Canadians registered 5694 new minivans in January 2013, 17.4% of which were less conventional Orlandos, Rondos, and Mazda 5s. The Dodge Grand Caravan owned 48.7% of the market. Combined with its twin from Chrysler, the Town & Country, the duo’s market share fell to 59.6% from 60.5% a year ago.
As a whole, the minivan market fell 7.5% on a year-over-year basis, even as the overall new vehicle market slid 2.2%. Incidentally, after a strong 2012, the U.S. minivan market slid 6.9% last month.
Were it not for the Chrysler Town & Country’s huge 429-unit increase, the market’s slide would have been much worse. Sales of the top two-best-selling minivans, the Grand Caravan and Toyota Sienna, fell sharply.
Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles can be accessed by clicking the model name in the table below or by making a selection at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. The table is now sortable – you can click any column header to sort and re-sort.