Canadians haven’t wanted big, volume brand sedans for a long time. But Canadians want big, volume brand sedans a lot less now than they used to.
In May 2016, for instance, nine upmarket volume brand sedans combined to produce 21% fewer Canadian sales than in May 2015. And yet that 21% drop translates to only 523 lost sales because there were hardly any Canadians buying these cars to begin with last May.
The segment leaders – fleet-friendly FCA twins from Brampton, Ontario – combined for a 34% decline in May 2016. The Chrysler 300’s 766 sales still topped the category.
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Nissan’s Maxima is the big mover and shaker, rising 2200% from what was basically a between-generations hiatus at this point a year ago. But four rivals – including a trio of Canadian-built cars – outsold the Maxima in May.
The sharpest declines through the first five months of 2016 belong to the Toyota Avalon, down 38%, and the Dodge Charger, down 29% this year.
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. This table is 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.