The Honda Civic, Canada’s best-selling car in each of the last 17 years and in the first-half of 2015 and in the most recent month of June specifically, suffered a 7% sales decrease last month.
That 7% decline wasn’t as harsh as the decline endured by the Civic’s overall category. Compact car sales fell 11%, a loss of more than 4000 units compared with June 2014, as especially harsh decreases were reported by the Dodge Dart (down 79%), Ford Focus (down 14%), Hyundai Elantra (down 47%), Nissan Sentra (down 25%), and Volkswagen Jetta (down 17%).
Compact car sales are off last year’s pace by 5%, year-to-date.
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Their smaller siblings, the subcompacts led by the Hyundai Accent, plunged 36% in June 2015, losing nearly 3700 sales as every competitor save for the Toyota Prius C posted year-over-year declines. Non-Toyota subcompacts were down 38%, a 3510-unit loss.
Evidence of movement in the marketplace can easily be seen in the list at the bottom of this page, where urban crossovers like the Mazda CX-3 and front-wheel-drive-only tall hatches like the Kia Soul produced a 63% improvement compared with June 2015, powered by new products and big improvements from established nameplates.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank small cars of all kinds any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.