February 2014 was the second consecutive month in which Canadians registered more new Chevrolet Corvettes than Chevrolet Camaros.
Of course the Corvette’s newer. It’s faster. It’s better. But it’s also far more expensive, with a base price 85% in excess of the Camaro’s. South of the border, where the market for both these cars is a great deal larger, Chevrolet has sold 2.3 Camaros per Corvette through the first two months of 2013. Canadians, who haven’t had a great deal of love for the Canadian-built Camaro since the nameplate returned in 2009, love the Camaro on a progressively sliding scale. Sales fell 47% from 2010 to 2013 and are down 18% year-to-date.
With 92 sales in the middle of winter, the Corvette outsold affordable performance cars like Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Subaru BRZ, and Scion FR-S, sold more than twice as often as the Mazda MX-5 Miata, Dodge Challenger, Infiniti Q60, and sold more than three times as often as the Porsche 911, Jaguar F-Type, Mercedes-Benz SLK, and Audi TT.
The TT is set to be replaced in the coming months by a car that, not surprisingly, looks a lot like a TT. The interior, pictured above, is where the new car will move the yardsticks forward, particularly in the gauge cluster.
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, roadsters, muscle cars, and hot hatches any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.
Source: Automakers & ANDC ^ 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, right? 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 two 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. RECOMMENDED READING Sporty Car Sales In Canada – February 2015 YTD Sporty Car Sales In Canada – March 2014 YTD Sporty Car Sales In Canada – January 2014 Sporty Car Sales In Canada – February 2013 YTD Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – February 2014 Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – February 2014 YTD