Canadian sales of the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra, Mazda 3, Chevrolet Cruze, and Mazda 3 were lower, in every case, through the first five months of 2015 than during the same period one year earlier.
Why is this important? Those are the six best-selling cars in Canada so far this year.
The Civic broke the trend during the month of May, specifically. Civic volume last month rose to Honda Canada’s highest level since March 2011. With 7467 sales, the Civic accounted for nearly 9% of Canada’s car market.
Renewed interest in the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf, released midway through 2014, continues to be the biggest factor in keeping Canada’s car market from a noteworthy decline. Because of the Golf’s additional 7033 sales through the first five months of 2015, Canadian car sales are flat, rather than down 2%.
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Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada & ANDC * Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total. ² Total Prius Family sales: up 2.9% to 3010 YTD; down 22.3% to 691 in May. † Mini Cooper includes sales of the Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman, Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman. ‡ Total Genesis sales: up 0.8% to 1238 YTD; down 30.1% to 241 in May. ¤ Automakers release sales figures for the E-Class and CLS-Class together and the Passat and CC together. º Audi’s A4 sales data includes sales of the Allroad. Sales data for brands such as Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce are unfortunately not broken down by model. estimates say sales for those brands in the first five months of of 2015 were 57, 90, 50, and 30 respectively. Total Maserati volume is reported, but not by specific models. It is believed that Tesla sold 565 copies of their Model S during the first four months of 2015. The estimate for Tesla May sales in Canada was 51 units and 255 YTD.