Falling sales among Japan’s best-selling small cars didn’t dent their ability to remain conquerors of Canadian auto Sales Stats in December. Honda Civic sales were down 16%, Mazda 3 sales fell 8%, and Toyota Corolla sales dropped by an astounding 55% compared with December 2009. The Civic remained on top in the last full sales month before Honda revealed concept versions of the 2012 Honda Civic. Starting at $14,990, the 2011 Honda Civic is expected to live a short life.

December sales of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze were strong and at 1551 units, topped the outgoing and deeply discounted Cobalt by 920 sales. A 62% jump by the BMW 3-Series yanked a luxury car into Canada’s best-selling cars list while a significant 17% bump helped the Honda Accord beat all midsize competitors. That is, if you don’t include the gigantic 2011 Volkswagen Jetta as a direct Accord rival. 

Nevertheless, most notable for its transition in December is the Toyota Corolla. You’ll notice the absence of the Toyota Matrix on this list, too. Matrix sales dropped 52% in December, Yaris sales dropped 51%, Venza sales plummeted 53%, and Canadian Camry sales dropped at an even faster rate; down 57%. Here are Canada’s 10 Best-Selling Cars from December 2010.

Rank
Car
Status
December 2010
Last Month
December 2009
#1
Honda Civic
4493
4203
5346
#2
Mazda 3
2658
2654
2876
#3
Chevrolet Cruze/Cobalt
2471
3168
922
#4
Volkswagen Jetta
2160
2086
893
#5
Toyota Corolla
2105
2801
4677
#6
Hyundai Elantra
1971
2550
1543
#7
Honda Fit
1655
1557
1507
#8
Ford Focus
1548
1629
1647
#9
Honda Accord
1476
1162
1260
#10
BMW 3-Series
1227
1362
757

Source: Manufacturers And Automotive News Data Center

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