The desire of Canadians to own big sedans produced by volume automakers continues to disintegrate in the face of a rising tide of small and midsize crossovers and significantly more image-conscious luxury sports sedans from premium brands.
Sales of the Buick LaCrosse slid 69% in August. One time thing? In twelve consecutive months, LaCrosse sales have fallen. The new Chevrolet Impala certainly hasn’t taken hold yet, and 2013 will mark the seventh straight year in which Canadian Impala sales have fallen. Sales of the Chrysler 300 and Nissan Maxima are also down.
Meanwhile, the Toyota Avalon’s massive percentage increases translate to very little extra volume for Toyota dealers.
Click Chart For Larger View
The Dodge Charger was the favourite large sedans for individuals, the RCMP, and rental car companies across Canada in August 2013. Sales more than doubled and are up 11% this year. For every Kia Cadenza sold last month, Dodge sold nearly 15 Chargers. For every Charger sold, Chrysler Canada sold 15 Ram pickups.
You can click any model name in the table 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. This table is now sortable, so you can rank large sedans any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC Genesis refers only to the sedan, not the coupe.
GCBC isn’t here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better, right? You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.