Canadians registered 525 new American muscle cars in September 2013. 197 of those cars were assembled in Canada. Year-to-date sales of the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, and Dodge Challenger are down 4%.
The Ford Mustang’s market share in the small segment has grown from 55.8% during the first three quarters of 2012 to 57.6% during the first three quarters of 2013.
Europe’s very alternative approach involves six different sports car nameplates: TT, Z4, F-Type, SLK, Boxster, and Cayman. In total, 133 of these cars were sold in September, up from 98 a year ago, before the F-Type and new Cayman were on sale. Audi sold 31 TTs in September 2013; Jaguar sold 31 F-Types. The remaining four nameplates sold less often.
Hyundai Genesis Coupe sales rose 9.5% to 138 units in September 2013. Nissan 370Z sales shot up 175%, but they shot up from a very low 12 units in September 2012. Nissan Canada reported 33 370Z sales in September. For every 370Z sold so far this year, Hyundai has sold nearly four Genesis Coupes. Porsche’s comparatively expensive 911 has outsold the 370Z by 139 units through nine months.
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 sporty cars of all kinds 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.