Ram P/U, Jeep Wrangler, Chrysler Town & Country, and the Ram and Jeep brands all reported record-setting Septembers.

But Ford Canada was Canada's top-selling manufacturer for the sixth consecutive month in September 2014 and finally took over the number one year-to-date position from Chrysler Canada, as well. Ford Motor Company sales rose 5% last month and less than 1% so far this year.


Canada auto sales market share chart September 2014
Click Chart To Expand
Toyota Canada suffered a slight decline at Lexus and a more severe drop at Scion but the namesake brand was up 8% as "light truck" volume (including minivans and crossovers) jumped 26%. Toyota brand car sales, according to TCI, were down 7%.

Overall new vehicle sales jumped 13% to more than 168,000 units, an increase of nearly 19,000 extra sales compared with September 2013. This September marked the end of a record-setting third quarter for Canadian new vehicle sales. 2013 was a record calendar year; 2014 is on pace to top that result by more than 5%.

The biggest improvements on a percentage basis were reported by Jeep, Buick, Audi, Mitsubishi, GMC, Chevrolet, and Nissan, all of which produced gains of at least 30%. (Jeep and Buick more than doubled their September 2013 volume.) 

Small car builders - Smart, Mini, and Fiat - posted the worst year-over-year declines. Kia, Dodge, Land Rover, Scion, Lexus, and Cadillac also failed to match last September's pace.

Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada - August 2014 YTD

Audi Q3 orange
Canadians registered their first 282 Audi Q3s in August 2014. 

BMW's X1 has been here for more than three years. 12,556 have been sold.


Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - August 2014 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - August 2014 YTD
Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - August 2014 YTD


Canada luxury SUV sales chart August 2014
Click Chart To Expand
Mercedes-Benz's GLA is set to arrive shortly. Buick has been selling Encores for nearly two years, but to what extent does a Q3 customer wants an underpowered ugly duckling from a Detroit automaker? The Encore isn't unpopular: 629 were sold in August along with 990 copies of the Chevrolet Trax.

These vehicles will be displayed in their own separate table once there's a large enough number of vehicles to support their own list. Far more popular than the X1 is Audi's Q5, the best-selling luxury brand utility vehicle in Canada. BMW is selling 1.9 X3s per X1 even in this year of greater X3 decline. 

Small SUV Sales In Canada - August 2014 YTD

2013 Ford Escape green
Canadians registered 5081 Ford Escapes in August 2014, the fourth consecutive month in which more than 5000 Escapes were sold in Canada. During the same four-month span in 2013, an average of 4276 Escapes were sold each month. 9% of the SUVs and crossovers sold in Canada in August were Escapes.


Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - August 2014 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - August 2014 YTD
Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - August 2014 YTD


Canada small SUV sales chart August 2014
Click Chart To Expand
With a very different take on how to approach buyers who don't want three rows of anti-minivan mommy crossover, Jeep's Wrangler attracted 2564 buyers in Canada in August, the fourth consecutive month in which Wrangler volume has climbed beyond the 2500-unit mark. (Jeep was selling fewer than 2100 Wranglers per month during that period in 2013.) 

The Wrangler ranks seventh overall among SUVs and crossovers in Canada, just 276 units behind its stablemate, the Dodge Journey, in year-to-date terms. 

In between those two extremes are numerous high-riding small utility vehicles, from the increasingly popular Nissan Rogue to the aging GM twins from Chevrolet and GMC, the Equinox and Terrain. Jeep also sold 2038 Cherokees and more than 1100 Compasses and Patriots in August.