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Canada Auto Sales By Brand – April 2012

2012 Nissan Versa Sedan
Nissan finished outside the
top ten in Canada in April 2012

Chrysler Canada sold 24,540 new vehicles in April 2012, a gain of 3% compared with April 2011. The group’s leading brand, Dodge, was down 20%, though the old Dodge/Ram tandem combined for 15,281 sales, nearly enough to topple the Toyota brand.

Canada’s top-ranked brand in April was Ford, though sales slid 5%. Blue Oval sales are down 2% so far this year. GM also took a plunge, down 7% on the whole, with only one of its four brands reporting anything other than a decrease. GMC’s 2% increase, mixed with Nissan’s 6% loss, was enough to knock Nissan out of the top ten. Nissan ranked sixth just last month

GM Canada, with barely more than 21,000 sales, finished more than 1000 sales behind Hyundai/Kia in April. In fact, Hyundai/Kia out-sold everybody except for the Ford Motor Company and the Chrysler Group.

Fiat once again embarrassed numerous automakers with far larger fleets. Buick, Volvo, Infiniti, Mini, Cadillac, and Lincoln all sold fewer cars. 23.7% of the Fiats sold were of the 500C variety. Mercedes-Benz was again Canada’s favourite premium brand. BMW finished 641 sales back with a 6% decline. GM, with

You can see the U.S. version of this post here. Many of the Canadian divisions of these global automobile manufacturers have already reported sales by model – those details can be seen by accessing the dropdown menu at the top right of this page. GoodCarBadCar’s segment-by-segment breakdowns will begin later in the month once every automaker has reported specific sales for each model; and once best seller lists have been published. 

Below, you’ll see April 2012 and year-to-date sales figures for the Canadian automotive market. Nearly 158,000 new vehicles were sold, a loss of 1.4%. Canada’s new vehicle market grew 5.2% over the course of the first four months of 2012, however. Passenger cars accounted for 48.4% of all sales. General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler brought in 44.2% of all sales. 

Updated 05/11/2012 @ 6:53 PM AT

Rank
Automaker
April 2012

Change
Year To Date
YTD 
% Change
#1
Ford
23,689
– 4.8%
77,467
– 1.9%
#2
Toyota
16,994
– 1.3%
53,319
+ 7.0%
#3
Hyundai
14,301
+ 0.2%
43,632
+ 5.6%
#4
Chevrolet
13,091
– 9.7%
43,617
– 7.0%
#5
Honda
11,303
+ 3.6%
40,480
+ 15.4%
#6
Dodge
8866
– 19.5%
31,485
– 14.7%
#7
Kia
8010
+ 18.2%
23,056
+ 20.8%
#8
Mazda
7049
– 6.9%
23,290
+ 9.8%
#9
Ram
6415
+ 20.4%
23,194
+ 21.1%
#10
GMC
6317
+ 2.4%
20,791
– 0.7%
#11
Nissan
6307
– 5.9%
25,611
+ 9.5%
#12
Volkswagen
5620
+ 1.7%
17,332
+ 7.3%
#13
Jeep
4298
+ 0.4%
14,065
+ 14.5%
#14
Chrysler
3750
+ 60.7%
8347
+ 109%
#15
Mercedes-Benz
3275
+ 18.7%
10,889
+ 16.1%
#16
Subaru
2753
– 5.1%
9322
+ 2.2%
#17
BMW
2634
– 6.0%
8848
+ 8.8%
#18
Audi
2026
+ 0.7%
6849
+ 15.6%
#19
Acura
1497
+ 10.0%
4114
– 2.8%
#20
Lexus
1338
– 17.6%
4297
– 6.6%
#21
Mitsubishi
1306
– 28.5%
6356
– 5.0%
#22
Fiat
1211
+ 36.2%
3272
+ 149%
#23
Buick
1149
– 1.3%
4458
+ 25.8%
#24
Volvo
709
+ 0.6%
2062
– 1.2%
#25
Infiniti
612
+ 9.1%
2418
+ 11.5%
#26
Mini
596
+ 25.5%
1613
+ 30.6%
#27
Cadillac
533
– 32.7%
2125
– 17.9%
#28
Lincoln
472
– 26.4%
1795
– 26.3%
#29
Suzuki
413
– 34.4%
1648
– 16.2%
#30
Scion
400
– 17.9%
1502
+ 34.7%
#31
Land Rover
380
+ 53.8%
1480
+ 59.1%
#32
Porsche
328
+ 1.5%
868
+ 2.7%
#33
smart
154
– 40.8%
393
– 27.5%
#34
Jaguar
65
– 18.8%
219
– 11.0%
#35
Maserati
18
– 5.3%
47
+ 11.9%
#36
Bentley
13
+ 44.4%
29
+ 3.6%
#37
Saab
10
– 52.4%
19
– 53.7%

Source: Automakers, AIAMC, DesrosiersANDC 

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  1. I am rather perplexed as to why Hyundai-Kia is ever mentioned as a unit. Although Hyundai owns half of Kia and their cars share mechanical specifics, the companies seem to operate quite separately from one another. This is in contrast to Toyota-Lexus-Scion, for example, which will report their sales together under Toyota's media relations, and have dealerships right across the street from each other. Also, in comparison to GM, which has four separate brands under the same umbrella. I am quite sure that the vast majority of consumers are unaware that there is any linkage between Hyundai and Kia, and I think they want it that way.

  2. How is it that Chrysler Group is No.1 YTD in sales and that isn't even mentioned? Has that happened before? And why on earth is there a photo of a Nissan when they are a giant looser of the month? Also noticed that it must be hell to work on that Nissan with the front hoodline nearly over the front wheels, imagine bending that far over the front of the car.

  3. Yes, it has happened before. This year. Throughout the first quarter. The Bad 8-losing Versa, on the other hand, is drawing attention to the Nissan fall of April. The story isn't always roses, wilbaron. Moreover, not all stories always get told everywhere. And the fact that Chrysler Canada can do well with a multitude of brands isn't a big story in a post which lists individual brand performances. We didn't even talk about the joint impact of Mercedes-Benz and smart, after all. Or Jaguar and Land Rover.

    https://www.goodcarbadcar.net/2011/12/bad-8-nissan-versa-sedan-worst-sedan.html

  4. What? No.1 in YTD sales is currently happening.Unless this occured in other years,is this the first time that Chrysler is No.1 so far into any year? And the 'impact' of smart+Benz doesn't even move Benz up the chart at all. Adding LR to Jaguar does beat out the Scions though, but moving up to #30 out of 35 isn't really a feat. Here is some noteworthy news= The lowly Sebring/200 has outsold the Accord,Camry,Fusion,Malibu,Impreza,Passat,Optima and Altima to become #2 midsize car in Canada for April.

  5. "Throughout the first quarter" seems pretty current. Chrysler Canada has been keen to point this out throughout the initial months in 2012, but that doesn't mean its headline news in each and every post each and every month.

    The M-B/smart, Jag/LR stuff was for humour, only drawing attention to the fact that not all conglomerates are worthy of discussion each and every time they do something well.

    Not all stories are going to be discussed in each and every GCBC post, dozens of which examine North American auto sales each month.

    The Chrysler 200 will not only be displayed in the list of Canada's 20 best-selling cars when it's posted in the coming days but in two monthly midsize car sales charts. Why not call for more attention on the Camry's refreshed Canadian midsize dominance in this by-the-brand sales volume table? Or the F-Series' best-selling nature? Or the sudden success of the Mazda CX-5?

    As an aside, the biggest reason Chrysler doesn't get more attention from sales analysts in North America is because we all know that, to some extent, its sales are inflated by bargain basement pricing arrived at with heavy incentives. Chrysler 200s, for example, are selling for $16,000 in Canada. Optimas and Passats and Camrys are not. Imagine how many Camrys Toyota would sell if they were.

    https://www.goodcarbadcar.net/search/label/Midsize%20Car%20Sales?max-results=4

  6. Hyundai will beat all the brands soon.
    New vehicle line up of Hyundai.
    late 2013 New Genesis – 395 hp, 3.3 turbo gdi with 10 shift transmission
    2014 New Azera and Sonata including Sonata turbo – 285 hp with 7 dct transmission
    2014 Hyundai's first super car – 495 hp with dct.
    They will launch them in domestic market Korea first, so, we can see them 1 year later.

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