Car sales in Canada for March of 2019 were down around 2,800 units when compared to the same time last year. For the quarter, the segment was down roughly 9,000 units, suggesting people are purchasing other vehicle types again in 2019.
Leading the pack was the Honda Civic with a sales increase of around seven percent. It was followed by the Toyota Corolla, which saw a sales decrease of around 5 percent. Rounding out the top three was the Hyundai Elantra, which saw a much more dramatic decrease in sales of around 20 percent.
Overall, there were a lot more models that saw sales decreases rather than increases.
With that said, there were still some models that saw notable sales increases, including the VW Jetta and the Ford Fusion, Ford Taurus, Chrysler 300, and Mitsubishi Mirage among others.
Important note: Both Ford and GM have switched to quarterly reporting, making it more difficult to accurately gauge crossover sales. We won’t have results to report for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Ford or Lincoln until the end of each quarter.