Richmond Hill, Ontario – The Hyundai Elantra remained the best-selling car in Canada for two consecutive months in February, while Ford’s F-Series pickups topped the truck list, according to industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers.
“The new Elantra is extremely well-received, but it also appears to be drawing from Hyundai Accent sales, as they are off by 22.5 per cent,” DesRosiers said. “The Honda Civic was down again in February but recovered somewhat from a disastrous January and was the second-best-selling car in February. And I also point out the Volkswagen Jetta, which leaped onto the list late last year and is selling very well. VW has changed its pricing strategy, trying to become more of a mass market seller in Canada, and the Jetta is the first sign that their strategy is working.”
The top ten best-selling cars in February were, in order, the Hyundai Elantra (3,569 sold), Honda Civic (2,784), Toyota Corolla (1,975), Mazda3 (1,825), Chevrolet Cruze (1,793), Hyundai Accent (1,558), Volkswagen Jetta (1,548), Ford Fusion (1,140), Ford Focus (1,119) and Toyota Matrix (1,093).
Year-to-date to the end of February, the top ten were the Hyundai Elantra (6,212 sold), Toyota Corolla (4,121), Honda Civic (3,926), Mazda3 (3,514), Chevrolet Cruze (3,264), Volkswagen Jetta (3,019), Toyota Matrix (2,453), Hyundai Accent (2,427), Ford Focus (2,397) and Ford Fusion (1,751).
The top ten best-selling light trucks in February, in order, were the Ford F-Series (5,508 sold), Dodge Caravan (4,699), Dodge Ram (4,281), Ford Escape (2,796), Honda CR-V (2,494), Dodge Journey (2,365), GMC Sierra (2,246), Chevrolet Silverado (2,177), Toyota RAV4 (1,490) and Hyundai Santa Fe (1,441).
Year-to-date to the end of February, the top ten were the Ford F-Series (10,882), Dodge Caravan (9,121), Dodge Ram (8,047), Ford Escape (5,765), GMC Sierra (5,112), Chevrolet Silverado (4,695), Dodge Journey (4,129), Honda CR-V (3,345), Hyundai Santa Fe (2,684) and Chevrolet Equinox (2,598).