Canada’s passenger car market declined 3.4% in November 2014 as the country’s most popular attracted 1528 fewer November buyers in 2014 than in 2013. Five of November’s top 10 cars posted declining year-over-year volume.
Collectively, those five cars – Civic, Corolla, 3, Jetta, Focus – were down 22%, a loss of 3774 units in a car market which slid by around 2000 sales.
In other words, there were plenty of good news items in the Canadian car world in November 2014, but they were overshadowed by dreadful results among top tier players that brought down the category. Chevrolet Cruze volume jumped 27%, Nissan Sentra sales were up 27%, the Volkswagen Golf shot up 87%, and the Honda Fit and Chrysler 200 both more than doubled their November 2013 totals.
One new car was also added to the Canadian fleet in November 2014: Lexus’s RC coupe. The RC350 generated 41 sales; the RCF another 15.
Reminder: these are 2014 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort cars by November volume by clicking the November 2014 column header, or you can rank them by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the Car column header. 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.
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: up 20.9% to 543 in November; down 11.5% to 6634 YTD. † Mini Cooper includes sales of the Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman, Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman. ‡ Total Genesis sales: down 12.8% to 164 in November; up 4.9% to 2900 YTD. ¤ 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, S60 and V60 together. º Audi’s A4 sales data includes sales of the Allroad. Sales data for brands such as Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce are unfortunately not broken down by model. estimates say sales for those brands during the first eleven months of 2014 were 136, 191, 103, and 72, respectively. Total Maserati volume is reported, but not by specific models. It is believed that Tesla sold 37 copies of their Model S back in October 2014 (and 698 YTD), but Tesla doesn’t issue monthly sales reports. The estimate for Tesla November sales in Canada was 50 units.