Canada car sales up 8% in October 2012. Honda up, Ford down.

The car market in Canada maintained its pace in October with 135.696 sales, up 8.0% from last year. Year-to-date sales were 1.442.303, up 6.9% projecting the full year volume at 1.675.000, up 5.8% from last year. This will be one of the best years ever for the market and the highest in ten years.

Looking at the best brands performance:

Ford maintained its first position also if posted a weak performance, selling 20.205 units with a share of 14.9%, down 1.2 points of share from the previous month and 1.3 from YTD. Year-to-date October sales were 234.311 with a share of 16.2%. Ford held 2 models in the top 5, including the market leader, the F Series.

Toyota in 2nd position sold 15.061 units with a share of 11.1%, down 1.3 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 150.785 with a share of 10.5%. The best-selling model was the Corolla, 6th this month.

Chevrolet was 3rd, with 11.880 sales and 8.8% of share, up 0.6 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 120.267 with a share of 8.3%. The best-selling model was the Cruze, 9th, followed by the Silverado, 10th this month.

Honda maintained the monthly 4th position (5th year-to-date) with 11.590 sales and 8.5% of share, up 0.5 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 109.276, with a share of 7.6%. The best-selling model was the Civic, 3rd this month.

Hyundai was 5th (4th year-to-date), selling 10.707 units with a share of 7.9%, down 0.1 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 118.499. The Hyundai Elantra was 5th this month.

Dodge in 6th sold 6.808 units with a share of 5.0, down 0.5 points from September and only 380 cars ahead the Kia that sold 6.428 units.

In the table below, the Top 35 brands, ranked by year-to-date position:

Rank

Brand

Oct

Ytd Oct

Q1

Q2

Aug

Sep

Q3

Oct

Ytd Oct

1

Ford

20.205

234.311

14,8%

16,9%

16,7%

16,1%

17,1%

14,9%

16,2%

2

Toyota

15.061

150.785

10,0%

10,3%

10,4%

12,4%

10,8%

11,1%

10,5%

3

Chevrolet

11.880

120.267

8,4%

8,2%

8,6%

8,2%

8,3%

8,8%

8,3%

4

Hyundai

10.707

118.499

8,1%

8,4%

7,8%

8,0%

8,2%

7,9%

8,2%

5

Honda

11.590

109.276

8,1%

7,0%

8,1%

8,0%

7,5%

8,5%

7,6%

6

Dodge

6.808

84.503

6,2%

5,6%

6,1%

5,6%

6,0%

5,0%

5,9%

7

Kia

6.428

68.121

4,2%

4,8%

5,1%

4,9%

5,1%

4,7%

4,7%

8

Nissan

5.635

64.289

5,3%

4,7%

3,7%

3,8%

3,5%

4,2%

4,5%

9

Mazda

5.078

62.857

4,5%

4,2%

4,5%

4,7%

4,6%

3,7%

4,4%

10

Ram

5.751

60.912

4,6%

4,0%

3,8%

4,1%

4,2%

4,2%

4,2%

11

GMC

5.055

57.632

4,0%

4,0%

4,3%

3,9%

4,1%

3,7%

4,0%

12

Volkswagen

5.777

50.696

3,2%

3,4%

3,9%

3,8%

3,6%

4,3%

3,5%

13

Jeep

3.219

37.566

2,7%

2,5%

2,4%

2,3%

2,7%

2,4%

2,6%

14

Mercedes

2.513

27.106

2,1%

1,9%

1,5%

1,9%

1,7%

1,9%

1,9%

15

BMW

2.773

26.624

1,7%

1,8%

1,8%

2,3%

1,9%

2,0%

1,8%

16

Subaru

3.035

25.463

1,8%

1,6%

1,8%

1,9%

1,8%

2,2%

1,8%

17

Chrysler

1.252

21.492

1,3%

2,1%

1,0%

1,1%

1,2%

0,9%

1,5%

18

Audi

1.946

16.943

1,3%

1,0%

1,0%

1,3%

1,1%

1,4%

1,2%

19

Mitsubishi

1.504

16.356

1,4%

1,0%

0,9%

1,2%

1,0%

1,1%

1,1%

20

Acura

1.887

13.793

0,7%

0,9%

1,1%

1,0%

1,0%

1,4%

1,0%

21

Lexus

1.520

12.650

0,8%

0,8%

1,0%

1,1%

0,9%

1,1%

0,9%

22

Buick

1.044

11.478

0,9%

0,8%

0,8%

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

23

Fiat

468

7.597

0,6%

0,6%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,3%

0,5%

24

Infiniti

729

6.926

0,5%

0,4%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

25

Cadillac

672

5.453

0,4%

0,3%

0,4%

0,3%

0,3%

0,5%

0,4%

26

Mini

536

5.380

0,3%

0,4%

0,3%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

27

Lincoln

356

5.352

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

0,3%

0,4%

0,3%

0,4%

28

Volvo

332

4.994

0,4%

0,4%

0,2%

0,3%

0,3%

0,2%

0,3%

29

Scion

520

4.907

0,3%

0,3%

0,4%

0,3%

0,4%

0,4%

0,3%

30

Suzuki

545

4.679

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

0,3%

31

Land Rover

350

3.462

0,3%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,3%

0,2%

32

Porsche

260

2.528

0,1%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

33

Smart

167

2.035

0,1%

0,1%

0,2%

0,3%

0,2%

0,1%

0,1%

34

Jaguar

38

552

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

35

Saab

 

21

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

Looking at the best-selling models, the Ford F-Series maintained its position, with 8.020 sales and a share of 5.9%, down 1.3 points from the Q3.

The Dodge Ram was 2nd, with 5.602 sales and a share of 4.1%, followed by the Honda Civic with 5.041 units sold. The Ford Escape climbed to the 4th position (6th year-to-date) with 4.353 units, followed by the Hyundai Elantra that sold 4.276 vehicles.

It was a good month for the Toyota Corolla, 6th this month, up 3 spots from September, thanks to 3.518 units sold for a share of 2.6%.

Another great performer was the Honda Accord that jumped to 19th position from the 59th (49th year-to-date) selling 1.565 units.

Others outstanding performances were posted by the Dodge Journey in 12th, by the Toyota RAV4 in 13th and by the BMW 3, 22th and up 13 positions.

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

Rank Oct

Rank Sep

Rank Ytd

Model

Oct

Ytd Oct

Q1

Q2

Q3

Oct

Ytd Oct

1

1

1

Ford F-Series

8.020

92.094

6,3%

5,9%

7,2%

5,9%

6,4%

2

3

2

Dodge RAM

5.602

58.839

4,4%

3,8%

4,1%

4,1%

4,1%

3

2

3

Honda Civic

5.041

53.235

3,9%

3,5%

3,6%

3,7%

3,7%

4

5

6

Ford Escape

4.353

37.485

2,3%

2,1%

3,2%

3,2%

2,6%

5

4

5

Hyundai Elantra

4.276

43.661

3,0%

2,9%

3,1%

3,2%

3,0%

6

9

8

Toyota Corolla

3.518

35.559

2,5%

2,6%

2,3%

2,6%

2,5%

7

7

4

Dodge Grand Caravan

3.351

45.687

3,3%

3,2%

3,2%

2,5%

3,2%

8

8

7

GMC Sierra

3.154

36.566

2,5%

2,6%

2,6%

2,3%

2,5%

9

11

12

Chevrolet Cruze

3.069

28.370

1,9%

1,9%

2,0%

2,3%

2,0%

10

10

10

Chevrolet Silverado

2.880

31.027

2,1%

2,1%

2,3%

2,1%

2,2%

11

15

15

Volkswagen Jetta

2.821

22.511

1,4%

1,5%

1,7%

2,1%

1,6%

12

14

11

Honda CR-V

2.577

28.754

2,4%

1,8%

1,8%

1,9%

2,0%

13

13

16

Toyota RAV4

2.512

22.231

1,3%

1,5%

1,7%

1,9%

1,5%

14

6

9

Mazda3

2.508

34.888

2,2%

2,4%

2,8%

1,8%

2,4%

15

16

14

Ford Focus

2.409

24.179

1,4%

1,9%

1,6%

1,8%

1,7%

16

12

13

Dodge Journey

2.198

25.219

1,8%

1,6%

1,9%

1,6%

1,7%

17

17

18

Hyundai Santa Fe

2.184

19.029

1,3%

1,3%

1,3%

1,6%

1,3%

18

19

19

Chevrolet Equinox

1.700

17.914

1,3%

1,2%

1,2%

1,3%

1,2%

19

59

49

Honda Accord

1.565

7.278

0,4%

0,5%

1,3%

1,2%

0,5%

20

29

33

Nissan Versa

1.480

11.368

0,8%

0,8%

0,7%

1,1%

0,8%

21

21

22

Toyota Camry

1.435

16.094

1,2%

1,2%

1,0%

1,1%

1,1%

22

18

17

Hyundai Accent

1.303

20.760

1,3%

1,7%

1,3%

1,0%

1,4%

23

30

30

Volkswagen Golf

1.298

11.794

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

1,0%

0,8%

24

27

23

Ford Fusion

1.272

14.588

0,9%

1,1%

1,0%

0,9%

1,0%

25

20

21

Ford Edge

1.249

16.551

0,9%

1,4%

1,2%

0,9%

1,1%

26

24

24

Kia Forte

1.195

13.647

0,8%

1,0%

1,0%

0,9%

0,9%

27

25

27

Kia Sorento

1.182

12.085

0,8%

0,7%

1,0%

0,9%

0,8%

28

23

20

Jeep Wrangler

1.154

16.868

1,0%

1,3%

1,3%

0,9%

1,2%

29

45

26

Hyundai Tucson

1.137

12.468

0,8%

0,8%

0,9%

0,8%

0,9%

30

38

40

Toyota Yaris

1.076

9.669

0,6%

0,0%

0,6%

0,8%

0,7%

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