The sports car is not dead, but it has taken on other forms. Rather than purchase or lease an impractical two-seater like the MX-5 or its upmarket indirect rivals – 4C, Z4, F-Type, SLK, Boxster, Cayman, 370Z – or hard-core sports cars like the Scion FR-S and its Subaru BRZ twin, many performance car buyers are turning to more reasonable daily drivers.
Subaru Canada’s sales of the WRX and WRX STI jumped 49% to 301 units, more than the MX-5, FR-S, BRZ, 370Z, and Hyundai Genesis Coupe combined.
The WRX/STI accomplished this feat during a month in which Canadian sales of the MX-5 and 370Z excelled.
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. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.
Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada ^ 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. 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.