Canada’s six best-selling vehicles in October 2013 generated 35,914 sales, a quarter of the industry’s volume, by collectively improving 21% compared with October 2012.
Led by the Ford F-Series and Honda Civic, October’s top six produced 6226 more sales than the same six vehicles did one year earlier.
F-Series sales very nearly rose by 2000 units; the Honda Civic was up by 1811 sales.
While the seventh-ranked Hyundai Elantra was down 6% (but has risen 11% in 2013, what will be the nameplate’s best ever year) the six top vehicles certainly weren’t the only vehicles to report year-over-year Canadian volume increases in October 2013. The eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth-best-selling vehicles in Canada also sold more often last month than they did one year earlier, in October 2012. In the case of the fourteenth-ranked Honda CR-V, the gain equalled just one extra unit, but that’s still much better than the CR-V’s September 2013 420-unit decline.
Indeed, the sixteenth-ranked Hyundai Santa Fe Sport was down 11%, but the full Santa Fe family was up 3.3% as the Santa Fe XL added 311 sales when the conventional Santa Fe slid by 238 sales. (Hyundai USA reports the full Santa Fe family’s sales as though they’re just one vehicle.)
Compared with October 2012’s list of the 30 best-selling vehicles, the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Fusion, Kia Forte, Kia Sorento, Hyundai Tucson, and Toyota Yaris are missing one year later. In their place you’ll find the GMC Terrain, Mazda CX-5, Kia Rio, Nissan Sentra, Nissan Rogue, and Hyundai Sonata.
What hasn’t changed is the top-ranked, best-selling, most popular vehicle line, the Ford F-Series. In 2013’s first ten months, Ford has already sold 106,861 F-Series pickups. In 2012, a record year for the F-Series in Canada, Ford sold 106,358 copies of the F-Series.
You can always select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page to find historical monthly and yearly sales figures from both Canada and the United States. Pertinent links are clickable at the bottom of this post, but you can also find related links at the Best Sellers page. The + icon has been removed from year-over-year improvements in the best seller list below. Look instead for red font to designate year-over-year declines. We’ve also added prior year data, so you can spend less time hunting around for the numbers you need.
Below, the 30 best-selling vehicles in Canada from October 2013.