In a down year for Canadian sales of American muscle cars, November’s results seem at first glance to be a bright spot. On the other hand, sales of the Chevrolet Camaro continued their plunge and the Dodge Challenger was down 9%.
The Ford Mustang’s 25-unit increase pushed sales of the muscle car trio forward, but to what extent? November’s 266 sales accounted for just 3% of the trio’s year-to-date sales.
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European roadsters and coupes – the Boxster, TT, Z4 class – have enjoyed a resurgence in 2013 thanks to the Jaguar F-Type and growth at Porsche. November sales jumped 39%, and even without the F-Type, sales would have been up 16%.
However, none of the cars in that category sell as often as the more costly Porsche 911, nor do they sell in the kind of numbers supported by more mainstream luxury coupes like the Audi A5 or BMW 4-Series. In the 4er’s second month, BMW Canada sold 243 copies of the 3-Series-based two-door.
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, coupes, 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 ^ 500 breakdown by variant. 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 6-Series listed here and with large luxury sedans and 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 – November 2014 YTD Sporty Car Sales In Canada – December 2013 & Year End Sporty Car Sales In Canada – October 2013 YTD Sporty Car Sales In Canada – November 2012 YTD Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – November 2013 Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – November 2013 YTD