Canada: car market up 5% in August. Civic success pushed Honda in third place.

In August the light passengers vehicles sold in Canada were 158.062, up 5.8% and it was the strongest August auto sales ever. Year to date sales were 1.201.851 units were up only 3.3% from the previous year.

Honda’s share increased 9% from August 2012 while Chrysler increased sales for the 45th consecutive month and Nissan posted its August sales record. Quite interesting the battle for the third row of the podium, engaged by Chevrolet, actually third year to date, Hyundai, fourth and Honda, fifth. After 8 months, the gap among this three leading brands is narrow and any month a different one is prevailing over the others.

Looking at the best brands performance:

Ford, following the July’s performance when the sales declined at lowest level in the year, confirmed its leadership selling 25.754 units and it was ahead of any competitors. The market’s share at 16.3% was up 0.8 points from July. Year to date sales were 194.266, resulting a share of 16.2%. The F-Series was the market leader and Escape in 6th place.

Toyota kept the 2nd place selling 15.499 units with a share of 9.8%, down 0.1 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 118.626 with a share of 9.9%. The Corolla in 6th position was the best selling model.

Honda advanced in 3rd outpacing Hyundai with 14.552 sales and 9.2% of share, up 0.7 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 95.212 with a share of 7.9%. The top model was the Civic in 2nd position.

Hyundai fell in 4th place selling 12.501 units with a share of 7.9%, down 0.7 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales it was 4th while reducing the gap from Chevrolet at few units. Sales were 97.890 with a share of 8.1%. The best-selling model was the Elantra in 4th position.

Chevrolet in 5th sold 12.479 vehicles with a share of 7.1%, up 0.8 points from the previous month. Year-to-date it is ranked in third with 98.030 and a share of 8.2%. The Silverado was 10th.

Dodge was 6th selling 8.558 with the share at 5.4%, down 1.4 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 72.105 with a share of 6.0%.

Kia rose in 7th selling 7.502 with a share of 4.7%, down 0.1 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 51.743 with a share of 4.3%. The top model was the Sorento in 28th place.

Nissan was 8th selling 7.279 units with a share of 4.6%, down 0.1 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 54.423 with a share of 4.5%. The top model was the Rouge in 23rd position.

Mazda advanced in 9th place with 7.077 sales and 4.5% of share, up 0.1 points. YTD sales were 49.857 with one of the best share worldwide for this brand, at 4.2%.

Ram fell in 10th, down 3 spots, with 6.973 sales and 4.4% of share, down 0.7 points from the previous month. Year-to-date it was 7th with 57.839 sales and 4.8% of share.

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

Rank Aug

Rank Jul

Rank 2013

Brand

Aug

YTD 2013

FY 2012

I Half 2013

Jul 2013

Aug 2013

Ytd   2013

1

1

1

Ford

25.754

194.266

16,1%

16,3%

15,5%

16,3%

16,2%

2

2

2

Toyota

15.499

118.626

10,2%

9,9%

9,9%

9,8%

9,9%

3

4

5

Honda

14.552

95.212

7,8%

7,6%

8,5%

9,2%

7,9%

4

3

4

Hyundai

12.501

97.890

8,1%

8,1%

8,6%

7,9%

8,1%

5

5

3

Chevrolet

12.479

98.030

8,3%

8,4%

7,1%

7,9%

8,2%

6

6

6

Dodge

8.558

72.105

5,8%

6,0%

6,8%

5,4%

6,0%

7

8

9

Kia

7.502

51.743

4,6%

4,1%

4,8%

4,7%

4,3%

8

9

8

Nissan

7.279

54.423

4,4%

4,5%

4,7%

4,6%

4,5%

9

10

10

Mazda

7.077

49.957

4,3%

4,1%

4,4%

4,5%

4,2%

10

7

7

Ram

6.973

57.839

4,3%

4,8%

5,1%

4,4%

4,8%

11

11

11

GMC

6.325

47.999

4,1%

4,0%

3,7%

4,0%

4,0%

12

12

12

Volkswagen

5.804

42.248

3,5%

3,5%

3,2%

3,7%

3,5%

13

14

14

Subaru

3.339

23.847

1,8%

2,0%

2,0%

2,1%

2,0%

14

13

13

Jeep

3.014

31.015

2,6%

2,7%

2,7%

1,9%

2,6%

15

15

15

Mercedes

2.663

22.475

2,0%

1,9%

1,8%

1,7%

1,9%

16

17

16

Chrysler

2.541

20.622

1,4%

1,8%

1,2%

1,6%

1,7%

17

16

17

BMW

2.260

20.135

1,9%

1,7%

1,6%

1,4%

1,7%

18

19

19

Audi

1.724

13.734

1,2%

1,2%

1,0%

1,1%

1,1%

19

18

20

Acura

1.656

12.714

1,0%

1,1%

1,1%

1,0%

1,1%

20

21

21

Lexus

1.576

10.247

0,9%

0,8%

0,9%

1,0%

0,9%

21

20

18

Mitsubishi

1.572

14.416

1,2%

1,3%

1,0%

1,0%

1,2%

22

22

22

Buick

1.432

9.751

0,8%

0,8%

0,7%

0,9%

0,8%

23

25

23

Infiniti

913

5.997

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

24

24

24

Cadillac

855

5.873

0,4%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

25

23

25

Fiat

846

5.794

0,5%

0,4%

0,6%

0,5%

0,5%

Looking at the best-selling models, Ford F-Series was the market leader, with 10.630 units and a share of 6.7%, up 0.3 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 82.451 with a share of 6.9%.

Honda Civic advanced in 2nd place with 7.213 sales and posting a great share improvement at 4.6%, up 0.6 points from the previous month and 1.4 from first half.

Dodge RAM was 3rd with 6.891 units and a share of 3.8%, down 0.6 points from the previous month. Year to date Ram sales were 56.795, with a share advanced at 4.7% from 2.3% last year..

Hyundai Elantra was 4th with 5.018 sales and a share of 3.2%, followed by GMC Sierra, advanced in 5th, up 2 spots, with 4.205 sales and a share of 2.7%, up 0.3 points..

Ford Escape was 6th with 4.161 units with a share flat at 2.6%, followed by Dodge Grand Caravan in 7th with 4.006 sales and a share of 2.5% and by Toyota Corolla in 8th with 3.955 sales and a share at 2.5%.

Mazda3 was 9th, with 3.916 units and a share of 2.5% followed by Chevrolet Silverado in 10th (up 2 spots) with 3.659 sales and a share of 2.3%.

Looking at the positions behind, please note the progressed posted by Nissan Versa in 24th, up 10 spots, and Chrysler Town & Country, in 32nd from 55th.

In the table below, the Top 50 models ranked by last month position:

Rank Aug

Rank Jul

Rank 2013

Model

Aug

YTD 2013

FY 2012

I Half 2013

Jul 2013

Aug 2013

YTD 2013

1

1

1

Ford F-Series

10.630

   82.451

3,5%

7,0%

6,4%

6,7%

6,9%

2

3

3

Honda Civic

7.213

   41.836

2,1%

3,2%

3,8%

4,6%

3,5%

3

2

2

Dodge RAM

6.891

   56.795

2,3%

4,7%

5,0%

4,4%

4,7%

4

4

4

Hyundai Elantra

5.018

   39.290

1,7%

3,3%

3,4%

3,2%

3,3%

5

7

6

GMC Sierra

4.205

   31.601

1,4%

2,7%

2,4%

2,7%

2,6%

6

6

8

Ford Escape

4.161

   29.615

1,4%

2,4%

2,5%

2,6%

2,5%

7

5

5

Dodge Grand Caravan

4.006

   33.033

1,7%

2,7%

3,3%

2,5%

2,7%

8

8

7

Toyota Corolla

3.955

   29.659

1,3%

2,5%

2,3%

2,5%

2,5%

9

9

9

Mazda3

3.916

   26.893

1,3%

2,2%

2,3%

2,5%

2,2%

10

12

10

Chevrolet Silverado

3.659

   26.077

1,2%

2,2%

2,0%

2,3%

2,2%

11

13

12

Chevrolet Cruze

3.315

   22.726

1,1%

1,9%

1,9%

2,1%

1,9%

12

10

11

Honda CR-V

2.895

   22.741

1,1%

1,9%

2,1%

1,8%

1,9%

13

15

13

Toyota RAV4

2.768

   22.179

0,8%

1,9%

1,7%

1,8%

1,8%

14

17

14

Volkswagen Jetta

2.708

   20.292

0,9%

1,7%

1,5%

1,7%

1,7%

15

16

16

Ford Focus

2.630

   18.668

0,9%

1,5%

1,6%

1,7%

1,6%

16

14

17

Hyundai Santa Fe

2.566

   18.467

0,8%

1,5%

1,8%

1,6%

1,5%

17

11

15

Dodge Journey

2.551

   19.812

0,9%

1,6%

2,0%

1,6%

1,6%

18

20

22

Mazda CX-5

1.939

   12.415

0,4%

1,0%

1,2%

1,2%

1,0%

19

22

20

Hyundai Accent

1.927

   13.956

0,7%

1,2%

1,1%

1,2%

1,2%

20

25

21

Chevrolet Equinox

1.908

13.511

0,7%

1,1%

1,0%

1,2%

1,1%

21

19

18

Ford Fusion

1.899

   15.246

0,5%

1,3%

1,3%

1,2%

1,3%

22

18

19

Jeep Wrangler

1.737

   14.141

0,6%

1,1%

1,4%

1,1%

1,2%

23

28

28

Nissan Rogue

1.610

   11.094

0,5%

0,9%

0,9%

1,0%

0,9%

24

34

40

Nissan Versa

1.527

     7.354

0,4%

0,5%

0,8%

1,0%

0,6%

25

26

29

Nissan Sentra

1.511

   11.054

0,4%

0,9%

0,9%

1,0%

0,9%

26

24

23

Ford Edge

1.505

   12.250

0,6%

1,0%

1,0%

1,0%

1,0%

27

27

27

Hyundai Sonata

1.504

   11.270

0,5%

0,9%

0,9%

1,0%

0,9%

28

29

30

Kia Sorento

1.438

   10.309

0,5%

0,8%

0,9%

0,9%

0,9%

29

23

24

Honda Accord

1.419

   12.087

0,3%

1,0%

1,0%

0,9%

1,0%

30

21

26

Kia Rio

1.392

   11.643

0,5%

1,0%

1,1%

0,9%

1,0%

31

31

33

BMW 3 Series

1.391

     8.763

0,4%

0,7%

0,9%

0,9%

0,7%

32

55

42

Chrysler Town & C.

1.388

     7.149

0,1%

0,6%

0,5%

0,9%

0,6%

33

30

25

Toyota Camry

1.364

   11.972

0,6%

1,0%

0,9%

0,9%

1,0%

34

32

32

Kia Forte

1.300

     8.784

0,5%

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

0,7%

35

37

48

Ford Fiesta

1.294

     6.845

0,4%

0,5%

0,7%

0,8%

0,6%

36

33

36

Toyota Sienna

1.269

     8.454

0,4%

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

0,7%

37

35

38

Jeep Grand Cherokee

1.216

     8.148

0,3%

0,6%

0,8%

0,8%

0,7%

38

36

35

Toyota Matrix

1.138

     8.532

0,4%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

39

38

34

Hyundai Tucson

1.103

     8.651

0,5%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

40

39

37

Volkswagen Golf

1.090

     8.435

0,4%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

41

40

41

Toyota Tacoma

1.053

     7.221

0,3%

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

42

41

44

Dodge Dart

1.003

     7.119

0,1%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

43

42

55

Toyota Yaris

986

     5.831

0,4%

0,4%

0,6%

0,6%

0,5%

44

43

31

Chrysler 200

947

     9.096

0,4%

0,8%

0,6%

0,6%

0,8%

45

44

52

Mercedes C Class

942

     6.494

0,3%

0,5%

0,6%

0,6%

0,5%

46

45

46

Subaru Forester

939

   6.939

0,2%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

47

46

45

Honda Odyssey

930

     7.013

0,2%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

48

47

51

Subaru Impreza

922

     6.700

0,4%

0,5%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

49

48

39

GMC Terrain

918

     7.847

0,4%

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

0,7%

50

49

43

Nissan Altima

912

     7.137

0,4%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

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