2012 Dodge Charger R/T

The Honda Civic was more than twice as popular as any other new car on sale in Canada in January 2012. Its number one competitor, the Hyundai Elantra, finished 2540 sales behind the Civic. 473 of the Elantras sold in Canada last month were Elantra Tourings, sales of which rose 21%. Elantra sedan sales were down 15% in January.

Canada small car sales chart January 2012

47 of the Chevrolet Sonic/Aveo’s 516 sales were of the old guard Aveo variety. 94 of the 321 Fiat 500s sold were cabriolets. Toyota Yaris sales reached 578 in January 2012 – 476 of those sales were hatchbacks. 79 of the Golfs sold were GTIs. You can read how those 79 sales compare with the sales achievements of other sporting machines here. Predictably, Scion iQ sales were much better in its second month on sale than in December, an eight-unit month. Will January be the last time the smart fortwo holds off the iQ? There was only a 12-unit difference.

The Toyota Camry sold about once for every five Civics but it was January’s leader among mainstream midsize cars in Canada. 164 of the 1007 Camrys sold were hybrids. For every 6.5 Prius V sales, there was one regular Prius sold. Kia and Hyundai want to be treated separately, and that’s fair, but if you put the Sonata and Optima together, the corporation had 1137 midsize sales off the same platform. That’s winning material. Granted, Toyota sold 791 Venzas, so you could tell Hyundai/Kia to add those to the Camry’s pipe and smoke it.

Large cars are often ignored in Canada, but there were a few that performed especially well in January. The Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 were up 316% and 260%, respectively, with a combined sales total of 1127. The Ford Taurus and Buick LaCrosse? To put it simply, they were way less popular. To be honest, fleet sales play a huge role in this category and assigning desirability quotients to these sales figures would be a pointless exercise.

Specific year-over-year numbers and accompanying enlargeable charts are available for dozens of cars after the jump. Monthly and yearly data on all these models and every nameplate currently on sale can be accessed through the dropdown menu at the top right of this page or at GoodCarBadCar’s Sales Stats home.

Small Car
January 2012
%
Change
Buick Verano
87
—–
Chevrolet Sonic/Aveo
516
+ 22.6%
Chevrolet Cruze
1619
+ 10.1%
Chevrolet HHR
46
– 62.9%
Dodge Caliber
188
– 39.9%
Fiat 500
321
—–
Ford Fiesta
535
+ 25.6%
Ford Focus
1374
+ 7.5%
Honda Civic
4939
+ 333%
Honda Fit
200
+ 178%
Hyundai Accent
1329
+ 52.9%
Hyundai Elantra
2399
– 9.2%
Kia Forte
609
+ 16.9%
Kia Rio
641
+ 93.1%
Kia Soul
417
– 25.3%
Mazda 2
373
– 17.1%
Mazda 3
1912
+ 13.2%
Mini Cooper
139
– 12.0%
Mitsubishi i MiEV
12
—–
Mitsubishi Lancer
473
+ 37.5%
Nissan Cube
29
– 31.0%
Nissan Sentra
706
+ 70.1%
Nissan Versa
655
+ 7.7%
Scion iQ
75
—–
Scion xB
89
+ 74.5%
Scion xD
67
– 18.3%
smart fortwo
87
+ 6.1%
Subaru Impreza
915
+ 71.0%
Suzuki SX4
159
– 20.9%
Toyota Corolla
2337
+ 8.9%
Toyota Matrix
741
– 45.5%
Toyota Yaris
578
+ 50.9%
Volkswagen Beetle
61
+ 154%
Volkswagen Golf
655
– 14.8%
Volkswagen Jetta
1513
+ 2.9%
Canada midsize car sales chart January 2012
Midsize Car
January 2012
%
Change
Buick Regal
218
+ 62.7%
Chevrolet Malibu
346
– 46.5%
Chevrolet Volt
11
—–
Chrysler 200
619
+ 538%
Dodge Avenger
204
– 1.7%
Ford Fusion
685
+ 12.1%
Honda Accord
359
+ 21.3%
Honda Crosstour
76
+ 13.4%
Honda Insight
3
– 87.5%
Hyundai Sonata
702
+ 6.2%
Kia Optima
435
+ 1791%
Mazda 6
245
– 10.6%
Nissan Altima
863
+ 8.3%
Nissan LEAF
30
—–
Subaru Legacy
118
– 34.4%
Subaru Outback
415
+ 6.1%
Suzuki Kizashi
27
– 62.0%
Toyota Camry
1007
+ 169%
Toyota Prius
35
– 63.2%
Toyota Prius V
228
—–
Toyota Venza
791
+ 33.2%
Volkswagen Passat & CC
316
+ 143%
Canada large car sales chart January 2012
Large Car
January 2012
%
Change
Buick LaCrosse
175
– 20.1%
Buick Lucerne
117
– 33.1%
Chevrolet Caprice PPV
—–
—–
Chevrolet Impala
500
– 12.6%
Chrysler 300
457
+ 260%
Dodge Charger
670
+ 316%
Ford Taurus
115
+ 12.7%
Nissan Maxima
88
– 26.7%
Toyota Avalon
39
+ 117%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

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