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Back to Canada. And in 2012 a very important record was broken… Jump in to know more!
The Canadian new vehicle market is up a solid 6% year-on-year in 2012 to 1,677,000 registrations (compared with +14% in the US). Brand-wise, Ford is in the lead like in the US with a slightly higher market share at 16.1% thanks to 269,813 sales, albeit down from 16.9% in 2011. Toyota climbs into second place with sales up 19% to 171,174 and 10.2% share, passing Chevrolet down 8% to #3 and 138,990 units and now threatened by both Hyundai at 136,283 sales (+5%) and Honda at 131,558 units (+22%).
In the models ranking, 2012 is a historical year in Canada: for the first time since the automobile was created, one vehicle manages to sell over 100,000 units in the country in a single year. The Ford F-Series is up 10% on 2011 to reach 106,358 sales and beating its previous record of 97,913 units it set back in 2010 after only 11 months this year. This is a truly outstanding performance at a time when pick-up trucks are not the default choice anymore in North America. For a bit of perspective, we have to go back 8 years to 2004 to find the F-Series record year in the USA… Note it is the 18th consecutive year the Ford F-Series is the best-selling vehicle in Canada.
The entire Top 4 most popular models in the country in 2012 are unchanged vs. last year, with the Dodge RAM at #2 with 69,255 sales (+8%), the Honda Civic at #3 and 64,962 units (+18%) and the best-selling Passenger Car in Canada for the 15th year in a row! The Dodge Grand Caravan is down 3% to 51,552 sales but stays 4th. Other good performers atop the ranking include the Hyundai Elantra up 13% to #5, Honda CR-V up 33% to #11, Toyota Camry up 49% to #22, Chrysler 200 up 89% to #27 and Kia Rio up 104% to #30. The Mazda CX-5 is the best-performing all-new model at #39.
And here. You know now everything to know about what the Canadians bought in 2012.
Matt Gasnier, based in Sydney, Australia, runs a blog named Best Selling Cars, dedicated to counting cars all over the world.