Led by the Ford F-Series pickup truck, Canada’s best-selling line of new vehicles for a eighth consecutive year, pickup truck sales jumped 8%, a gain of 27,000 units. SUV/crossover volume jumped 10% to form 40% of the Canadian auto industry’s volume. Sales across the sector jumped by more than 71,000 units compared with 2015, as the Toyota RAV4 led all SUVs/crossovers in total sales for the first time ever.
New vehicles were common in 2016. We saw the introduction of a new brand: Genesis. Cadillac, Volvo, Jaguar, and Lincoln launched new sedans: CT6, S90, XE Continental, respectively.
Fiat introduced the new 124 Spider, a Mazda MX-5 Miata twin. New luxury SUVs were launched by Bentley, Infiniti, Jaguar, and Maserati.
But the overwhelming bulk of new vehicle sales volume – more than half – is generated by the 30 top nameplates. The Ford F-Series, Ram P/U, and Honda Civic alone create 15 out of every 100 new vehicle sales.
Reminder: these are 2016 year end rankings, but you can sort vehicles by December 2016 volume by clicking the December 2016 column header, or you can rank vehicles by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the Vehicle column header.
There are visible brand results, so when you sort the table by vehicle names to showcase, for example, all Fords together, you’ll also see the Ford brand’s total. Auto brands are shown in bold to differentiate makes and models, manufacturers are bolded and italicized. 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, M-Class and GLE together, GLK and GLC together, and the Passat and CC together. º Land Cruiser is a commercial vehicle in Canada. 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.