Canada’s auto industry continued its expansion in June 2014. Indeed, the market continued to expand without any help from the Ford F-Series, Canada’s best-selling vehicle line.
Sales growth drove the F-Series to record sales levels in 2012 and again in 2013. With a replacement set to arrive in Ford showrooms later this year, we expect to see F-Series sales rise again. In the meantime, Ford’s share of the pickup truck market has fallen from 38.4% in the first half of 2013 to 37.3% in the same period of 2014.
Yet it’s still the best-selling vehicle line in Canada, selling 35% more often than the next-best-selling Ram Pickup, 93% more often than Canada’s best-selling passenger car, 123% more often than the best-selling minivan, and 134% more often than the best-selling utility vehicle.
Speaking of Canada’s best-selling utility vehicle, it, too, is a Ford. The Escape is currently selling 50% more frequently than the second-ranked Honda CR-V, the 12th-best-selling vehicle overall. Canada’s best-selling car, on the other hand, is in a much tighter race to end 2014 as Canada’s best-selling car.
The Honda Civic has grown its lead over the second-ranked Hyundai Elantra to 3760 units – it trailed the Elantra at this stage last year and still ended calendar year 2013 as the best-selling car in Canada, the 16th consecutive such year the Civic has done so.
In addition to the Oshawa-built Chevrolet Impala shown above, the Civic is a made in Canada model. The same can be said of Canada’s third-ranked car, the Toyota Corolla, the second and third-ranked SUVs (CR-V and Toyota RAV4), the fifth-best-selling vehicle overall (Dodge Grand Caravan), and numerous others.
We have decided to take advantage of this halfway point in the calendar to adjust the way a number of vehicles are displayed here, and this will have an impact on the way you compare rankings when looking back at previous months. Ten commercial-oriented van nameplates are now in the mix. In other words, there are ten extra lines in the full rankings, and GCBC has also added space at the bottom to display the complete size of the pickup, minivan, and commercial van with yet another line allotted to all other vehicles: cars, SUVs, and crossovers.
There were exciting improvements introduced late last year in the GCBC’s rankings of all new vehicles. 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 Honda Insight and Suzuki Kizashi, nameplates which collected sales during the first six months 2014 but not during the same period one year later.
More importantly, there are now visible brand results, so when you sort the table by vehicle names to showcase, for example, all Chevrolets together, you’ll also see the Chevrolet brand’s total. Manufacturers are shown in bold to differentiate makes and models. At any time, click the Rank column to return to the original format. If you’re on a mobile device, you may need to choose the full version of the site (at the bottom of the page) in order to use the sortable function.
Reminder: these are 2014 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort vehicles by June volume by clicking the June 2014 column header, or you can rank vehicles by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the Vehicle column header.
Source: Automakers & ANDC * Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total. ² Total Prius Family sales: down 12.8% to 3554 YTD; down 26.1% to 629 in June. ³ Total Santa Fe sales: up 21.1% to 16,605 YTD; down 12.4% to 2236 in June. † Mini Cooper includes sales of the Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman, Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman. ‡ Total Genesis sales: up 4.7% to 1592 YTD; up 2.5% to 364 in June. ± Total Infiniti G/Q50/Q60 sales: up 60.5% to 1965 YTD; up 92.7% to 343 in June. ¤ Automakers release sales figures for the E-Class and CLS-Class together, S-Class and CL-Class together, RL and RLX together, Passat and CC together. º Land Cruiser is a commercial vehicle in Canada. Audi’s A4 sales data includes sales of the Allroad. Sales data for brands such as Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce are unfortunately not broken down by model. estimates say sales for those brands during the first six months of 2014 were 68, 102, 30, and 36, respectively. Total Maserati volume is reported, but not by specific models. It is believed that Tesla sold 61 copies of their Model S back in May 2014, but Tesla doesn’t issue monthly sales reports. The estimate for Tesla June sales in Canada was 50 units.