February 2017’s results serve to suggest that January was not a mere blip. Auto sales jumped 3% in Canada in the second month of 2017 to an all-time February high, boosted by a 6% uptick in light truck volume that more than cancelled out a 2% car sales drop. Passenger car market share slid to just 31%, down from 33% one year ago.
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reigned as Canada’s top-selling manufacturer for a second consecutive month. Ford topped all brands with 18,427 sales, up 3%, year-over-year. Mercedes-Benz was the best-selling premium brand, besting BMW by 720 units.
Big gains from niche brands – Maserati and Jaguar – made those low-volume brands the fastest-growing in Canada in February. Buick, Porsche, Audi, Dodge, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, and Honda all reported improvements of more than 20%.
On the other hand, Smart, Alfa Romeo, Land Rover Mitsubishi, Jeep, and Hyundai all reported double-digit percentage losses, with Hyundai and Jeep combining to lose nearly 1800 sales.
Don’t like to see automakers arranged alphabetically? Click column headers to sort automakers by February sales, year-over-year change, year-to-date totals, or any other order. Best seller lists for cars, trucks, and SUVs will be added in the next few hours. In the coming days, GCBC will also publish a complete list of year-to-date sales for every single vehicle line, a list which includes brand results. To find out what you can expect, you can see the 2016 year end version of that post here. You can always find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any brand by clicking the brand name in the table below or by selecting a make (or model) at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. Mobile users can now thumb across the table for full-width access.
Click column headers to sort by specific categories. Using the mobile version of GoodCarBadCar? Switch to the web version at the bottom of the page, at which point columns should be sortable. March 2017 • January 2017 • February 2016 • Updated at 3:27 PM AT on 03.06.2017