Canada January. Tesla Model 3 joins the Top 10!

Canada Auto Sales

Canada Auto Sales in January fell down 5.6%, keeping previous years’ negative trend with 111.176 registrations. Ford led with 14.1% market share, while Toyota – up 14.4% – has overtaken Honda. Tesla is booming pushed by the Model 3, which is the first pure electric model to be within the top 10

Economic Environment

Canadian economy lost some impetus in the fourth quarter. Merchandise exports posted contractions in month-on-month terms in October and November as exports of energy products deteriorated severely. In November, retail sales also decreased notably due to reduced sales at gasoline stations and motor vehicle and parts dealers.

In addition, house prices ebbed throughout the quarter, suggesting lower consumer demand. Nevertheless, the Ivey PMI was well in expansionary territory in Q4, economic growth in October rebounded and the unemployment rate ended the year at a multi-decade low.

Market Trend

Canadian vehicles market in recent years scored a series of positive performances beating the all record for five consecutive years in the period 2012-2017, with a moderate but stable growth path. The series ended in the 2017 hitting the 2 million units milestone and ending at 2.04 million units.

In the 2018 the market kept a break with sales declining back below the 2 million.

Indeed, according to data released by the Canadian Transportation Authority, light vehicles sales were 1.998.532 (-2.2%), the second best level for this country.

Sales 2014Sales 2015Sales 2016Sales 2017Sales 2018'+/- 2018
1.853.3071.901.2401.951.6582.043.7481.998.532-2,2%

In January the market did not changed mood and the negative path was still alive. Sales were reported at 111.176 units (-5.6%), the 11th consecutive month of decline.

Market Outlook

Despite of the current negative trend, the future of the Canadian light vehicles market is seen in positive. Sustained by one of the most solid economy in the World and by the need of fast replacement of the current circulating park, which has a CO2 average level among the worst world-wide, the market will deeply change in the period 2019-2025, while hitting new volume records.

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Competitive Arena

At brand-wise, Ford is still market leader with 15.655 sales (-1.8%) and 14.1% of market share.

In second place Toyota with 12.778 sales (+14.4%) followed by Honda with 9.886 (-17.7%), Chevrolet with 7.918 (-22.5%), Nissan with 7.294 (-9%), Hyundai with 6.366 (+22.4%) and Ram with 5.880 (+8.8%)

Behind Jeep with 4.664 (-34.7%) ahead of GMC with 4.662 (-6.7%) and in 10th place Volkswagen with 4.008 (-7.4%).

At model-wise, a milestone was hit in January, when a pure electric vehicles, the Tesla Model 3, joined the Top 10 ranking, first time in the history.

With regard to the top positions, of course the Ford F-Series dominates with 8.554 sales (+10%) followed by the Ram Pick up with 5.496 (+8.9%) and the Honda Civic with 3.661 (-18%).

Detailed data regarding the list of Best-selling 100 models is available in the dedicated section.

Rank 2019Rank 2018BrandsSales January 2019Sales January '18Jan '+/-Share January
11Ford15.65515.940-1,8%14,1%
23Toyota12.77811.16814,4%11,5%
32Honda9.88612.007-17,7%8,9%
44Chevrolet7.91810.220-22,5%7,1%
55Nissan7.2948.017-9,0%6,6%
68Hyundai6.3665.20022,4%5,7%
77Ram5.8805.4068,8%5,3%
86Jeep4.6647.145-34,7%4,2%
99GMC4.6624.996-6,7%4,2%
1012Volkswagen4.0084.327-7,4%3,6%
1110Mazda3.7454.416-15,2%3,4%
1214Kia3.5483.2539,1%3,2%
1311Dodge3.1834.353-26,9%2,9%
1415Subaru3.1433.221-2,4%2,8%
1513Mercedes2.8873.566-19,0%2,6%
1628Tesla2.350380518,4%2,1%
1716BMW2.0882.378-12,2%1,9%
1817Audi1.8502.130-13,1%1,7%
1918Lexus1.4671.31411,6%1,3%
2019Mitsubishi1.4421.24415,9%1,3%
2120Acura9071.098-17,4%0,8%
2221Buick9041.000-9,6%0,8%
2325Cadillac81657541,9%0,7%
2422Infiniti673819-17,8%0,6%
2524Land Rover562601-6,5%0,5%
2627Volvo52843920,3%0,5%
2726Lincoln499521-4,2%0,4%
2823Chrysler389719-45,9%0,3%
2929Porsche3823732,4%0,3%
3030Mini264301-12,3%0,2%
3131Jaguar190258-26,4%0,2%
3235Genesis513070,0%
3233Maserati5189-42,7%
3332Alfa Romeo3996-59,4%
3434Fiat3642-14,3%
3536Smart1920-5,0%
3637Bentley13125,5%

Rank 2019Rank 2018GroupSales January 2019Sales January '18Jan '+/-Share January
13Ford Group16.15416.461-1,9%14,5%
22General Motors14.30016.791-14,8%12,9%
31F.C.A.14.25217.859-20,2%12,8%
45Toyota Group14.24512.48214,1%12,8%
54Honda Motor10.79313.105-17,6%9,7%
67Hyundai-Kia9.9658.48317,5%9,0%
76Renault Nissan Alliance9.40910.080-6,7%8,5%
88Volkswagen Group6.2646.852-8,6%5,6%
99Mazda3.7454.416-15,2%3,4%
1011Subaru3.1433.221-2,4%2,8%

Rank 2019Rank 2018ModelsSales Jan 2019Sales Jan 2018Jan 19 +/-Share Jan 2019
11Ford F-Series8.5547.77510,0%7,8%
22Ram pick-up5.4965.0468,9%5,0%
33Honda Civic3.6614.467-18,0%3,3%
49Toyota RAV43.6302.75831,6%3,3%
56Chevrolet Silverado3.2083.0226,2%2,9%
64Honda CR-V2.8783.770-23,7%2,6%
78GMC Sierra2.7902.7740,6%2,5%
812Toyota Corolla2.7342.19724,4%2,5%
97Ford Escape2.3082.855-19,2%2,1%
10Tesla Model 32.1001,9%
1176Dodge Grand Caravan1.947353451,6%1,8%
1214Hyundai Elantra1.8991.7677,5%1,7%
1310Nissan Rogue1.8112.381-23,9%1,7%
145Jeep Wrangler1.6393.755-56,4%1,5%
1513Mazda CX-51.5651.782-12,2%1,4%
1627Toyota Sienna1.4331.04836,7%1,3%
1719Hyundai Tucson1.3661.393-1,9%1,2%
1820Mazda31.2791.389-7,9%1,2%
1925Nissan Qashqai1.2131.06813,6%1,1%
20Hyundai Kona1.2111,1%
2123Volkswagen Tiguan1.1661.180-1,2%1,1%
2222Hyundai Santa fe1.1621.208-3,8%1,1%
2328Jeep Grand Cherokee1.1551.02612,6%1,1%
2415Volkswagen Golf1.1421.745-34,6%1,0%
2518Chevrolet Equinox1.0581.463-27,7%1,0%
2633Ford Edge1.01787416,4%0,9%
2716Jeep Cherokee1.0031.727-41,9%0,9%
2835Honda HR-V97086212,5%0,9%
2963Volkswagen Jetta934454105,7%0,9%
3029Ford Transit931958-2,8%0,8%

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