2012 Volkswagen Routan
April 2012 Canada minivan sales chart
April 2012 Minivan Sales Chart
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In April, the two best-selling minivans in Canada were partners from Chrysler’s Windsor, Ontario, plant where Volkswagen’s Routan is built. The Routan, of course, was not one of the two best-selling minivans in Canada last month. In fact, the Routan was the second-worst-selling minivan in the country, only seven sales ahead of the unlovable Nissan Quest. The Quest sold rarely enough to be featured on April’s list of the worst-selling vehicles in the country.

Only two of the nine minivans eligible for a year-over-year decrease in managed to avoid a slide. On year-to-date terms, the best-selling Dodge Grand Caravan (up 7% in April) is down 10%, whilethe Toyota Swagger Wagon Sienna has reported a 7% rise in the first third of 2012. Combined, the Grand Caravan and April’s second-ranked minivan, the Chrysler Town & Country, owned 63% of the market. Chrysler Canada stores sold Grand Caravans 5.5 times more often than they sold T&Cs.

April 2012 pickup truck sales chart Canada
April 2012 Truck Sales Chart

In all, 9193 minivans were sold in Canada in April 2012. During the same 30 days, 25,752 trucks were sold. One-third were Ford F-Series pickups. 1.3% were Chevrolet Avalanches or luxury Avalanches Cadillac Escalade EXTs. Sadly, General Motors has cancelled the Avalanche, which should spell the end of the Caddy truck, too, at least in its current form.

The accompanying pickup truck chart ranks trucks by total April volume. GoodCarBadCar published the best selling truck list on the 12th. Through the end of April, the Dodge Ram is 1946 sales ahead of the Honda Civic in the race to be Canada’s second-best-selling vehicle

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for each of these vehicles can be found by accessing the dropdown menu at the top right of this page. After the jump, check out detailed April 2012 and YTD numbers in the two tables. 

Minivan
April 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Chevrolet Orlando
615
—– 2178 —–
Chrysler Town & Country
900
+ 42.2% 1485 + 11.6%
Dodge Grand Caravan
4906
+ 7.1% 16,957 – 10.3%
Honda Odyssey
765
– 16.5% 2639 – 11.4%
Kia Rondo
463
– 44.2% 1376 – 30.7%
Kia Sedona
86
– 44.5% 202 – 57.6%
Mazda 5
491
– 34.2% 2003 – 22.0%
Nissan Quest
45
– 48.3% 218 – 22.7%
Toyota Sienna
871
– 19.4% 3454 + 7.2%
Volkswagen Routan
51
– 34.6% 201 – 12.6%

Truck
April 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Cadillac Escalade EXT
20
+ 5.3% 58 – 19.4%
Chevrolet Avalanche
318
+ 7.4% 993 – 11.6%
Chevrolet Colorado
191
– 27.1% 741 – 18.7%
Chevrolet Silverado
3377
+ 8.7% 11,050 – 5.0%
Dodge Dakota
7
– 96.8% 31 – 94.6%
Dodge Ram
6223
+ 21.9% 22,234 + 19.7%
Ford F-Series
8691
– 6.6% 31,669 + 6.7%
Ford Ranger
499
– 68.5% 2603 – 49.8%
GMC Canyon
145
– 31.6% 682 – 7.5%
GMC Sierra
4218
+ 15.5% 13,218 + 0.2%
Honda Ridgeline
125
– 17.8% 615 + 42.0%
Nissan Frontier
209
+ 1.5% 915 + 50.2%
Nissan Titan
178
– 26.4% 845 + 7.2%
Toyota Tacoma
844
– 6.9% 2882 + 8.6%
Toyota Tundra
707
– 14.0% 2180 – 7.0%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

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