As the buying season begins for “fun cars”, the totals for vehicles like the Mustang, all new for 2015, are expected to rise in comparison with the late winter months of February and March. But a 68% increase for the Ford and a 185% improvement for the Challenger, refreshed for 2015, are impressive year-over-year gains.
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Meanwhile, more costly European sports cars like the Porsche Boxster and its German compatriots tumbled in April 2015. Jaguar’s F-Type, with a four-unit gain, was an exception. The Boxster, Cayman, Panamera, and 911 all posted declines at Porsche, but the brand still managed to report best-ever monthly sales in April. Fortunately for Porsche, they’re more of an SUV builder now than they are a sports car maker.
Along with the big gains reported by Detroit’s muscle cars, the real sports car from Bowling Green, Kentucky, the Chevrolet Corvette, recorded a 94% improvement to 307 Canadian sales in April 2015. That was up 119% from the Corvette’s monthly average from its five-month season of success between March and July of last year, when Corvette sales were thought to be very high.
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. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.
Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada ^ Mini sales include everything except the Countryman. * 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.