After rising 6% in the first half of 2016, Canadian auto sales declined for a third consecutive month in September 2016.
But the downturn is modest, and unlikely to create a situation in which the Canadian auto industry wouldn’t report a fourth consecutive year of record annual sales volume. Through the first three-quarters of 2016, Canadians have registered nearly 50,000 more new vehicles in 2016 than during the same period in 2015.
With an all-time record monthly performance of 15,659 sales in September, the Ford F-Series wasn’t just Canada’s best-selling vehicle line last month, the F-Series also outsold every auto brand except Toyota and its three top-selling pickup truck rivals combined.
The Honda Civic now leads the second-ranked Hyundai Elantra by 9968 units in the race to end 2016 as Canada’s best-selling car. The Toyota RAV4 is 3153 sales ahead of the second-best-selling SUV/crossover, Ford’s Escape. The Dodge Grand Caravan accounts for more than half of Canada’s minivan market.
There are more changes to the way Canadian auto sales are displayed as of the ninth month of 2016. With Scion’s discontinuation, Toyota Canada’s 86 and Scion FR-S figures are combined. We’re also showing Toyota’s total Toyota/Scion sales, but with Toyota and Scion divisions separated in a breakdown, at least for the time being.
Reminder: these are 2016 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort vehicles by September 2016 volume by clicking the September 2016 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 Ram together, you’ll also see the Ram brand’s total. Auto brands are shown in bold to differentiate makes and models, manufacturers are bolded and italicized. 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. Mobile users can now thumb across the table for full-width access.
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: up 10.5% to 652 in September; up 5.1% to 6049 YTD. ³ Total Santa Fe sales: up 14.8% to 2828 in September; up 2.6% to 25,681 YTD. † Mini Cooper includes sales of the Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman, Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman. ‡ Total Genesis sales: down 51.4% to 102 in September; down 13.4% to 1743 YTD. ¤ Automakers release sales figures for the E-Class and CLS-Class, M-Class and GLE together, GLK and GLC 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 Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce are unfortunately not broken down by model. estimates say sales for those brands in 2016’s first nine months were 162, 130, and 63 units, respectively. It is believed that Tesla sold 1396 new vehicles during the first eight months of 2016.