Although sales of Canada’s best-selling vehicle line, the Ram pickup range, reached record levels in May 2014, and though Ford F-Series sales declined a little more than 1% on a year-over-year basis, the gap between the best-selling F-Series and second-ranked Ram grew from 2746 units in April to 3322 units in May.
The F-Series is perpetually Canada’s top-selling vehicle nameplate, but there may be an opportunity for the surging Ram to take over in the lead-up to the 2015 F-150’s arrival, albeit temporarily, albeit a slim chance.
Three new vehicles entered the Canadian market in May 2014 and thus entered these rankings of all new vehicle sales. The Porsche Macan, BMW i3, and Lincoln MKC are now ranked 219th, 239th, and 245th, respectively, on year-to-date terms, although they ranked 168th, 222nd, and 241st in the month of May, specifically.
The Acura RLX, Chevrolet Corvette, Audi A3, and GMC Yukon XL produced the biggest year-over-year improvements in the month of May. Nevertheless, the RLX slid back from a ranking of 200th through the first four months of 2014 to 206th. The Corvette slid two spots to 153rd. The Audi A3, on the other hand, moved up 15 spots to the 172nd position, and the Yukon XL moved up 41 spots to 147th.
There were exciting improvements introduced in October’s rankings of vehicle sales. Prior year figures now include the actual numbers from last year, not just the percentage increases/decreases from last year. As a result, we now include vehicles like the Mitsubishi Eclipse and Volkswagen Routan, nameplates which collected sales during the first five months of 2013 but not during the same period one year later.
More importantly, there are now visible brand results, so when you sort the table by vehicle names to showcase, for example, all Hondas together, you’ll also see the Honda 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.
Reminder: these are 2014 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort vehicles by May volume by clicking the May 2014 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.
Source: Automakers & ANDC Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales * Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total. ^ Brand total includes sales of commercial vans. ¹ Chrysler has been marketing the Viper as an SRT, but we show it here with Dodge so when you click the Car column header, you will see the Viper with with like-branded products. In fact, FCA recently decided to cancel SRT as a brand unto its own. We have also decided that it’s time we all recognized the Ram Pickup range as a Ram and not as a Dodge, in keeping with Chrysler nomenclature. ² Total Prius Family sales: down 9.3% to 2925 YTD; down 3.2% to 889 in May. ³ Total Santa Fe sales: up 28.8% to 14,369 YTD; up 30.6% to 3556 in May. † Mini Cooper includes sales of the Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman, Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman. ‡ Total Genesis sales: up 5.4% to 1228 YTD; up 8.2% to 345 in May. ± Total Infiniti G/Q50/Q60 sales: up 55.1% to 1622 YTD; up 59.2% to 347 in May. ¤ Automakers release sales figures for the E-Class and CLS-Class together, S-Class and CL-Class together, RL and RLX together, 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 Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce are unfortunately not broken down by model. estimates say sales for those brands in May 2014 were 17, 5, and 6, respectively. Total Maserati and Bentley volume is reported, but not by specific models. It is believed that Tesla sold 71 copies of their Model S back in April 2014, but Tesla doesn’t issue monthly sales reports. The estimate for Tesla May sales in Canada was 50 units.