BMW today introduced the company’s third-generation Mini, a more efficient, powerful, and spacious Mini that’s also lighter than the outgoing model. It’s small, but not that small. You will hear people calling it the Midi Cooper.
Sales of non-Countryman Minis have tanked, and a new Cooper Hardtop – with help from the models which will follow – should generate renewed interest. But with ubiquity and age, the Mini has lost its element of surprise and now must sell on merit, which it does not lack.
GCBC has added the Chrysler 200 Convertible to October’s list of coupes and sports cars and roadsters and muscle cars. Four 200 droptops were sold in October. Chrysler Canada also sold a Viper. Just the one Viper, a figure not unlike the one put up by the Honda CR-Z.
Chevrolet Corvette sales, meanwhile, were five times stronger than they were a year ago thanks to the arrival of the C7 Stingray. Corvette sales were nearly as strong as Camaro sales last month. Last October, Camaro volume was seven times stronger.
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, roadsters, wannabe sports cars, and muscle cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page. You’ll notice that the + icon has been removed from year-over-year increases, but you can still identify year-over-year declines with the – symbol and red font.
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 – October 2014 YTD Sporty Car Sales In Canada – November 2013 YTD Sporty Car Sales In Canada – September 2013 YTD Sporty Car Sales In Canada – October 2012 YTD Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – October 2013 Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – October 2013 YTD