Down from the #1 position fell the BMW 3-Series, an interesting fact given the huge rise in Audi A4 sales in October 2010. For context, consider October 2009 sales of the 3-Series (1210) and September 2010 sales of the 3-Series (1631) whilst also considering October 2009 sales of the Audi A4 (381) and September 2010 sales of the A4 (615). Both cars slid a little from September to October – not traditionally the best car-selling month in Canada – but in contrast to last year, Audi Canada’s financing deals on the A4 might have been just enough to take a small bite out of the 3-Series in October. Or not.
Of course, all this takes away from the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta’s big news. This is something wonderful to write home to Wolfsburg about – Jetta sales jumped 130.1% from October 2009; up an even more impressive 157.7% from September 2010. October will certainly go down as a memorable month for Volkswagen sales reps in Canada. The 2011 VW Jetta is currently Canada’s best-selling Japanese car.