Yet the top-selling Honda’s share of the car market nevertheless increased as Canadian demand for cars continued to shrink. In 2015, 9.1% of the cars sold in Canada were Honda Civics. In 2016, that figure jumped to 9.8%.
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Rare was the car that didn’t sell less often in 2016 than in 2015. Among Canada’s 20 top cars, only four bucked the trend. Only one of the top 14 cars – the Hyundai Elantra – generated greater sales activity in 2016 than in 2015.
The Toyota Camry, ranked tenth overall, was Canada’s top-selling midsize car. The 19th-ranked Mercedes-Benz C-Class was tops among premium brand nameplates. Ranked 24th, the Ford Mustang led all sports/sporty cars.
To be fair to the car sector, as a whole, it’s useful to be reminded of the sharp decline in car sales at the Volkswagen brand, tainted in late 2014 by a diesel emissions scandal. Subtract Volkswagen from the equation and Canadian car sales in 2016 didn’t fall 7.3% but rather dipped 6.5%.
Reminder: these are 2016 year end rankings, but you can sort cars by December 2016 volume by clicking the December 2016 column header, or you can rank them by improvements or declines using the % columns.
Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the Car column header. 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.
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. Mobile users can now thumb across the table for full-width access.
Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada & ANDC * Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total. ² Total Prius Family sales: up 54% to 554 in December; up 13% to 8095 in 2016. † Mini Cooper includes sales of the Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman, Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman. ¤ Automakers release sales figures for the E-Class and CLS-Class and the Passat and CC together. º Audi’s A4 sales data includes sales of the Allroad. Sales data for brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce are unfortunately not broken down by model. estimates say sales for those brands in 2016 were 216, 175, and 86 units, respectively. It is believed that Tesla sold 2034 new vehicles during the first ten months of 2016.