Canadian sales of American muscle cars jumped 25% in February 2017 and are up 30% so far this year.
While the same trio of cars – Chevrolet Camaro, better-selling Dodge Challenger, top-selling Ford Mustang – are down 22% in the United States through 2017’s first two months, year-over-year, thanks to declines from each model, Canadian sales of each model are on the upswing.
However, January and February are the weakest months on the auto sales calendar across the industry, and they are particularly weak months for rear-wheel-drive pony cars. Ford, for instance, generated only 7% of its annual Mustang sales in 2016 out of the first two months of the year; 48% of annual Mustang volume in Q2.
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Meanwhile, compared with the first one-sixth of 2016, the Alfa Romeo 4C, Audi TT, dying BMW Z4, Jaguar F-Type, Mercedes-Benz SLC, Porsche Boxster, and Porsche Cayman all failed to grow their sales in early 2017.
Not all tiny sports cars are plunging, however. The Mazda MX-5 Miata, even with 63 buyers veering toward its Fiat 124 Spider twin, is up 60% so far this year. Combined sales of the MX-5 and 124 Spider are up by 119 units already this year.
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 sports cars, coupes, GTs, roadsters, and convertibles any which way you like. Mobile users can now thumb across the tables for full-width access. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.
Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada * also included in another GCBC segment breakdown 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. This explains why you’ll see the Audi A5 here and 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. Clearly GoodCarBadCar is not suggesting that the cars in the tables above are all direct competitors. Establishing categories among cars as unique as even the Audi TT and Porsche Boxster has never pleased a single reader, so cars have been lumped together so you can simply see how buyers looking for sports cars, roadsters, hot hatches, convertibles, GTs, and wanna-be sports cars spend their money. Greater categorization of cars would only lead to problems that automakers create by not isolating model-specific sales figures: we don’t know how many M3s BMW has sold or how many Civics are Si models, for example. The numbers we do have are listed above. GoodCarBadCar is always open to hearing about the ways you would break down segments, so feel free to get in touch.