Canada’s MPV market tumbled 14% in October 2013 as the overall auto industry reported a collective 7% increase.
Much of the blame for that decline can be laid at the feet of properly miniature minivans. Chevrolet Orlando volume fell by 921 units. The still-fresh Kia Rondo was down by 361 units. Mazda 5 sales slid 31%, or 93 units.
Exclude the small trio from the equation and minivan sales were actually up from 5387 units a year ago to 5698 in October 2013, a 5.8% increase.
Year-to-date, sales of bigger vans – Town & Country, Grand Caravan, Odyssey, Sedona, Quest, Sienna, Routan – are down from 69,377 in the first ten months of 2012 to 68,293 over the last ten months, a 1.6% drop.
Exclude the defunct Routan from that last equation and full-size minivans (oxymoron?) were up 7% in October; down 0.9% year-to-date.
Chrysler, which built the Routan for Volkswagen in Windsor, Ontario, recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of minivan production. Combined, the Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan owned 56% of the minivan market in Canada in October; 66% of the full-size minivan market.
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. These tables are now 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. The + icon has been removed from year-over-year improvements. Look for red font to designate year-over-year declines.