Almost every subcompact nameplate posted declining sales on a year-over-year basis. Only the Ford Fiesta and Toyota Yaris, which together generated less than a quarter of Canada’s subcompact volume in February, managed to sell more often in February 2016 than in February 2015.
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But the strength of compact cars is a noteworthy event given the 5% drop in overall car sales last month.
Despite sharp declines from the Mazda 3 and Volkswagen Jetta – as well as declining Dart, Focus, Impreza, Corolla, and Golf sales – the segment produced a major improvement because of the class-leading Hyundai Elantra’s 74% uptick, a 124% jump in Kia Forte sales, and double-digit gains from the Nissan Sentra, Mitsubishi Lancer, Chevrolet Cruze, and Buick Verano.
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 small cars of all kinds any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.