Canada’s best-selling midsize car reported a modest year-over-year sales increase in August 2016 to further strengthen its status as the king of the shrinking Canadian midsize hill. Toyota Camry volume is down 3% this year, but more than 1400 were sold in August, 300 more midsize cars than the next-best-selling Hyundai Sonata managed.
August sales across the category tumbled 22%, a drop of 2183 sales for a category which has lost more than 10,000 sales through the first eight months of 2016. Canadians are on track to buy and lease fewer than 95,000 midsize cars in calendar year 2016. More than 131,000 were sold only three years ago.
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Not all candidates for the intermediate sedan buyer’s attention are crumbling. Newly launched for 2016, the Chevrolet Malibu is up 11% so far this year, though August volume tumbled 43% compared with August 2015.
The Malibu is likely to post a five-year annual sales high by year’s end, though sales will be down roughly 44% compared with 2006.
Nissan Altima sales are rising, as well. Through the first two-thirds of 2016, sales are up 16%. But the Altima is on track for fewer than 9000 sales in calendar year 2016. Nissan Canada averaged 13,700 between 2005 and 2014.
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