Small Car Sales Chart
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39% of all Buicks and 52% of the Buick passenger cars sold in Canada in the first eleven months of 2012 were Veranos. There’s a Verano Turbo parked outside GCBC Towers this week, and its 250-horsepower engine and handsome exterior have impressed.
The extent to which Buick’s smallest and least expensive car has taken over as the company’s dominant product in Canada remains surprising, however. Sales of the stunning Regal are down 35%, and excluding the defunct Lucerne, it is by far the lowest volume Buick in North America. The Buick Regal is now Canada’s 139th-best-selling vehicle; the Verano ranks 78th.
Midsize Car Sales Chart
The Verano’s dominance in Buick showrooms isn’t enough to make it a competitor for high-volume mainstream compacts like GM’s own Chevrolet Cruze, which sold more than five times for every single Verano sale in November 2012. Most of the inexpensive small cars the Verano outsold in November were niche cars like the Fiat 500, Toyota Prius C, and Chevrolet Spark. But the smallest Buick easily outsells the Acura ILX, Infiniti G, Acura TSX, and Lexus IS.
Buick has been selling Veranos in Canada for twelve months. By early 2013 we’ll be able to see if Verano volume is rising or falling on a year-over-year basis. Speaking of which, huge year-over-year gains were posted in November by the Honda Fit, Kia Rio, Mitsubishi Lancer, Nissan Sentra, and Subaru Impreza. Among larger cars, Honda Accord sales shot up 240%, the Kia Optima continued its climb, and a clearout month for the Mazda 6 resulted in 767 sales.
That was enough to make the Mazda 6 Canada’s seventh-best-selling midsize sedan in November 2012, as it ranked higher than the Nissan Altima, Volkswagen Passat, and Chevrolet Malibu. If Mazda could post these sorts of figures with the new third-generation 2014 Mazda 6, all would be right in the world.
Large Car Sales Chart
As always, you can click any model name in the tables visible after the jump to see historical monthly and yearly sales figures. Or you can select any make or model at GCBC’s Sales Stats home. Any vehicle you can’t find tabled here will be listed elsewhere – you can select from segments like commercial vans and pickup trucks at GCBC’s The Tally page.
Click any of the accompanying charts for a larger view. In those charts, cars are ranked by volume – they’re listed alphabetically in the tables below.