Beginning in September, Canadians were permitted to purchase a handful of all-new automobile nameplates, and another reincarnated SUV model, as well.
Mercedes-Benz Canada sold its first 108 CLA250s in September 2013. The Ram ProMaster debuted with nine sales in GCBC’s commercial van list. Infiniti began reporting sales figures for the Q50 sedan. Mitsubishi sold its first 81 Mirages. And Jeep has reintroduced the Cherokee, although it surely doesn’t look like the Cherokee you once loved.
The Cherokee debuted in the 248th spot, the CLA in 234th, the Mirage in 238th, and the Q50 ranks 172nd. The Cherokee, CLA, Mirage, and Q50 accounted for 0.3% of Canada’s new vehicle sales in September.
Canada’s 20 best-selling vehicles, meanwhile, generated more than half the industry’s September volume. Through three quarters, vehicles from the Ford F-Series to the Jeep Wrangler – plus the three trucks, one minivan, five utility vehicles, and nine cars in between – are responsible for 48.9% of the Canadian auto industry’s sales volume.
Inside that top 20 you’ll find that Canada’s two most popular vehicle lines are pickup trucks. Canada’s top-selling car is the third-ranked Honda Civic. The vehicle which owns 51% of the minivan market, Dodge’s Grand Caravan, is the fifth-ranked vehicle overall. The eighth-ranked Ford Escape leads all SUVs and crossovers. Canada’s leading midsize car is the 18th-ranked Ford Fusion, 2718 sales ahead of the Toyota Camry. Finally, Canada’s best-selling subcompact, the Hyundai Accent, is Canada’s 19th-best-selling vehicle.
These are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort vehicles by September volume by clicking the September 2013 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. Just remember, the list is horizontally flipped from the norm: YTD on the left, monthly data on the right.
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.