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 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.
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.