Canadian car sales are flat in early 2015 as segment leaders like the Hyundai Elantra, Honda Civic, Mazda 3, Volkswagen Jetta, and Chevrolet Cruze posted sharp declines through January and February.
Despite a harsh 34.5% year-over-eyar decline last month and a drop to third on the monthly leaderboard, the Hyundai Elantra remains Canada’s best-selling car through the first two months of 2015. The Toyota Corolla is only 203 sales abaft.
Although the SUV/crossover category’s rate of growth slowed severely in February, don’t expect cars to so roundly outperform utility vehicles for the rest of the year. With the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and Jeep Renegade joining the “SUV” fleet and general disinterest in cars, the gap between passenger cars and utility vehicles could close notable compared with February’s 6250-unit gap.
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Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada & 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 173% to 936 in February; up 83.2% to 1334 YTD. † Mini Cooper includes sales of the Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman, Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman. ‡ Total Genesis sales: up 8.8% to 173 in February; up 9.3% to 283 YTD. ¤ Automakers release sales figures for the E-Class and CLS-Class together, S-Class and CL-Class together, Passat and CC 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 in the first two months of 2015 were 14, 36, 20, and 18, respectively. Total Maserati volume is reported, but not by specific models. It is believed that Tesla sold 99 copies of their Model S back in January The estimate for Tesla February sales in Canada was 51 units.