As GM Canada approaches the launch of the third-generation Buick LaCrosse, sales of the current model enter free-fall mode. Even before Buick introduced the new LaCrosse at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Canadian sales of the LaCrosse were declining. But November sales slid 48%.
Is it enough that the new LaCrosse is a stunning, righteously Buick sedan? Across North America, consumers are losing interest in full-size sedans, opting instead for very roomy and more affordable midsize cars or three-row crossovers. Consider the fact that the LaCrosse and all its competitors generated only 1408 Canadian sales in November 2015 while the highest-volume midsize car, the Honda Accord, produced 1306 Canadian sales on its own.
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Year-to-date, much of the segment’s increase has been powered by the launch of a new Nissan Maxima and the clear-out of older Maximas.
Sales of the LaCrosse, Impala, 300, Taurus, Genesis, and Avalon have all declined through the first 11 months of 2015.
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.
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