Canada Car Sales in March kept speed hitting the best ever Q1

Canada Car Sales in March

Canada Car Sales in March kept speed hitting the best ever Q1 with volume improved 9 percent. Ford and General Motors shining while FCA brands pushed the brake. The new Ford Edge is the raising star.

Market Outlook

After being 10th in the World rankings last year hitting a new all time record, the Canadian vehicles industry kept momentum in the 2016 projecting the milestone of 2 million vehicles sold already this year.

In the research Canada Vehicles Market 2012-2020 Outlook just developed by the focus2move Automotive Experts, the market is foreseen above the 2 million units within the 2017 but the actual pace will allow to hit it in advance

Indeed, according with data released by the Canadian Transportation Authority, in March the new light vehicles sales had been 175.407, up 9.3%, ending  the first quarter with a total of 403.607 units, up 9.3%, the highest first quarter ever. March was the 26th y.o.y. winning month out of the last 27!

Competitive Arena

In March, Ford sold 25.757 vehicles booming 24.7% with market share at 14.9%. In second Toyota with 16.373 (+12.0%) followed by  Honda with 14.647 (+11.8%), Chevrolet with 14.340 (+24.7%), Hyundai with 13..01 (+2.1%), Nissan with 11.463 (+12.9%), Ram with 8.777 registrations (-12.3%), Jeep with 7.807 (+36.1%), GMC with 7.762 (+6.1%), Dodge with 7.332 (+3.9%), Mazda with 6.046 (-14.0%) and Volkswagen with 5.380 (-22.6%).

Ford kept the leadership in the ranking by manufacturer ahead of FCA respectively with market share at 15.1% and 14.8%. Third was General Motors with 14.0%, followed by Toyota with 9.9%.

On top in the best-selling models, the Ford F-Series registrations had been 13.385 (+34.0%), followed by the Ram Pick-up with 8.540 (-5.0%) and by the Honda Civic with 5.943 (+7.0%). In fourth place there was the Hyundai Elantra with 5.692 (+32.6%) followed by the GMC Sierra with 5.047 (+10.3%) and the Chevrolet Silverado with 4.446 (+8.9%).

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

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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 MarRank Q1BrandMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%
11Ford25.75759.82424,2%20,7%14,7%14,8%
22Toyota16.37339.70912,0%9,1%9,3%9,8%
33Honda14.64732.16311,8%19,7%8,4%8,0%
44Chevrolet14.34031.32824,7%22,4%8,2%7,8%
55Hyundai13.00127.8072,1%-0,4%7,4%6,9%
66Nissan11.46327.23612,9%14,3%6,5%6,7%
77Ram8.77723.550-12,3%3,2%5,0%5,8%
88Jeep7.80718.88336,1%34,7%4,5%4,7%
99GMC7.76217.9776,1%11,6%4,4%4,5%
1010Dodge7.33216.0313,9%-13,9%4,2%4,0%
1112Mazda6.04613.371-14,0%-4,8%3,4%3,3%
1211Kia5.98313.965-10,1%-4,1%3,4%3,5%
1313Volkswagen5.38012.196-22,6%-22,8%3,1%3,0%
1414Mercedes4.24410.3503,7%13,1%2,4%2,6%
1515Subaru4.2139.4434,4%2,0%2,4%2,3%
1616BMW3.0657.65215,2%12,2%1,7%1,9%
1717Audi2.8055.85542,9%25,4%1,6%1,5%
1818Mitsubishi2.1234.95823,8%23,6%1,2%1,2%
1919Lexus1.8334.2621,7%1,2%1,0%1,1%
2021Acura1.7083.8044,0%1,3%1,0%0,9%
2120Chrysler1.7073.904-3,1%-25,7%1,0%1,0%
2222Buick1.4492.87413,0%5,4%0,8%0,7%
2324Land Rover1.3462.65985,4%60,5%0,8%0,7%
2423Infiniti1.1382.78011,0%16,4%0,6%0,7%
2525Cadillac9472.4431,5%24,1%0,5%0,6%
2627Scion8911.455135,7%98,5%0,5%0,4%
2726Lincoln6751.6346,1%15,0%0,4%0,4%
2828Volvo5701.25873,8%53,8%0,3%0,3%
2930Porsche5351.09010,3%15,1%0,3%0,3%
3029Mini4951.0996,5%2,4%0,3%0,3%
3131Smart263480405,8%284,0%0,1%0,1%
3234Jaguar22839317,5%14,6%0,1%0,1%
3332Fiat226438-54,7%-60,6%0,1%0,1%
3433Tesla14042040,0%40,0%0,1%0,1%
3535Maserati418432,3%-1,2%
3637Rolls-Royce824-33,3%-33,3%
3637Bentley824-46,7%-46,7%
3636Ferrari825-11,1%-7,4%
3638Alfa Romeo820
3739Lamborghini618-45,5%-45,5%
3840Aston Martin412-50,0%-50,0%
3941Lotus13-50,0%-50,0%
3942McLaren12-33,3%
Rank MarRank Q1GroupMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%
11FCA25.90662.9353,2%1,6%26,9%19,4%
22Toyota19.09745.42613,6%9,9%19,8%14,0%
33General Motors10.17240.296-51,6%-13,2%10,6%12,4%
47Volkswagen8.73419.183-7,3%-10,7%9,1%5,9%
59Mazda6.04613.371-14,0%-4,8%6,3%4,1%
65Hyundai-Kia5.99628.784-69,1%-32,2%6,2%8,9%
710Mercedes Daimler4.50710.8308,8%16,7%4,7%3,3%
811Fuji Heavy Industries4.2139.4434,4%2,0%4,4%2,9%
912BMW3.5688.77513,7%10,6%3,7%2,7%
1013Mitsubishi2.1234.95823,8%23,6%2,2%1,5%
Rank MarRank Q1ModelMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%
11Ford F-Series13.38532.20434,0%24,9%7,7%8,0%
22Ram Pick-up8.54022.336-5,0%8,2%4,9%5,6%
33Honda Civic5.94312.5197,0%19,7%3,4%3,1%
44Hyundai Elantra5.69211.57832,6%21,2%3,3%2,9%
55GMC Sierra5.04711.55910,3%11,3%2,9%2,9%
66Chevrolet Silverado4.44610.3628,9%-11,2%2,6%2,6%
79Honda CR-V3.9748.72510,4%12,6%2,3%2,2%
87Toyota RAV43.9709.58916,0%16,8%2,3%2,4%
98Dodge Grand Caravan3.6658.8369,7%-13,9%2,1%2,2%
1010Toyota Corolla3.6348.351-8,4%-7,5%2,1%2,1%
1111Ford Escape3.4848.205-1,3%-1,8%2,0%2,0%
1213Nissan Rogue2.9937.1153,1%6,7%1,7%1,8%
1312Jeep Cherokee2.8367.58630,5%50,2%1,6%1,9%
1416Mazda32.4575.188-33,6%-29,7%1,4%1,3%
1515Chevrolet Cruze2.2945.6959,3%13,1%1,3%1,4%
1618Ford Edge2.2594.598275,2%146,4%1,3%1,1%
1717Mazda CX-52.1984.8516,4%10,4%1,3%1,2%
1814Hyundai Santa fe2.1425.751-32,8%15,2%1,2%1,4%
1920Volkswagen Golf2.0384.2023,5%-7,7%1,2%1,0%
2028Chevrolet Malibu1.8263.27572,6%87,7%1,1%0,8%
2123Toyota Camry1.8133.90849,7%7,5%1,0%1,0%
2219Hyundai Tucson1.7924.33115,8%25,0%1,0%1,1%
2322Volkswagen Jetta1.6673.911-44,7%-39,3%1,0%1,0%
2421Jeep Wrangler1.5644.033-8,4%-2,4%0,9%1,0%
2524Chevrolet Equinox1.5443.603-6,9%1,9%0,9%0,9%
2625Nissan Sentra1.5343.5327,2%59,2%0,9%0,9%
2726Dodge Journey1.4303.499-26,4%-25,9%0,8%0,9%
2827Jeep Grand Cherokee1.3953.47453,1%51,9%0,8%0,9%
2931Ford Focus1.3173.049-18,5%-7,7%0,8%0,8%
3030Kia Sorento1.3093.204-30,5%-17,9%0,8%0,8%
3133Honda Accord1.2772.92711,0%25,5%0,7%0,7%
3231Nissan Murano1.2703.04969,8%62,4%0,7%0,8%
3335Hyundai Accent1.2682.827-21,6%-12,2%0,7%0,7%
3441Honda Odyssey1.2402.488-1,9%0,0%0,7%0,6%
3532Toyota Highlander1.2102.96444,7%43,3%0,7%0,7%
3640Nissan Micra1.1842.53616,9%3,5%0,7%0,6%
3729Toyota Sienna1.1413.2513,8%11,7%0,7%0,8%
3839Ford Explorer1.1212.54115,6%25,1%0,6%0,6%
3934Toyota Tacoma1.0932.90222,3%49,0%0,6%0,7%
4064Dodge Durango1.0841.653270,0%177,3%0,6%0,4%

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