But in Canada, after MPV volume declined by 5% in calendar year 2015, minivan sales have fallen 18% through the first two months of 2016, a loss of 2343 sales.
Granted, blame for a chunk of that decline can be laid at the feet of the dying mini-MPV category, where sales plunged 69% in February. The Orlando is dead, and the Kia Rondo and Mazda 5 are being buried alive.
But the continued downward spiral of the Windsor, Ontario-built Dodge/Chrysler twins isn’t helping matters, either. In February, the Town & Country and Grand Caravan lost more than 1100 sales. Among their direct competitor set, their market share in 2016 is down to – gasp – 62%, from 71% at this stage a year ago.
Meanwhile, the three big rivals from Toyota, Honda, and Kia combined for 501 additional sales in February 2016, hardly making up for the lost sales of the affordable Windsor twins.
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. This table is sortable, so you can rank minivans any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.