The Canadian auto industry’s passenger car sector reported a more-modest-than-usual 3% year-over-year decline in November 2016. As the industry as a whole climbed 10% to report the first year-over-year improvement since June, passenger cars sales nevertheless decreased by more than 1400 units compared with November 2015.
That decline included sharp drops from the Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra, Canada’s two best-selling cars, and also ten of the eleven most popular cars in the country.
Civic and Elantra volume is improved in 2016, albeit marginally in the Honda’s case. The arrival of the Civic Hatchback in recent weeks appears to be causing a measure of reduced volume from the pre-existing models.
In November, for instance, 610 sales of the England-built hatchback occurred as the sedan and coupe combined to lose 1087 sales, Canada-wide.
As 2016 approaches its close, the Civic is certain to end its 19th consecutive year as Canada’s best-selling car. The Toyota Camry is 1335 sales ahead of the Ford Fusion in the race to end 2016 as the best-selling midsize car. The Hyundai Accent is easily Canada’s top-selling subcompact.
Mercedes-Benz’s C-Class is 2016 sales ahead of the BMW 3-Series as the top-selling luxury nameplate. The Ford Mustang’s 7363 sales place it well ahead of any other sporty car.
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As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles by selecting a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. Mobile users can now thumb across the table for full-width access.
Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada & ANDC * Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total. ² Total Prius Family sales: up 128% to 977 in November; up 11.1% to 7541 YTD. † Mini Cooper includes sales of the Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman, Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman. ¤ Automakers release sales figures for the E-Class and CLS-Class and the Passat and CC together. º Audi’s A4 sales data includes sales of the Allroad. Sales data for brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce are unfortunately not broken down by model. estimates say sales for those brands in 2016’s first ten months were 198, 160, and 78 units, respectively. It is believed that Tesla sold 2034 new vehicles during the first 11 months of 2016.