Only the Chevrolet Malibu, which posted a meaningful 64% year-over-year improvement (but is down 68% from its March peak) dramatically bucked the trend. The upmarket Buick Regal added 6 sales; the Nissan Altima added 16. Canada’s top-selling midsize car, the Toyota Camry, recorded a 25% drop valued at 329 lost sales. The Ford Fusion, Canada’s top-selling midsize car in July, plunged 34%, or 686 sales.
In the meantime, GM Canada reported the best-ever monthly sales result for the Chevrolet Volt, now operating in second-generation form. With 385 sales, the Volt didn’t just outsell rivals such as the Toyota Prius and Nissan Leaf, the Volt was a notably more common acquisition in July than a number of conventional midsize cars, as well.
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The Volkswagen Passat (CC included), Subaru Legacy, Mazda 6, and Kia Optima all sold less often than the Chevrolet Volt in July 2016.
Year-to-date, the Volt is outselling the Mazda 6 and is within striking distance of the Legacy.
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. Mobile users can now thumb across the tables for full-width access.