Canada new vehicles market rose moderately in September.

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Canada new vehicles market rose moderately in September scoring the 28th consecutive growth in a string and projecting a new annual record, the second in a string with volume over the 1.8 million. Ford is struggling while Nissan is growing fast.

Economic Outlook

As Canadian politicians continue along the campaign trail ahead of the 19 October elections, the focus remains on the economy.

Canada spent the first half of the year in a technical recession and the incumbent Conservative party and the opposition are divided on whether things are getting better or worse.

Canadian growth relies heavily on consumer spending and retail sales increased for the third month in a row in July. Moreover, the Universal Child Care Benefit was paid out to Canadian families in July, which should give retail sales a transitory boost in Q3.

Nevertheless, signs of a recovery are not homogeneous; the resource sector continues to sputter along, unemployment increased in August after remaining steady for months and household debt currently sits at record-high levels.

Market Outlook

Following five years of growth, in the 2014 the Canadian automotive industry celebrated the new all time record sales in the domestic market with figures hitting the 1.7 millions for the first time.

Although not encouraging economic data, the momentum is continuing in the 2015 with the market projected at a new record, first time above the 1.8 million.

Indeed, following a first half 2.7% growth, in the third quarter the market kept the moderate speed with July sales at 177.999 (+0.8% ), August at 175.656 (+2.2%) and September at 174.674 (+3.8%).

The last was the 28th consecutive year on year growth in a string.

During the first nine months of the year, new vehicles sales had been 1.462.445, +2.5% from the correspondent period last year.

Competitive Arena

Although leading the market with a wide gap, Ford is struggling with year to date sales down 5.4%. In September sales had been 27.249 (+2.9%) with market share at 15.6%).

In second place Toyota sold 16.605 vehicles (+0.8%) while Honda has consolidated the third place with 15.201 units (+13.9%) compared with Chevrolet at 13.990 (+0.8%)  and Hyundai at 12.052 (+0.4%).

As far as the Car Groups performance, FCA is leading in the year to date ranking with share at 15.6% and a safety gap on Ford, second with 14.8% followed bt General Motors at 13.7% and Toyota and  Hyundai Kia both with 11.0%.

As far as the best-selling models,  the Ford F-Series sales rose 1.4% at 12.909, followed by the Dodge Ram, with 8.607 sales (+28.2%), the Honda Civic with 6.942 (+0.8%), the GMC Sierra with 5.253 (+9.9%) and the Hyundai Elantra with 5.040 (+41.5%).

To see the detail on the best-selling ranking with the top 100 models in the 2015, please read the related post

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank Sep Rank 2015 Brand Sales Sep Sales Ytd Var Sep Var Ytd Share Sep Share Ytd
1 1 Ford 27.249 210.401 2,9% -5,4% 15,6% 14,4%
2 2 Toyota 16.605 141.343 0,8% 1,5% 9,5% 9,7%
3 3 Honda 15.201 118.218 13,9% 2,8% 8,7% 8,1%
4 4 Chevrolet 13.990 113.211 0,8% 2,6% 8,0% 7,7%
5 5 Hyundai 12.052 106.904 0,4% -2,3% 6,9% 7,3%
6 6 Nissan 10.912 91.323 8,6% 11,9% 6,2% 6,2%
7 7 Ram 8.932 76.558 25,2% 9,0% 5,1% 5,2%
8 9 GMC 7.933 64.821 5,2% 13,9% 4,5% 4,4%
9 12 Mazda 6.636 55.403 4,7% -2,7% 3,8% 3,8%
10 8 Dodge 6.536 65.809 -10,1% -11,9% 3,7% 4,5%
11 10 Jeep 6.408 60.573 -5,5% 11,8% 3,7% 4,1%
12 13 Kia 5.942 53.694 2,7% -4,4% 3,4% 3,7%
13 11 Volkswagen 5.128 55.546 -19,6% 8,6% 2,9% 3,8%
14 14 Subaru 4.234 35.097 11,2% 11,7% 2,4% 2,4%
15 15 Mercedes 4.152 33.161 12,7% 19,5% 2,4% 2,3%
16 16 BMW 3.545 26.315 4,3% 7,5% 2,0% 1,8%
17 21 Acura 2.240 15.883 34,6% 16,3% 1,3% 1,1%
18 20 Lexus 2.168 16.262 44,4% 26,2% 1,2% 1,1%
19 17 Audi 2.161 20.191 -13,2% 12,4% 1,2% 1,4%
20 19 Mitsubishi 2.066 16.360 -13,3% -6,1% 1,2% 1,1%
21 22 Buick 1.865 12.700 -17,6% -10,8% 1,1% 0,9%
22 18 Chrysler 1.622 19.825 -23,2% 3,0% 0,9% 1,4%
23 23 Cadillac 1.172 8.932 34,6% 14,9% 0,7% 0,6%
24 24 Infiniti 1.095 8.191 22,6% 7,2% 0,6% 0,6%
25 25 Lincoln 965 5.664 47,1% 18,5% 0,6% 0,4%
26 26 Land Rover 709 5.327 58,3% 14,1% 0,4% 0,4%
27 28 Mini 658 4.983 77,8% 41,6% 0,4% 0,3%
28 27 Porsche 577 5.004 39,0% 31,0% 0,3% 0,3%
29 31 Scion 563 3.344 56,8% 0,2% 0,3% 0,2%
30 29 Fiat 490 4.820 11,4% -29,4% 0,3% 0,3%
31 30 Volvo 337 3.578 -21,3% 2,9% 0,2% 0,2%
32 33 Tesla 221 577 194,7% 83,8% 0,1% 0,0%
33 32 Jaguar 133 1.044 -1,5% -9,4% 0,1% 0,1%
34 35 Maserati 74 397 51,0% -6,6% 0,0% 0,0%
35 34 Smart 39 552 -84,2% -68,0% 0,0% 0,0%
36 36 Bentley 25 196 -3,8% 4,8% 0,0% 0,0%
37 37 Ferrari 20 145 -39,4% -22,9% 0,0% 0,0%
38 38 Alfa Romeo 19 93 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Sep Rank 2015 Group Sales Sep Sales Ytd Var Sep Var Ytd Share Sep Share Ytd
1 2 Ford 28.214 216.065 3,9% -4,9% 16,2% 14,8%
2 3 General Motors 24.960 199.664 1,6% 5,5% 14,3% 13,7%
3 1 FCA 24.101 228.220 1,2% 1,1% 13,8% 15,6%
4 4 Toyota 19.336 160.949 5,5% 3,5% 11,1% 11,0%
5 5 Hyundai-Kia 17.994 160.598 1,1% -3,0% 10,3% 11,0%
6 6 Honda 17.441 134.101 16,2% 4,2% 10,0% 9,2%
7 7 Renault-Nissan 12.007 99.514 9,7% 11,5% 6,9% 6,8%
8 8 Volkswagen 7.891 80.937 -15,3% 10,7% 4,5% 5,5%
9 9 Mazda 6.636 55.403 4,7% -2,7% 3,8% 3,8%
10 10 Fuji Heavy Industries 4.234 35.097 11,2% 11,7% 2,4% 2,4%

Rank Sep Rank 2015 Model Sales Sep YTD Sep Var Sep Var YTD Share Sep Share 2015
1 1 Ford F-Series 12.909 91.659 1,4% -5,7% 7,55% 6,4%
2 2 Ram Pick up 8.607 72.144 28,2% 8,2% 5,03% 5,0%
3 3 Honda Civic 6.942 49.609 0,8% -4,5% 4,06% 3,4%
4 4 GMC Sierra 5.253 41.037 9,9% 12,9% 3,07% 2,9%
5 6 Hyundai Elantra 5.040 37.922 41,5% -5,3% 2,95% 2,6%
6 7 Ford Escape 4.806 36.510 -5,9% -10,0% 2,81% 2,5%
7 8 Chevrolet Silverado 4.381 35.051 2,0% 10,4% 2,56% 2,4%
8 5 Toyota Corolla 4.371 38.972 -0,9% -0,2% 2,56% 2,7%
9 11 Toyota RAV4 4.163 28.169 -3,8% 3,6% 2,43% 2,0%
10 9 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.978 34.762 8,2% -15,7% 2,33% 2,4%
11 10 Honda CR-V 3.747 29.458 26,5% 13,9% 2,19% 2,0%
12 12 Nissan Rogue 3.299 27.495 17,8% 23,4% 1,93% 1,9%
13 15 Chevrolet Cruze 2.872 24.399 -11,1% -6,8% 1,68% 1,7%
14 13 Mazda3 2.864 27.004 -25,6% -18,2% 1,67% 1,9%
15 16 Jeep Cherokee 2.823 23.161 31,0% 41,2% 1,65% 1,6%
16 14 Hyundai Santa fe 2.464 25.032 -14,3% 0,2% 1,44% 1,7%
17 21 Ford Focus 2.163 16.435 11,8% -8,1% 1,26% 1,1%
18 20 Mazda CX-5 2.124 16.842 23,6% 11,9% 1,24% 1,2%
19 17 Volkswagen Jetta 2.088 22.573 -12,3% -10,5% 1,22% 1,6%
20 18 Dodge Journey 1.928 19.156 -19,8% -1,8% 1,13% 1,3%
21 19 Jeep Wrangler 1.922 16.865 7,4% -9,5% 1,12% 1,2%
22 24 Chevrolet Equinox 1.876 14.792 19,1% -4,0% 1,10% 1,0%
23 29 Ford Explorer 1.847 11.434 28,8% 15,4% 1,08% 0,8%
24 25 Ford Edge 1.838 14.334 10,8% 1,1% 1,07% 1,0%
25 28 Hyundai Tucson 1.543 12.347 36,8% 27,9% 0,90% 0,9%
26 27 Toyota Camry 1.495 12.385 15,3% 3,1% 0,87% 0,9%
27 23 Volkswagen Golf 1.436 15.699 -30,7% 94,8% 0,84% 1,1%
28 33 Nissan Sentra 1.328 10.782 -14,3% -6,0% 0,78% 0,7%
29 35 Kia Soul 1.307 10.479 28,3% 32,2% 0,76% 0,7%
30 30 Hyundai Sonata 1.302 11.187 -15,2% 5,4% 0,76% 0,8%
31 22 Hyundai Accent 1.287 15.869 -46,8% -15,3% 0,75% 1,1%
32 31 Toyota Sienna 1.194 11.147 13,8% 23,3% 0,70% 0,8%
33 34 Honda Accord 1.150 10.771 -21,5% -20,1% 0,67% 0,7%
34 32 Kia Sorento 1.147 11.008 -7,2% 3,2% 0,67% 0,8%
35 37 Nissan Micra 1.138 9.405 17,4% 870,6% 0,67% 0,7%
36 26 Ford Fusion 1.116 12.576 -23,3% -13,3% 0,65% 0,9%
37 54 Subaru Outback 1.078 7.399 15,2% 27,3% 0,63% 0,5%
38 68 Honda HR-V 1.076 5.427 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 0,63% 0,4%
39 41 Subaru Impreza 1.062 8.882 20,0% 12,2% 0,62% 0,6%
40 38 Subaru Forester 1.017 9.314 8,4% -2,5% 0,59% 0,6%

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