Of the 16 compacts shown in GCBC’s first small car sales list below, 20% of of the compacts sold in Canada in September 2014 were Honda Civics. As compact sales grew 4%, and as the overall passenger car market grew by 2%, Civic sales jumped 10%.
There were certainly Civic rivals that grew faster on a percentage year-over-year basis. Chevrolet Cruze sales were up 22%, Nissan Sentra sales jumped 57%, and Volkswagen Golf volume doubled.
The Civic’s little brother, Honda’s Fit, was just transitioning from second-gen to a third-generation model in September, and sales were cut in half compared with September 2013 as supply was constrained. The Fit accounted for just 5% of subcompact sales.
Hyundai’s Accent, on the other hand, is the Civic of subcompacts in Canada. The Accent’s year-to-date market share stands at 25%, and together with its Kia sibling, the Rio, Hyundai-Kia market share is up to 42% from 41% at the three-quarter mark in 2013.
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.