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Blame Canada’s two top-selling cars for the drastic December 2013 decline in which passenger car volume fell nearly 10%.
Not just the two top cars, mind you – combined sales of which slid by 3647 units – but the sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth-best-selling cars in Canada, as well. And the 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, and 18th-best-selling cars, too. And many more.
Yet so strong were sales of trucks, SUVs, and crossovers, that the car decline didn’t stop the industry from claiming a 4% year-over-year increase in total sales. Nor was December’s sharp drop in car sales enough to stop the passenger car segment from claiming a small improvement over the course of 2013. Over the last twelve months, car sales were slightly stronger than they were in 2012.
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Many of those cars just mentioned as slower December sellers sold much more often in 2013 than in 2012: Elantra, Corolla, Jetta, Fusion, Accord, Rio, Sentra, 3-Series. Added to their improvements were stronger sales of the Mazda 3 and Chevrolet Cruze, both of which had healthier Decembers this year.
Yet all cars bow down in Canada to the otherworldly strength of the Honda Civic, Canada’s best-selling car for the 16th consecutive year. The Honda Civic began this streak when Bill Clinton still had two years left in office, when Wayne Gretzky’s last NHL season began, when BMW bought Rolls-Royce. How dominant is the Civic? (Not as dominant as it has been by times.) 8.2% of the new cars sold in Canada are Honda Civics. In the U.S., for example, the so-called dominant Toyota Camry accounts for just 5.1% of the new car market.
There were significant improvements introduced in October’s rankings of car sales. Prior year figures now include the actual numbers from last year, not just the percentage increases/decreases from last year. As a result, we’ve also included vehicles like the Chevrolet Aveo and Acura CSX, nameplates which collected sales in 2012 but not this year. At any time, click the Rank column to return to the original format. If you’re on a mobile device, you may need to choose the full version of the site (at the bottom of the page) in order to use the sortable function.
Reminder: these are 2013 year end rankings, but you can sort cars by December volume by clicking the December 2013 column header, or you can rank cars by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the Car column header. Just remember, the list is horizontally flipped from the norm: YTD on the left, monthly data on the right.
As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles by selecting a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page.