Canada: Car Market hit new All-Time record! Honda voted Brand of the Year.

Accordingly with data reported by DesRosiers Consulting, the firm specialized in the Canadian Automotive Market, in December 2013 light passengers vehicles sales have been 113.201, up 3.9%, posting the 9th year-on-year increase in a row. Full Year 2013 ended at 1.744.014 sales, the new all-time record level for Canada, up 4.0% from year ago.

Sharing general evaluation on Brands & Models performance, based not only on volume but also on results compared with potential, focus2move Team quoted the Best of the Year 2013, as Brand and Model. This was the result:

Brand of Year was Honda ranked in 3rd with 8.3% of share, up 0.5 points from 2012. Second was Subaru ranked in 14th with share at 2.1%, up 0.3 points from 2012. Third was Nissan in 7th, with share at 4.7%, up 0.3 points from 2012.

Model of Year was the new F-Series thanks to a wonderful performance as market leader with 7.0% of share, up 0.7 points from 2012. Second was Ram in 2nd with 4.6% of share, up 0.6 points from last year. Third was Rav4 in 13th place with share at 1.8%, up 0.3 from year ago.

Looking at the best brands performance:

Ford people was already happy for the great annual performance and in December pushed less delivering only 15.731 vehicles with share fell at 13.9%, quite low for Ford. However, full year sales have been a remarkable 276.531 with share of 15.9%, down 0.2 points from last year. Market leader was the F-Series further improving volumes, share and gap over the others. Behind, Escape ranked 7th, Focus 17th and Fusion 18th.

Honda posted a year end rush advancing in second place with 11.542 vehicles and 10.2% of share, up 0.9 points from November. Full Year Honda ranked third with 145.231 sales and 8.3% of share, up 0.5 points from last year and 1.5 points from 2011. Best-selling model in the 2013 was the Civic in third while CRV ranked 9th , Accord 25th and Fit 49th .

Toyota in third has sold 10.960 units with a share of 9.7%, down 0.7 points of share from the previous month. Full Year Toyota ranked in second with 174.433 sales and 10.0% of share, down 0.2 points from 2012. The top model in the year was Corolla in 8th while RAV4 was 13th, Camry 22nd, Sienna 35th and Verna 53rd.

Chevrolet advanced in fourth, up 1 spot, with 9.239 sales and a share of 8.2%, up 0.9 points from the previous month. Full Year Chevrolet was 4th successfully defending the position from Hyundai attack, with 139.245 sales and 8.0% of share, down 0.3 points from 2012. The best-selling model was Silverado in 10th while Cruze was 12th and Equinox 19th.

Hyundai was fifth selling 7.304 units with a share of 6.5%, down 1.0 points from the previous month. Full Year Hyundai was 5th selling 137.100 vehicles with a share of 7.9%, down 0.2 points from last year. The top model in the year was Elantra in 4th while Tucson was 36th.

Nissan was sixth selling 6.306 vehicles with a share of 5.6%, up 0.8 points from November. Full Year Nissan was 7th with 82.604 sales and 4.7% of share, up 0.3 points from last year. The best model was Rogue in 26th while Sentra was 30th and Versa 32nd .

GMC advanced in 7th, up 3 spots, with 6.035 units and 5.3% of share, up 1.1 points from November. Full Year GMC was 11th with 71.781 sales and 4.1% of share, flat from 2012. Top model was the 5th.

Ram was 8th with 5.770 units and 5.1% of share, up 0.6 points from November. Full Year sales were 81.971 with 4.7% of share, up 0.4 points from last year.

In the table below, the Top 30 brands, ranked by last month position:

Rank Dec

Rank Nov

Rank 2013

 

  Dec

Sales 2013  

Share 2011

Share 2012

Share H1 2013

Nov 2013

Dec 2013

Share 2013

1

1

1

Ford

15.731

276.531

16,9%

16,1%

16,3%

14,3%

13,9%

15,9%

2

3

3

Honda

11.542

145.231

6,8%

7,8%

7,6%

9,1%

10,2%

8,3%

3

2

2

Toyota

10.960

174.433

9,1%

10,2%

9,9%

10,4%

9,7%

10,0%

4

5

4

Chevrolet

9.239

139.245

9,5%

8,3%

8,4%

7,3%

8,2%

8,0%

5

4

5

Hyundai

7.304

137.100

8,1%

8,1%

8,1%

7,5%

6,5%

7,9%

6

7

7

Nissan

6.306

82.604

4,4%

4,4%

4,5%

4,8%

5,6%

4,7%

7

10

11

GMC

6.035

71.781

4,6%

4,1%

4,0%

4,2%

5,3%

4,1%

8

8

8

Ram

5.770

81.971

0,0%

4,3%

4,8%

4,5%

5,1%

4,7%

9

6

6

Dodge

4.925

100.184

10,6%

5,8%

6,0%

5,6%

4,4%

5,7%

10

9

10

Mazda

4.558

71.859

4,9%

4,3%

4,1%

4,4%

4,0%

4,1%

11

12

12

Volkswagen

4.078

62.668

3,3%

3,5%

3,5%

3,6%

3,6%

3,6%

12

13

13

Jeep

3.668

44.684

2,7%

2,6%

2,7%

3,0%

3,2%

2,6%

13

16

15

Mercedes

2.955

34.781

2,0%

2,0%

1,9%

2,2%

2,6%

2,0%

14

11

9

Kia

2.825

72.449

4,1%

4,6%

4,1%

4,1%

2,5%

4,2%

15

14

14

Subaru

2.704

36.760

1,7%

1,8%

2,0%

2,5%

2,4%

2,1%

16

15

16

BMW

2.556

31.710

1,9%

1,9%

1,7%

2,3%

2,3%

1,8%

17

19

20

Acura

1.774

19.005

1,0%

1,0%

1,1%

1,1%

1,6%

1,1%

18

18

19

Audi

1.433

20.506

1,1%

1,2%

1,2%

1,2%

1,3%

1,2%

19

17

18

Mitsubishi

1.313

21.104

1,3%

1,2%

1,3%

1,4%

1,2%

1,2%

20

20

21

Lexus

1.189

15.955

0,8%

0,9%

0,8%

1,0%

1,1%

0,9%

21

22

22

Buick

919

14.310

0,4%

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

22

23

23

Cadillac

843

9.608

0,5%

0,4%

0,5%

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

23

21

17

Chrysler

769

25.466

0,9%

1,4%

1,8%

0,8%

0,7%

1,5%

24

28

26

Mini

624

6.013

0,4%

0,4%

0,3%

0,3%

0,6%

0,3%

25

24

24

Infiniti

590

8.947

0,7%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

26

26

28

Land Rover

502

5.136

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

0,4%

0,4%

0,3%

27

25

27

Lincoln

422

5.814

0,5%

0,4%

0,3%

0,4%

0,4%

0,3%

28

27

25

Fiat

313

7.710

0,2%

0,5%

0,4%

0,4%

0,3%

0,4%

29

32

32

Suzuki

305

3.071

0,4%

0,3%

0,2%

0,1%

0,3%

0,2%

30

30

31

Porsche

279

3.680

0,1%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

In the table below, the best-selling 40 models list:

Rank Dec

Rank Nov

Rank 2013

Model

Dec

Sales 2013

Share 2012

Share H1

Share Nov

Share Dec

Share 2013

1

1

1

Ford F-Series

7.596

122.325

6,3%

7,0%

5,8%

6,6%

7,0%

2

2

2

Dodge RAM

5.546

80.248

4,1%

4,7%

4,2%

4,8%

4,6%

3

10

11

Honda CR-V

4.040

34.481

2,0%

1,9%

2,1%

3,5%

2,0%

4

7

5

GMC Sierra

3.757

46.908

2,5%

2,7%

2,7%

3,3%

2,7%

5

3

3

Honda Civic

3.412

64.063

3,9%

3,2%

4,2%

3,0%

3,7%

6

6

7

Ford Escape

2.999

45.141

2,6%

2,4%

2,7%

2,6%

2,6%

7

4

6

Dodge Grand Caravan

2.803

46.732

3,1%

2,7%

2,8%

2,4%

2,7%

8

8

4

Hyundai Elantra

2.789

54.760

3,0%

3,3%

2,7%

2,4%

3,1%

9

5

9

Mazda3

2.763

40.466

2,3%

2,2%

2,7%

2,4%

2,3%

10

12

10

Chevrolet Silverado

2.584

37.490

2,1%

2,2%

1,9%

2,2%

2,1%

11

14

12

Chevrolet Cruze

2.483

33.184

1,9%

1,9%

1,6%

2,2%

1,9%

12

9

8

Toyota Corolla

2.442

44.449

2,4%

2,5%

2,6%

2,1%

2,5%

13

70

13

Toyota RAV4

2.303

30.748

1,5%

1,9%

0,3%

2,0%

1,8%

14

48

49

Honda Fit

1.909

9.512

0,3%

0,4%

0,5%

1,7%

0,5%

15

28

26

Nissan Rogue

1.844

16.878

0,9%

0,9%

0,9%

1,6%

1,0%

16

11

15

Hyundai Santa fe

1.806

29.220

1,4%

1,5%

1,9%

1,6%

1,7%

17

13

14

Volkswagen Jetta

1.558

30.413

1,6%

1,7%

1,7%

1,4%

1,7%

18

17

19

Chevrolet Equinox

1.458

19.819

1,2%

1,1%

1,2%

1,3%

1,1%

19

18

22

Toyota Camry

1.374

18.245

1,1%

1,0%

1,1%

1,2%

1,0%

20

19

23

Mazda CX-5

1.251

17.648

0,7%

1,0%

1,1%

1,1%

1,0%

21

16

16

Dodge Journey

1.223

27.745

1,7%

1,6%

1,3%

1,1%

1,6%

22

15

17

Ford Focus

1.043

25.781

1,7%

1,5%

1,4%

0,9%

1,5%

23

33

36

Hyundai Tucson

1.034

11.685

0,8%

0,7%

0,7%

0,9%

0,7%

24

21

18

Ford Fusion

1.001

20.145

1,0%

1,3%

1,0%

0,9%

1,2%

25

27

40

Subaru Forester

922

11.239

0,4%

0,6%

0,9%

0,8%

0,6%

26

25

24

Ford Edge

910

17.274

1,1%

1,0%

0,9%

0,8%

1,0%

27

29

38

Jeep Grand Cherokee

882

11.587

0,6%

0,6%

0,8%

0,8%

0,7%

28

23

25

Honda Accord

876

17.165

0,6%

1,0%

1,0%

0,8%

1,0%

29

26

32

Nissan Versa

870

12.297

0,7%

0,5%

0,9%

0,8%

0,7%

30

38

30

Nissan Sentra

862

14.407

0,7%

0,9%

0,6%

0,7%

0,8%

31

30

21

Jeep Wrangler

831

18.578

1,1%

1,1%

0,8%

0,7%

1,1%

32

39

41

Ford Explorer

819

10.772

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,7%

0,6%

33

44

51

Mercedes C Class

812

9.356

0,6%

0,5%

0,6%

0,7%

0,5%

34

50

33

Volkswagen Golf

792

11.871

0,8%

0,7%

0,5%

0,7%

0,7%

35

45

35

Toyota Sienna

771

11.756

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

36

49

56

Volkswagen Passat

751

7.909

0,5%

0,4%

0,5%

0,7%

0,5%

37

37

45

Honda Odyssey

750

10.284

0,5%

0,6%

0,6%

0,7%

0,6%

38

40

34

GMC Terrain

746

11.802

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

0,7%

39

42

53

Toyota Venza

716

9.167

0,7%

0,5%

0,6%

0,6%

0,5%

40

58

43

Nissan Altima

714

10.488

0,8%

0,6%

0,4%

0,6%

0,6%

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