Canadian auto sales climbed to a record March high of nearly 188,000 units in the third month of 2017, ending the highest-volume first-quarter in the history of the Canadian auto industry.
Sales of the best-selling truck, best-selling car, best-selling minivan, and best-selling utility vehicle are all soaring. Together, the Ford F-Series, Honda Civic, Dodge Grand Caravan, and Nissan Rogue have added 9500 sales to the industry’s ledger already this year. That quartet accounts for nearly 17% of the market.
Although passenger car sales are slowing, the Honda Civic and it’s top-selling rival, the Toyota Corolla, are both rapidly gaining market share. Meanwhile, pickup truck sales have grown 5% this year, minivan volume is recovering, and SUV/crossover sales are up 8%.
Utility vehicles now account for 40% of the overall new vehicle market.
Reminder: these are 2017 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort vehicles by March 2017 volume by clicking the March 2017 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 Fords together, you’ll also see the Ford 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: down 13% to 1113 in March; down 13% in Q1. † Mini Cooper includes sales of the Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman, Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman. ¤ Automakers release sales figures for the E-Class and CLS-Class, 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 2017’s first three months were 20, 18, and 8 units, respectively. It is believed that Tesla sold 414 new vehicles during the first two months of 2017.