Canadian sales of midsize cars jumped 17% in April 2015, a nearly 2000-unit gain compared with April 2014. At this time a year ago, however, Canadian sales of the core group of intermediate cars were down 24%. In comparison with April 2013, then, sales last month slid 11%.
The Toyota Camry was Canada’s top-selling midsize car in April 2015, a title it last held on a monthly basis in January. The Camry leads the next-best-selling Hyundai Sonata by 582 units heading into May.
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Exceptions to the improving trend in April 2015 included the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, and Volkswagen Passat.
The Fusion, Canada’s best-selling midsize car in 2013 and 2014, was down 20% both in April and in the first one-third of 2015. Accord volume tumbled 15% in April and is down 26% – a loss of 1403 sales – year-to-date. Passat sales slid 29% in April and are down 20% so far this year.
Even if midsize sales aren’t healthy in comparison with the relatively recent past, they now appear stronger than at this time a year ago. The 8% uptick through the first four months of 2015 comes as the overall car market fell flat.
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 now 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.