Canadian sales of midsize cars plunged 9% in May 2016, a loss of more than 1000 units during a year in which the intermediate car sector is down by more than 6500 sales.
The Toyota Camry narrowly pipped the Honda Accord and Hyundai Sonata for a May 2016 midsize car victory despite its own 19% year-over-year loss. After a brutal start to the year, May 2016 was the best month for Hyundai Canada’s Sonata since February of last year.
The Volt handily outsold the discouragingly unpopular Mazda 6 and came within 29 sales of catching the Subaru Legacy.
Is the Volt quickly becoming a reasonable, if undersized, alternative to conventional midsize cars? The second-generation Volt has an all-electric range of 85 kilometres. In the right jurisdiction, British Columbia for instance, the Volt’s $40,090 price is cut by $5000.
You can click any model name in the tables 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. These tables are sortable, so you can rank midsize cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.