BMW Canada Sold Its First 47 2-Series’ In March 2014
Canadian passenger car sales are in decline even as the leading Honda Civic continues to increase sales in the first quarter of 2014. 8.5% of the new cars sold in Canada through the first three months of 2014 have been Civics.
The ninth and 32nd-best-selling cars in Canada, Accord and Fit, are also Hondas. The Accord leads all midsize cars despite its 7% decline. The Fit ranks seventh among subcompacts despite selling more often than in the first quarter of 2013, but a replacement for the Fit is soon to arrive.
Hyundai and Kia have combined to sell 11,424 new cars in 2014, a 10% drop compared with the first three months of 2013. Sales of the second-best-selling Elantra are down 9%, a drop of 964 units. (Civic sales are up by 1120 units.) As an individual brand, the Toyota cars on this list combine for the highest total, a couple hundred units ahead of Honda.
There are two new nameplates on this list for March. Kia’s K900 attracted its first three buyers last month. It’s currently tied with the Cadillac ELR for second-last spot. BMW also delivered its first 2-Series cars in March. In North America, the 2-Series is really just a replacement name for the 1-Series. Combined sales are down 86% through one quarter.
There were exciting improvements introduced in October’s rankings of new 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 now include vehicles like the Audi A3 and Dodge Caliber, nameplates which collected sales in March 2013 but not during March 2014.
Kia Canada Sold Three K900s In March 2014
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Reminder: these are 2014 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort cars by March volume by clicking the March 2014 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.
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.