Canada car market soared 8% in April 2013. Toyota consolidated the second place.

Canadian is one of the most stable car market in the world. In spite of it should be considered mature, following the 2009 loss due to the global financial crisis and the immediate recovery posted in 2010, the market trend is horizontal since almost two years, with a little increase taken step by step. In April, the trend was confirmed with 171.922 sales, up 8.9% from last year, one of the highest y.o.y increase in the last two years. However, year-to-date sales were 527.495, up only 1.4% from 2012.

Looking at the best brands performance:

Ford in 1st sold 27.376 vehicles with a share of 15.9%, up 0.2 points of share from the previous month and down 1.2 points from the third quarter of 2012. Year-to-date April sales were 83.725 with a share of 15.9%. Ford held 5 models in the top 30, with the F-Series as market leader.

Toyota was 2nd, selling 18.008 units with a share of 10.5%, up 1.2 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 50.700 with a share of 9.6%. Toyota held 4 models in the top 30, with the Corolla in 6th position.

Chevrolet climbed to the 3rd position, selling 14.976 units with a share of 8.7%, up 0.9 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 44.900 with a share of 8.5%. Chevrolet held 3 models in the top 30, with the Silverado in 10th position.

Hyundai was 4th, up 1 spot from March, selling 13.517 units with a share of 7.9%, up 0.2 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 41.627 with a share of 7.9%. The best-selling model was the Elantra in 3rd position.

Honda was 5th, selling 13.257 vehicles, only 260 models less than Hyundai, with a share of 7.7%, down 0.4 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 39.110 with a share of 7.4%. The Civic was 4th.

Dodge was 6th selling 9.734 units with a share of 5.7%, down 0.3 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 32.033 with a share of 6.1%. The top model was the RAM in 2nd position.

Ram was 7th, selling 8.233 units with a share of 4.8%, down 0.1 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 32.033 with a share of 5.1%.

Kia jumped to the 8th position (10th year-to-date) selling 7.581 vehicles with a share of 4.4%, up 0.7 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 21.292 with a share of 4.0%. The best-selling model was the Rio in 23rd position.

Nissan was 9th (8th year-to-date) selling 7.416 units with a share of 4.3%, down 0.4 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 23.878 with a share of 4.5%. The Sentra was 29th.

GMC was 10th (11th year-to-date) selling 7.163 vehicles with a share of 4.2%, up 0.3 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 21.263 with a share of 4.0%. The top model was the Sierra in 5th position.

In the table below, the Top 25 brands, ranked by year-to-date position:

Rank Ytd

Brand

Apr

YTD 2013

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Q1 2013

Mar 2013

Apr 2013

Ytd M 2013

1

Ford

27.376

     83.725

17,1%

15,0%

15,8%

15,7%

15,9%

15,9%

2

Toyota

18.008

     50.700

10,1%

10,4%

9,2%

9,3%

10,5%

9,6%

3

Chevrolet

14.976

     44.900

8,3%

8,3%

8,4%

7,8%

8,7%

8,5%

4

Hyundai

13.517

     41.627

8,2%

7,7%

7,9%

7,7%

7,9%

7,9%

5

Honda

13.257

     39.110

7,5%

9,1%

7,3%

8,1%

7,7%

7,4%

6

Dodge

9.734

     32.033

6,0%

5,2%

6,3%

6,0%

5,7%

6,1%

7

Ram

8.233

     26.716

4,2%

4,4%

5,2%

4,9%

4,8%

5,1%

8

Nissan

7.416

     23.878

3,5%

4,2%

4,6%

4,7%

4,3%

4,5%

9

Mazda

6.682

     23.420

4,6%

3,7%

4,7%

5,2%

3,9%

4,4%

10

Kia

7.581

     21.292

5,1%

4,3%

3,9%

3,7%

4,4%

4,0%

11

GMC

7.163

     21.263

4,1%

4,2%

4,0%

3,9%

4,2%

4,0%

12

Volkswagen

6.248

     19.416

3,6%

3,8%

3,7%

3,8%

3,6%

3,7%

13

Jeep

3.600

     13.562

2,7%

2,3%

2,8%

2,3%

2,1%

2,6%

14

Mercedes

2.804

     10.409

1,7%

2,3%

2,1%

2,4%

1,6%

2,0%

15

Subaru

3.562

     10.381

1,8%

2,3%

1,9%

2,0%

2,1%

2,0%

16

BMW

2.661

       9.221

1,9%

2,0%

1,8%

1,9%

1,5%

1,7%

17

Chrysler

3.353

       9.033

1,2%

1,0%

1,6%

1,7%

2,0%

1,7%

18

Mitsubishi

2.265

       7.029

1,0%

1,3%

1,3%

1,3%

1,3%

1,3%

19

Audi

2.150

       6.496

1,1%

1,3%

1,2%

1,3%

1,3%

1,2%

20

Acura

2.086

       5.773

1,0%

1,4%

1,0%

1,1%

1,2%

1,1%

21

Lexus

1.520

       4.373

0,9%

1,1%

0,8%

0,8%

0,9%

0,8%

22

Buick

2.000

       4.257

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

0,7%

1,2%

0,8%

23

Infiniti

662

       2.918

0,5%

0,5%

0,6%

0,7%

0,4%

0,6%

24

Cadillac

932

       2.617

0,3%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

25

Fiat

825

       2.419

0,5%

0,4%

0,4%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

Looking at the best-selling models, the Ford F-Series was the market leader, selling 12.016 units with a share of 7.0%, up 1.8 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 37.886 with a share of 6.3%.

The Dodge RAM was 2nd selling 8.090 units with a share of 4.7%, up 1.3 points from the previous month, followed by the Elantra in 3rd with 5.535 sales and a share of 3.2%, up 1.0 points from March.

The Civic was 4th selling 5.424 units with a share of 3.2%, up 0.5 points from the previous month, followed by the Sierra in 5th with 4.965 sales and a share of 2.9%, up 1.0 points from March, and by the Corolla in 6th with 4.654 sales and a share of 2.7%; up 1.3 points.

The Dodge Grand Caravan was 7th selling 4.250 units with a share of 2.5%, up 0.6 points from the previous month, followed by the Escape in 8th with 4.101 sales and a share of 2.4%; up 0.9 points from March.

The CR-V was 9th selling 3.793 units with a share of 2.2%, up 0.9 points from the previous month, followed by the Silverado in 10th with 3.715 sales and a share of 2.2%, up 0.7 points from March.

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

Rank Apr

 

Apr ’13

YTD 2013

Q2 2012

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Q1 2013

Mar 2013

Apr 2013

YTD M 2013

1

Ford F-Series

   12.016

   37.886

5,0%

6,2%

5,9%

6,0%

5,2%

7,0%

6,3%

2

Dodge RAM

     8.090

   26.279

3,2%

3,5%

4,2%

4,2%

3,4%

4,7%

4,4%

3

Hyundai Elantra

     5.535

   16.872

2,5%

2,7%

3,0%

2,6%

2,2%

3,2%

2,8%

4

Honda Civic

     5.424

   16.711

3,0%

3,2%

4,4%

2,6%

2,7%

3,2%

2,8%

5

GMC Sierra

     4.965

   14.396

2,2%

2,2%

2,4%

2,2%

1,9%

2,9%

2,4%

6

Toyota Corolla

     4.654

   12.535

2,2%

2,0%

2,3%

1,8%

1,4%

2,7%

2,1%

7

Dodge Grand Caravan

     4.250

   14.305

2,7%

2,8%

2,4%

2,3%

1,9%

2,5%

2,4%

8

Ford Escape

     4.101

   12.512

1,8%

2,8%

2,9%

2,0%

1,5%

2,4%

2,1%

9

Honda CR-V

     3.793

     9.578

1,5%

1,6%

1,9%

1,3%

1,3%

2,2%

1,6%

10

Chevrolet Silverado

     3.715

   11.901

1,7%

2,0%

2,0%

1,9%

1,5%

2,2%

2,0%

11

Toyota RAV4

     3.347

   10.025

1,2%

1,5%

1,6%

1,6%

1,7%

1,9%

1,7%

12

Mazda3

     3.281

   12.132

2,1%

2,4%

1,8%

2,1%

2,2%

1,9%

2,0%

13

Chevrolet Cruze

     3.264

     9.843

1,6%

1,7%

1,9%

1,5%

1,2%

1,9%

1,6%

14

Volkswagen Jetta

     2.814

     9.838

1,2%

1,4%

1,9%

1,6%

1,4%

1,6%

1,6%

15

Ford Focus

     2.757

     7.491

1,6%

1,4%

1,6%

1,1%

0,9%

1,6%

1,2%

16

Dodge Journey

     2.571

     9.119

1,4%

1,7%

1,5%

1,5%

1,2%

1,5%

1,5%

17

Hyundai Santa Fe

     2.432

     8.143

1,1%

1,1%

1,7%

1,3%

1,0%

1,4%

1,4%

18

Ford Fusion

     2.336

     6.734

1,0%

0,9%

0,9%

1,0%

0,9%

1,4%

1,1%

19

Toyota Camry

     2.119

     5.055

1,0%

0,8%

0,9%

0,7%

0,6%

1,2%

0,8%

20

Hyundai Accent

     2.071

     5.835

1,5%

1,2%

0,8%

0,9%

0,8%

1,2%

1,0%

21

Chevrolet Equinox

     2.027

     5.478

1,0%

1,1%

1,1%

0,8%

0,6%

1,2%

0,9%

22

Jeep Wrangler

     1.858

     5.771

1,1%

1,1%

0,9%

0,9%

0,8%

1,1%

1,0%

23

Kia Rio

     1.790

     5.355

0,7%

0,9%

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

1,0%

0,9%

24

Honda Accord

     1.738

     5.464

0,4%

0,4%

1,1%

0,9%

0,9%

1,0%

0,9%

25

Ford Edge

     1.655

     4.612

1,2%

1,0%

0,9%

0,7%

0,6%

1,0%

0,8%

26

Mazda CX-5

     1.655

     5.097

0,7%

0,5%

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

1,0%

0,8%

27

Lexus RX

     1.600

     4.138

0,0%

0,1%

0,0%

0,6%

0,6%

0,9%

0,7%

28

Chrysler 200

     1.492

     4.130

0,9%

0,7%

0,4%

0,6%

0,6%

0,9%

0,7%

29

Nissan Sentra

     1.433

     4.595

0,5%

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

30

Toyota Matrix

     1.424

     3.666

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

0,5%

0,4%

0,8%

0,6%

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This report was written by Camilla.

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