Richmond Hill, Ontario – The Honda Civic and the Ford F-Series topped Canadian sales for September, but the list of top passenger cars is “changing substantially” for the first time in a very long time, according to industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers.

“The three stalwarts in the passenger car segment, Honda Civic, Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla, are all down double-digit this year, while three new players are making their mark on the rankings,” DesRosiers said. “Hyundai Elantra is up 34.9 per cent year-to-date and threatening the Honda Civic for top spot. And the Volkswagen Jetta and Chevrolet Cruze have entered the top-ten list with all-new products this year. VW has positioned and priced the Jetta to be more of a mass-appeal vehicle and (is) having considerable success with this strategy.”

DesRosiers added that Ford’s F-Series will be the number-one light truck again this year, “with no other light truck even close to their volumes,” and that the fastest-growing segment this year has been compact luxury sport utility vehicles, which are up 21.5 per cent.

The top ten best-selling passenger cars in September were, in order, the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Mazda3, Toyota Corolla, Volkswagen Jetta, Ford Focus, Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai Accent, Toyota Matrix and Hyundai Sonata.

Year-to-date to the end of September, the top ten were the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Mazda3, Toyota Corolla, Chevrolet Cruze, Volkswagen Jetta, Ford Focus, Hyundai Accent, Ford Fusion and Hyundai Sonata.

The top ten best-selling light trucks in September were, in order, the Ford F-Series, Dodge Ram, Dodge Grand Caravan, Ford Escape, GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Silverado, Honda CR-V, Dodge Journey, Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorrento.

Year-to-date to the end of September, the top ten were the Ford F-Series, Dodge Ram, Dodge Grand Caravan, Ford Escape, GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Journey, Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda CR-V and Chevrolet Equinox.

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