Led by the Ford Mustang, which rose 10% and easily outsold the Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet Camaro – Detroit’s big coupes form the bulk of Canada’s sports car sector’s sales. 2016 was the Mustang’s highest-volume Canadian sales year since 2007.
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But it wasn’t just low-end coupes that overachieved in 2016. As Canadian auto sales grew to the highest level ever in 2016, the Porsche 911 broke its Canadian sales record with 945 units driven home. 2016 was also the best year ever for the Porsche Cayman.
GCBC’s favourite sports car, the Mazda MX-5 Miata, climbed to an eight-year high of 903 units. Nissan 370Z sales were higher in 2016 than Z sales have been since 2004. Nissan also set a GT-R record with 156 sales; Audi set an R8 record with 158 sales.
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. Mobile users can now thumb across the tables for full-width access. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.
Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada * 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.