Commercial vans bring in 1.8% of Canada’s new vehicle volume, leaving SUVs and crossovers (led by the sixth-ranked Ford Escape) and cars (led by the third-ranked Honda Civic) to attract the remaining 75.1% of consumers, a figure that’s risen from 74.7% during the first seven months of 2013.
The overall Canadian auto market is up 4.1% this year to nearly 1.1 million units, a record-setting pace that could see between 1.8 and 1.85 million new vehicles sold by year’s end, or about 100,000 more new vehicle sales than there were in record-setting 2013.
New to these rankings this month is the BMW X4, which enters the year-to-date standings in the 247th position. Unfortunately, GCBC has been forced to show the Volvo S60 and V60 as one vehicle – which in a way they are – as Volvo Canada has yet to release detailed figures for the pair.
Last month we took advantage of this halfway point in the calendar to adjust the way a number of vehicles are displayed here, and this will have an impact on the way you compare rankings when looking back at previous months. Ten commercial-oriented van nameplates are now in the mix. In other words, there are ten extra lines in the full rankings, and GCBC has also added space at the bottom to display the complete size of the pickup, minivan, and commercial van with yet another line allotted to all other vehicles: cars, SUVs, and crossovers.
There were exciting improvements introduced late last year in the GCBC’s rankings of all new vehicles. 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 Volvo C70 and Jeep Liberty, nameplates which collected sales during the first seven months 2014 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 Lincolns together, you’ll also see the Lincoln 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 July volume by clicking the July 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 * 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 14.3% to 4224 YTD; down 21.4% to 670 in July. ³ Total Santa Fe sales: up 16.7% to 19,282 YTD’ down 4.8% to 2677 in July. † Mini Cooper includes sales of the Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman, Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman. ‡ Total Genesis sales: up 4.7% to 1922 YTD; up 4.8% to 330 in July. ± Total Infiniti G/Q50/Q60 sales: up 57.3% to 2238 YTD; up 37.1% to 273 in July. ¤ 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 Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce are unfortunately not broken down by model. estimates say sales for those brands during the first seven months of 2014 were 73, 119, 35, and 42, respectively. Total Maserati volume is reported, but not by specific models. It is believed that Tesla sold 104 copies of their Model S back in June 2014, but Tesla doesn’t issue monthly sales reports. The estimate for Tesla July sales in Canada was 50 units.