Canadian auto sales grew by 2.5% through the first three quarters of 2015, an increase of 35,000 units over the span of nine months. Year-over-year, this comparison takes into account what was record-setting results from the Canadian market in 2014.
Although a number of top-selling automobiles didn’t sell as often between January and September 2015 as they did during the same period last year – F-Series, Civic, Escape, Grand Caravan – improved pickup truck volume and surging SUV/CUV sales boosted the market to new heights.
September hosted the arrival of a new hatchback from Scion, the iM. 254 copies of the iM were sold in its first month of availability. Its partner in the United States, the Scion iA, is labelled as a Toyota Yaris sedan in Canada. Scion volume jumped 57% in Canada last month. In the U.S., Scion was the fastest-growing car brand.
But compact hatchbacks aren’t the key source of automotive growth in Canada. New utility vehicle nameplates which weren’t on sale at this stage of 2014 – led by the Honda HR-V, Lexus NX, and Mazda CX-3 – have added 16,309 to the industry’s sales tally so far this year.
In total, 273 different vehicle nameplates have generated (reported) Canadian sales figures through the first eight months of 2015. With assistance from Global Automakers Of Canada, this is the eighth month for which we’re able to display figures for the Porsche 918 Spyder, Volkswagen Golf GTI, and Subaru Impreza WRX/STi.
Reminder: these are year-to-date sales rankings, but you can sort vehicles by September 2015 volume by clicking the September 2015 column header, or you can rank vehicles by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the Vehicle column header.
There are visible brand results, so when you sort the table by vehicle names to showcase, for example, all Hyundai together, you’ll also see the Hyundai brand’s total. Manufacturers are shown in bold to differentiate makes and models. At any time, click the Rank column to return to the original format. If you’re on a mobile device, you may need to choose the full version of the site (at the bottom of the page) in order to use the sortable function.
As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles by selecting a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page.
Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada & ANDC * Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total. ² Total Prius Family sales: down 1% to 590 in September; up 5.5% to 5756 YTD. ³ Total Santa Fe sales: down 14.3% to 2464 in September; up 0.2% to 25,032 YTD. † Mini Cooper includes sales of the Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman, Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman. ‡ Total Genesis sales: down 6.3% to 210 in September; down 18.7% to 2013 YTD. ¤ Automakers release sales figures for the E-Class and CLS-Class together and the Passat and CC together. º Land Cruiser is a commercial vehicle in Canada. Audi’s A4 sales data includes sales of the Allroad. Sales data for brands such as Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce are unfortunately not broken down by model. estimates say sales for those brands in the first nine months of of 2015 were 104, 162, 90, and 58, respectively. Total Maserati volume is reported, but not by specific models. It is believed that Tesla sold 1289 copies of their Model S during the first eight months of 2015.