Fusion sales, up 8%, improved on a year-over-year basis for the first time since November 2013. Heading into July, the Fusion leads the second-ranked Honda Accord by a scant 917 units.
At this stage one year ago, the Fusion was 2096 sales ahead of the second-ranked Toyota Camry.
But Camry volume has tumbled 13% through the first half of 2014 in advance of the updated MY2015 Camry’s arrival. And the second-ranked Accord is down 2% this year, struggling to match the 2013 pace that saw Accord sales rise to a five-year high.
The Fusion’s June increase was certainly not symbolic of an overall improvement in the midsize sector, however. The Chevrolet Malibu, Chrysler 200, and Hyundai Sonata all reported year-over-year declines of at least 20%, a combined loss of 1240 units from those three models alone. The Camry, Accord, and Nissan Altima were collectively down 11%, a 485-unit decrease.
Canadian Altima volume has increased in only four of the last 18 months. The overall Nissan brand, on the other hand, is one of Canada’s fastest-growing marques.
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 of all stripes any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.