Canadian sales of full-size volume brand sedans actually increased in calendar year 2015, flying against all expectations in a market that is turning away from traditional passenger cars.
Granted, this group of full-size cars produced a 1% in 2015 after a sharp 18% decline in 2014. Thus, in comparison with 2013, sales of this very group of cars is actually down 9%; they’re down 13% compared with 2013.
But what stopped the bleeding? Thank the big sedans from Canada’s top-selling manufacturer in 2015, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. FCA’s Dodge Charger, the top seller in the group, jumped 22% to 4518 units in 2015.
The second-ranked Chrysler 300, a fraternal twin of the Charger, was up 8% to 4443 Canadian sales in 2015. The Nissan Maxima’s 76% improvement, equal to 738 extra sales, also played a role in counteracting the losses at General Motors, Ford, Hyundai, and Toyota.
These remain rare cars, however, as consumers aren’t only interested in SUVs instead – they’re also interested in premium badges.
At these price points, sufficiently spacious vehicles from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi simply carry more sway.
So while the Charger gain looks healthy, it’s worth noting that Charger sales are down 43% compared with 2007, 300 sales are down 67% compared with 2006, and Maxima volume is down 67% compared with 2004.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canada 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 large cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.
Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada * Genesis refers only to the sedan, not the coupe. For Canadian purposes – Hyundai USA doesn’t yet breakdown sales figures for the sedan and much less costly coupe – the Genesis will now be shown with both these volume brands, with which Hyundai is a direct competitor, and midsize luxury cars, with which the Genesis competes.
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. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.