Canadian sales of compact cars fell 3.5% in April 2016, a year-over-year loss of more than 1300 units.
Yet Canadian sales of the best-selling car, Honda’s new tenth-generation Civic, jumped 10% to 6202 units. The Civic’s market share jumped from 15.1% in April 2015 to 17.2% in April 2016 as many of its chief rivals – Hyundai Elantra, Mazda 3, Volkswagen Jetta, Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Nissan Sentra – lost sales.
The story is not all that different among subcompacts. Canadian sales of subcompact cars tumbled 10% despite significant growth from the the segment leader, Hyundai’s Accent, sales of which grew 10%, year-over-year.
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For the Accent, April 2016 marked just the fifth month in the last four years in which Hyundai Canada sold more than 2500 Accents.
Honda Canada has now sold more than 6000 Civics in 12 of the last 24 months.
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.