2012 Chevrolet Orlando
4% Of The Chevrolets Sold In Canada
In September Were Orlandos

Early reporting from two of Canada’s three largest sellers of automobiles did not carry good news. September 2012 sales at FoMoCo’s own Ford brand slid 7%. Ram sales also fell 7%. Jeep was down 5%. Lincoln sales plunged 30%. Year-to-date, the Ford Motor Company is off last year’s pace, albeit barely.

Then along came more pleasant data from Porsche. The German sports car (and hatchback and SUV) company sold more vehicles in the first three quarters of 2012 than in all of 2011. 2011’s year end totals had been the best ever for Porsche Canada. And by the time General Motors submitted data early this evening, things were looking up. The Canadian auto industry reported September 2012 volume of 143K, up 6.4% from September of last year

Canada auto brand market share chart September 2012
Auto Brand Market Share
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Chevrolet sales jumped 13%, quite an accomplishment as Bowtie sales have fallen nearly 8% this year. GMC, and particularly Buick, also reported gains.

Canada’s leading luxury automaker in September was BMW. Subtracting Sprinter sales from Mercedes-Benz’s year-to-date totals shows BMW leading through three quarters, as well.
The best year-over-year improvement in September was smart’s 154% jump. smart also led the way in that department south of the border. Among higher volume brands, Toyota – and to a lesser degree Buick – produced the biggest increases. Ford, Canada’s best-selling brand, stands out because of its leadership and its 7% drop, but Nissan’s 15% decline was obviously worse. Then again, Ford’s own Lincoln brand took that aforementioned dive. Volvo, Cadillac, and Acura all took a hit, too.

Canada luxury auto brand market share chart September 2012
Luxury Auto Brand Market Share

The majority of automakers also make available specific model-by-model data, figures which are then made available to you through a database you can access through the first dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home or, for non-mobile users, near the top right of this page.

The U.S. version of this September 2012 auto sales by brand post was completed a few hours ago. Below you’ll find complete September and year-to-date sales information for three dozen auto brands competing in Canada.

Updated 6:48 PM AT 10/9/2012

Rank
Automaker
September 2012

Change
Year To Date
YTD 
% Change
#1
Ford
23,111
– 7.4%
214,106
+ 0.5%
#2
Toyota
14,811
+ 21.8%
132,724
+ 25.8%
#3
Chevrolet
11,739
+ 12.7%
108,387
– 7.6%
#4
Honda
11,457
+ 21.0%
97,686
+ 26.1%
#5
Hyundai
11,403
+ 2.6%
107,612
+ 3.4%
#6
Dodge
8073
+ 10.7%
77,695
– 7.2%
#7
Kia
7030
+ 10.1%
61,693
+ 19.4%
#8
Mazda
6729
+ 15.2%
57,779
+ 7.5%
#9
Ram
5928
– 7.1%
55,161
+ 10.4%
#10
GMC
5590
+ 9.6%
52,577
+ 3.5%
#11
Volkswagen
5468
+ 18.1%
44,919
+ 11.2%
#12
Nissan
5429
– 14.8%
58,713
– 2.8%
#13
BMW
3331
+ 18.0%
23,851
+ 7.8%
#14
Jeep
3307
– 4.9%
34,347
+ 2.3%
#15
Subaru
2686
+ 21.6%
22,427
+ 11.2%
#16
Mercedes-Benz
2676
+ 4.7%
24,593
+ 8.8%
#17
Audi
1812
+ 9.3%
14,997
+ 12.6%
#18
Mitsubishi
1737
+ 0.2%
14,852
– 3.6%
#19
Lexus
1556
+ 25.4%
11,130
+ 12.7%
#20
Chrysler
1554
– 2.8%
20,240
+ 76.7%
#21
Acura
1454
– 11.4%
11,906
+ 11.2%
#22
Buick
963
+ 75.4%
10,434
+ 14.4%
#23
Infiniti
731
+ 0.6%
6197
+ 19.3%
#24
Fiat
693
+ 36.4%
7129
+ 63.4%
#25
Mini
613
+ 31.8%
4844
+ 28.5%
#26
Suzuki
558
+ 30.1%
4134
– 1.1%
#27
Lincoln
480
– 29.9%
4996
– 18.8%
#28
Scion
467
+ 15.9%
4387
+ 20.6%
#29
Cadillac
464
– 15.5%
4781
– 20.2%
#30
Volvo
398
– 18.1%
4662
– 13.5%
#31
smart
386
+ 154%
1868
+ 29.3%
#32
Land Rover
328
+ 39.0%
3112
+ 49.3%
#33
Porsche
294
+ 76.0%
2268
+ 17.0%
#34
Jaguar
48
– 20.0%
514
– 13.0%
#35
Maserati
17
+ 54.5%
131
+ 17.0%
#36
Bentley
13
+ 62.5%
96
+ 23.1%
—–
—–
—–
—–
—–
Ford
Motor Company
23,591
– 8.0%
219,102
– 0.05%
Chrysler Canada
19,555
+ 1.6%
194,572
+ 6.3%
General Motors
18,756
+ 11.6%
176,179
– 5.8%
Hyundai-Kia
18,433
+ 5.3%
169,305
+ 8.7%
Toyota Canada
16,834
+ 21.9%
148,241
+ 24.6%
Honda Canada
12,911
+ 16.2%
109,592
+ 24.3%
Volkswagen
Group *
7587
+ 17.4%
62,280
+ 11.8%
Nissan Canada
6160
– 13.2%
64,910
– 1.1%
BMW-Mini
3944
+ 19.9%
28,695
+ 10.8%
Daimler AG
3062
+ 13.15
26,461
+ 10.1%
Jaguar-Land Rover
376
+ 27.0%
3626
+ 35.5%
—–
—–
—–
—–
—–
Total
143,143
+ 6.4%
1,305,538
+ 6.6%

Source: Automakers, AIAMC, DesrosiersANDC 
* Excludes Lamborghini

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