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2012 Canada Passenger Car Sales Figures By Model (With Rankings)

Sales Figures & Rankings for Passenger Cars Sold in Canada

2012 Best Selling Passenger Cars In Canada (All Models Ranked)

With its highest volume since 2008, the Honda Civic maintained its crown as Canada’s best-selling car in 2012. The Civic’s nearest rival, a direct competitor in every way, was 14,012 sales behind. That car, the Hyundai Elantra, found 14% of its volume from the outgoing Touring model. Overall Elantra volume was up by 5980 units in 2012; 2011 volume had risen by 10,414 units. 2012 was the fourth consecutive year of improved Elantra sales in Canada. Rounding out the podium was the Toyota Corolla, knocking last year’s third-place car into fourth spot with a slim 1611-unit advantage. Mazda 3 sales rose 5.6% in 2012, but it’s 11,022 sales off 2008’s pace and 8445 sales off 2010’s pace.
The best-selling American brand car in Canada was the Chevrolet Cruze, despite a 3.8% decline. Ford’s Focus, the sixth-best-selling car in Canada, was 4692 sales behind the Cruze, having ended 2011 8164 sales back.

Canada’s top-selling European car in 2012 was the Mexican-made Volkswagen Jetta. Volkswagen reported five consecutive year-over-year increases to end 2012, enough to generate a year-over-year gain of 0.6% compared with 2011. The next-best-selling European car was Volkswagen’s own Golf, which includes sales of the wagon that Americans know as the Jetta SportWagen. The two next-best-selling European cars are from premium brands BMW and Mercedes-Benz: the 3-Series and the 26th-best-selling C-Class. The C-Class ranked 10th in December’s standings. The 3-Series ranked 10th in September.

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