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

Annual Canadian Minivan Sales: 2004-2014

Canadians are buying more minivans in 2014 than in the doldrums of 2013 - a record-setting year for the industry as a whole - but the trend continues to point to lackluster interest in these extraordinary family vehicles.


Minivan Sales In Canada - September 2014 YTD
All Vehicle Makes & Models Ranked By September 2014 YTD Canadian Sales


This interactive chart (hover over the line for more detail) shows nearly 185,000 minivan sales in calendar year 2004. It's unlikely more than 100,000 will be sold in 2014, which could still be the best minivan sales year since 2008. (A slower fourth-quarter could mean 2014 won't match up to 2012 in total minivan volume, or 2009's 99,241-unit pace.)

Canadians are, however, more interested in minivans than their American neighbours. 5.4% of the new vehicles sold in Canada this year have been MPVs, including two products (Chevrolet Orlando and Kia Rondo) which Americans can't buy. 

The U.S. market relies on minivans for just 3.4% of total auto sales. Even with the Orlando and Rondo excluded, sliding door vehicles still account for 4.7% of Canadian new vehicle volume. U.S. minivan sales are up 6% to 427,876 units in 2014.

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

2015 Porsche Macan S 2014 Audi SQ5
Mercedes-Benz Canada sold the company's first 184 GLA-Class crossovers in September 2014, a complement to the 247 BMW X1s sold and the 328 Audi Q3s.


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - September 2014 YTD
• Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - September 2014 YTD


Canada luxury SUV sales chart September 2014
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Up a notch in size, Mercedes-Benz sold 649 GLKs, BMW sold 434 X3s and 100 X4s, and Audi sold 791 copies of the best-selling premium brand utility vehicle in Canada, the Q5. 

GCBC's review of the SQ5 will be published soon, as the car's week-long visit came to an end when Porsche Canada's Macan S was delivered to GCBC Towers for the third week of October.

September 2014 sales of these smallest luxury brand crossovers clearly increased dramatically as the X1 improved and was joined by two new nameplates. The larger (but still relatively small) cast of characters led by the Q5 posted 36% gains, or 20% if the newest players (Lincoln MKC and Porsche Macan) are excluded. 

Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In Canada - September 2014 YTD

2014 BMW M3 sedan
BMW Canada's September 2014 marked the best sales month for the 4-Series since the model range switched over from the 3-Series ledger to the 4er in October of last year. 


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - September 2014 YTD
• Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model - September 2014 YTD


Canada luxury car sales chart September 2014
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Combined sales of the 3er and 4er, which operated solely under the 3-Series banner at this time last year, rose 3.4% to 1415 units in September 2014, 77% of BMW car volume and 42% of total BMW volume last month.

Competitors are certainly coming at the 3-Series from all corners lately. Audi sold 393 copies of their entry-level A3 sedan in September. Though the A4 is the more direct 3-Series rival, the base price of the 2.0L turbocharged A3, $35,900, places the A3 2.0T in direct line with the basic 320i, a $39,990 car. 

Mercedes-Benz has also sold more than 300 CLA-Class sedans in each of the last six months, having averaged 179 CLA sales per month in the preceding seven months. And now, the new C-Class is arriving to take the three-pointed-star fight more directly to the 3-Series. Sales of the Lexus IS are up 85% in 2014.