Toronto, Ontario – The Honda Civic and the Ford F-Series topped the list of best-selling cars and trucks in Canada in September, according to data released by industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers.
“On the broad segments, the pickup truck/panel van market is the hottest segment this year, with sales year-to-date up 29.2 per cent,” DesRosiers said. “Some of this is because fleet buyers were lean most of last year and stayed out of the market and have come back strong. Some of it is because some of the best pricing deals in the market are with pickup trucks.”
DesRosiers said that large/luxury/sport vehicles are also selling well. “Some of this is pricing, but then pricing is lean everywhere in the market and it is hard to make the case that pricing is any more aggressive in the luxury segments than in the rest of the market,” DesRosiers said, adding that he felt that factors could be a broader product mix among luxury brands, investments in dealerships, and consumers “rewarding” themselves with upscale vehicles. Entry-level sales are very soft this year, which DesRosiers suggested is due to buyers in the segment most likely to be hurt by difficult economic times and turning to used vehicles instead.
The top ten best-selling cars in September, in order, were the Honda Civic, Mazda3, Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra, Chevrolet Cobalt, Hyundai Accent, Nissan Altima, Ford Focus, BMW 3 Series, and Toyota Matrix.
Year-to-date to the end of September, the top ten were the Honda Civic, Mazda3, Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Accent, Chevrolet Cobalt, Ford Focus, Ford Fusion, Toyota Matrix and Nissan Versa.
The top ten best-selling light trucks in September, in order, were the Ford F-Series, Dodge Ram, Dodge Caravan, Ford Escape, GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Silverado, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe, Dodge Journey and Toyota RAV4.
Year-to-date to the end of September, the top ten were the Ford F-Series, Dodge Caravan, Dodge Ram, GMC Sierra, Ford Escape, Chevrolet Silverado, Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Dodge Journey.