Although Canadian passenger car sales dipped in the always low month of January, many of the cars that were capable of selling better in January 2014 than January 2013 were small.
Canada’s best-selling car, the Honda Civic, led all compacts with 3315 January sales, a 32% year-over-year increase. Compacts were down 2.4% in January 2014, but if we exclude the inordinately dreadful declines from Chevrolet (Cruze sales down 42%) and Ford (Focus sales down 18%), compacts were up 4.2%. Overall, GM car sales were down 35% last month; Ford Canada car sales slid 23%.
The Chevrolet Spark, Smart Fortwo, Scion iQ, and Mitsubishi’s all-electric i MiEV combined for a narrow 12% January increase. The Fiat 500 and four of its little warm hatch rivals were up 8%. The smallest, most car-like crossovers and their front-wheel-drive-only alternatives were up 5%.
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 midsize cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.