Check that. The first Pacifica sales occurred more than a decade ago, and the last first-generation Pacificas were sold in 2009. But that Pacifica wasn’t a conventional sliding-doors MPV, but rather an early challenger to the modern midsize crossover class. This Pacifica is a successor to the soon-departing Chrysler Town & Country minivan, itself a twin of the Dodge Grand Caravan, Canada’s best-selling minivan and best-selling three-row vehicle overall.
After a rough first-quarter, 2016 shows signs of improvement for the minivan class in Canada. Setting aside the mostly ignored mini-MPV class, “full-size” minivans jumped 15% in March after an 14% drop in January and February, the two lowest-volume auto sales months on the calendar.
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It is worth noting, however, that sales in March 2016 did not at all recover to March 2014 levels. Instead, the year-over-year comparisons we’re seeing in the early part of 2016 look back to a low period for Canada’s minivan sector, when a plant shutdown at FCA’s Windsor, Ontario, plant (for impending Pacifica production) brought sales low.
Regardless, the Fiat Chrysler trio owned 63% of their segment in March 2016; 62% in 2016’s first-quarter.
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.