March 2012 Canada small car sales chart
March 2012 Small Car Sales Chart
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Canadians registered nearly 74,000 new passenger cars in March 2012. More than 8% of those sales were Honda Civics. Canada’s best-selling car ended the month 928 sales ahead of the Hyundai Elantra. 1007 of the Elantras sold in Canada last month were Touring wagons. 

Clearly the Civic’s direct rivals help make the compact category Canada’s leading group. From the Honda and Hyundai to the Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3, Chevrolet Cruze and Ford’s Focus, Canada’s six best-selling cars in March were C-segment cars. 

One size class down – or at least a step down a price – the Hyundai Accent topped the Nissan Versa for a class victory. Ford Fiesta sales slid 16% to 1130, 225 units behind the Versa. Kia’s Rio, based on the same platform as the Hyundai Accent, found 1061 buyers in March. Combined, the Hyundai/Kia pair brought in more than 3000 sales for the Korean conglomerate. Hyundai also sold 332 Velosters.

March 2012 Canada large car sales chart
March 2012 Large Car Sales Chart

Toyota’s Yaris and brand new Prius C combined for 1244 sales. Chevrolet sold 17 Aveos and 840 Sonics. Honda Fit sales were up, but only to 473. It’s clearly overshadowed by the Civic (and Civic deals) in Honda’s Canadian stores. Mazda 2 sales were cut in half. Fiat, a truly small small car, out-sold the Ford Fiesta. Mini, smart, and the Scion iQ are bit players, combining for 568 Canadian car sales last month.

March 2012 sales data for these small cars, 22 midsize sedans and wagons, and eight large mainstream sedans can be seen in the tables after the jump. You can click any of the accompanying charts for a larger view. Toyota sold 2022 Camrys, 426 of which were hybrids. Chrysler 300 sales shot up 695% from next-to-nothing to a Charger-conquering 445 units. Monthly and yearly sales figures for every vehicle on sale in North America can be accessed through the dropdown menu at the top right of this page. 

March 2012 Canada midsizel car sales chart

Small Car
March 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Buick Verano
612
—– 900 —–
Chevrolet Sonic/Aveo
857
+ 61.7% 1926 + 51.2%
Chevrolet Cruze
3304
– 22.2% 6747 – 10.2%
Chevrolet HHR
21
– 84.2% 104 – 69.4%
Dodge Caliber
19
– 96.5% 222 – 80.4%
Fiat 500
1207
+ 189% 2061 + 384%
Ford Fiesta
1130
– 15.9% 2223 – 8.9%
Ford Focus
2514
+ 15.6% 5222 + 14.2%
Honda Civic
6037
– 24.8% 14,281 + 19.4%
Honda Fit
473
+ 28.2% 966 + 66.6%
Hyundai Accent
1945
– 0.2% 4866 + 11.2%
Hyundai Elantra
5109
+ 35.7% 10,864 + 8.9%
Kia Forte
1407
+ 13.7% 2980 + 16.1%
Kia Rio
1061
+ 62.7% 2343 + 52.2%
Kia Soul
700
– 15.5% 1572 – 24.8%
Mazda 2
463
– 50.6% 1944 – 0.7%
Mazda 3
3886
+ 36.1% 8053 + 26.4%
Mini Cooper
376
+ 33.8% 763 + 37.2%
Mitsubishi i MiEV
14
—– 46 —–
Mitsubishi Lancer
869
+ 52.5% 1823 + 43.3%
Nissan Cube
38
– 17.4% 86 – 34.4%
Nissan Sentra
997
– 45.5% 2608 – 20.4%
Nissan Versa
1355
+ 15.1% 2800 + 16.2%
Scion iQ
114
—– 263 —–
Scion xB
112
– 10.4% 279 + 0.7%
Scion xD
69
+ 23.2% 195 + 68.7%
smart fortwo
78
– 38.1% 239 – 15.2%
Subaru Impreza
1203
+ 31.9% 2963 + 46.3%
Suzuki SX4
231
– 6.5% 605 + 6.1%
Toyota Corolla
4024
– 9.5% 8954 + 4.5%
Toyota Matrix
1166
– 29.7% 2791 – 32.1%
Toyota Prius C
328
—– 328 —–
Toyota Yaris
916
+ 17.0% 2238 + 42.9%
Volkswagen Beetle
226
+ 451% 363 + 177%
Volkswagen Golf
1277
+ 19.7% 2758 + 2.1%
Volkswagen Jetta
1940
– 20.7% 4996 – 8.6%

Midsize Car
March 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Buick Regal
298
+ 27.9% 672 + 34.4%
Chevrolet Malibu
611
– 56.0% 1245 – 49.1%
Chevrolet Volt
116
—– 134 —–
Chrysler 200
1449
+ 194% 2759 + 293%
Dodge Avenger
446
– 40.5% 970 – 24.8%
Ford Fusion
1629
– 11.3% 3296 – 8.1%
Honda Accord
713
+ 18.2% 1371 + 8.5%
Honda Crosstour
86
– 6.5% 233 + 0.4%
Honda Insight
17
– 58.5% 31 – 67.0%
Hyundai Sonata
1810
– 19.9% 3531 – 9.5%
Kia Optima
1237
+ 1895% 2496 + 2555%
Mazda 6
326
+ 9.0% 726 – 17.4%
Nissan Altima
1473
+ 35.3% 3245 + 16.4%
Nissan LEAF
20
—– 68 —–
Subaru Legacy
256
– 13.5% 524 – 18.8%
Subaru Outback
693
+ 6.5% 1556 + 3.2%
Suzuki Kizashi
62
– 22.5% 168 – 20.8%
Toyota Camry
2022
+ 117% 4472 + 160%
Toyota Prius
283
– 14.2% 477 – 18.5%
Toyota Prius V
428
—– 942 —–
Toyota Venza
1102
– 14.6% 2605 – 1.1%
Volkswagen Passat
718
+ 434% 1570 + 261%

Large Car
March 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Buick LaCrosse
391
+ 20.7% 766 + 13.8%
Buick Lucerne
133
– 46.4% 389 – 32.5%
Chevrolet Impala
1083
+ 19.5% 2148 – 2.7%
Chrysler 300
445
+ 695% 1253 + 393%
Dodge Charger
436
+ 24.2% 1522 + 144%
Ford Taurus
262
– 9.0% 509 – 5.4%
Nissan Maxima
319
+ 35.2% 678 + 34.3%
Toyota Avalon
45
+ 15.4% 114 + 35.7%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

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