If a car can reasonably be considered small, its Canadian sales figures for April 2013 and the first four months of 2013 are listed in the tables below. Small cars are broken down into categories below, but in the accompanying chart and in the biggest table at the bottom of this post you can compare, for instance, the Volkswagen Jetta with the Scion iQ. If you like.
In April, Scion’s iQ, tC, xB, and xD combined to form just 55% of Scion’s Canadian sales volume. That left the FR-S, the freshest and most expensive model in the lineup, to generate 45% of the brand’s output.
iQ sales have fallen on a year-over-year basis in each of the last four months and are way down from the 121-unit peak that Scion posted back in October. The iQ has been on sale in North America since December 2011. So far, Canadians and Americans have purchased or leased 11,774 iQs. During the same period, Mercedes-Benz has sold 16,289 Smart Fortwos.
Elsewhere at Toyota, three out of every ten sales produced by the whole corporation in Canada came about because of the Corolla and Matrix. It’s not an invalid combination. South of the border, Toyota joins the sales results of the Corolla and its hatchback offspring. If the same thing was done in Canada, the Corolla/Matrix would have outsold the best-selling Hyundai Elantra in April (by 543 units) and would only be 671 sales behind the Elantra through four months. Remember, Hyundai sells three Elantra bodystyles.
Canada has made the Elantra more popular this year than it was in the first four months of 2012. This year’s 4% gains come after 2012 marked the fourth consecutive year of Canadian Elantra sales increases. Together with the Accent and Veloster, small cars represent 24,082 of Hyundai’s 41,627 sales so far this year, or 58%. Pair that trio together with the Kia Forte, Rio, and Soul and you’ve accounted for 34,357, or 55%, of Hyundai-Kia’s Canadian volume. Those six cars account for 6.5% of the vehicles sold by Canada’s auto industry this year.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian 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 Canadian small cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.
Source: Automakers & ANDC * indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown ^ includes Paceman, Cooper is unfortunately not broken down by variant GCBC isn’t here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better, right? This explains why you’ll see the Encore and XV Crosstrek are listed with small SUVs, too, and the Acura ILX shown with mainstream cars is also displayed with luxury cars… because readers have wanted it both ways. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.