As Hyundai confirmed at the beginning of March, the all-new 2011 Hyundai Elantra was the best-selling car in Canada in February, the Elantra’s second consecutive month as Canada’s most popular car.  With the 2012 Honda Civic coming along soon, sales of the current Civic fell 24.2%. Despite the introduction of a slightly refreshed 2011 model, Toyota Corolla sales fell 32%; Matrix sales dropped 31.8%. The Camry continues to miss out on the Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada list. This month, other U.S. mainstays like the Honda Accord and Chevrolet Malibu were missing, as well.

Of the cars finishing in the top ten the only three with rising sales are all-new (or recently released as all-new) cars: Elantra, Cruze, Jetta. Only 3.4% of the Cruze’s 1857 sales were Cobalts. Further down in this group of Best Sellers, the Sentra climbed northward on 57.3% gains and the Ford Fiesta finds its way into the Top 20 with a 57% jump from January’s results.

Because of a good January, the Canadian new vehicle market is still up in year-to-date figures, but February sales dropped 4.2% from February 2010. Evidence of this can clearly be seen in all the red font below, however, “light truck” sales were up 2.3% last month. Car sales down 12.2% as fuel prices rise? You read it right the first time.

Rank
Car
Status
February 2011
Last Month
February 2010
#1
Hyundai Elantra
3569
2643
2184
#2
Honda Civic
2784
1142
3675
#3
Toyota Corolla
1975
2146
2906
#4
Chevrolet Cruze/Cobalt
1857
1734
1236
#5
Mazda 3
1825
1689
3346
#6
Hyundai Accent
1558
869
2010
#7
Volkswagen Jetta
1548
1471
685
#8
Ford Fusion
1140
611
1164
#9
Ford Focus
1119
1278
1356
#10
Toyota Matrix
1093
1360
1602
#11
Nissan Sentra
1030
415
655
#12
Hyundai Sonata
979
661
843
#13
Nissan Altima
901
797
709
#14
Kia Forte
808
521
773
#15
Volkswagen Golf
866
769
1331
#16
Toyota Venza
748
594
1048
#17
Chevrolet Impala
729
572
397
#18
BMW 3-Series
706
443
691
#19
Kia Soul
704
558
600
#20
Ford Fiesta
669
426
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Source: Manufacturers And Automotive News Data Center

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