Canadian automakers reported a collective 4% increase in new vehicle sales, making November 2014 the highest-volume November in the Canadian auto industry’s history. Only a short period of December will be required to make 2014 the best year ever for the Canadian auto industry: 1.745 million new vehicles were sold last year; 1.72 million were sold in the first eleven months of 2014.
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For the second consecutive month, Chrysler Group earned the number one position, though only barely, and not by enough of a margin to unseat the year-to-date leader, Ford Motor Company. The difference between the pair is statistically inconsequential. Ford/Lincoln sales are just 0.3% higher than the total achieved by FCA/Chrysler’s five brands this year.
43.4% of the new vehicles sold in November 2014 were sold by Ford, Chrysler, and GM, up from 42% a year ago. In November 2014, passenger cars produced 38.8% of all new vehicle sales, down from 42.5% a year ago.
Ford was Canada’s best-selling brand last month. Jeep was the fastest-growing volume brand. (Smart jumped 144%.) Fiat’s 42% decline was worst among all auto brands, though Scion’s 37% drop came close. Among premium brands, Mercedes-Benz led with 3282 sales; 3551 with Sprinter vans included. Heading into December, Mercedes-Benz leads BMW by 772 units on year-to-date terms.
Don’t like to see automakers arranged alphabetically? Click column headers to sort automakers by November 2014 sales, year-over-year change, year-to-date totals, or any other order. Best seller lists for cars, trucks, and SUVs will be added in the next couple of weeks. In the coming days, GCBC will also publish a complete list of November sales for every single vehicle line, a list which includes brand results. To find out what you can expect, you can see October’s version of that post here. You can always find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any brand by clicking the brand name in the table below or by selecting a make (or model) at GCBC’s Sales Stats page.
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