Richmond Hill, Ontario – The Mazda3 and Ford F-Series pickup topped Canadian new-car passenger and light truck sales in January, according to industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers.

“As everyone already knows, overall sales for January were very weak, down 25.3 per cent,” DesRosiers said. “In a very unusual way, sales across virtually every segment in the market were also weak. Usually at least a few segments show some light. In January, with the exception of compact luxury sport utility vehicles, every segment was down double-digit. As in the past few years, small, fuel-efficient vehicles were the best-performing segments, but even they were down by 20.8 per cent, a little better than the market, but barely.”

“For the first time in years, the Honda Civic was not the best selling passenger car. It was the Mazda3 followed by the Toyota Corolla.  Nine of the ten best selling passenger cars were import nameplate vehicles. Only the Ford Focus cracked the top ten passenger car list,” said Desrosiers.

For January, the top ten best-selling passenger cars, in order, were the Mazda3, Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Hyundai Accent, Toyota Yaris, Toyota Matrix, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Nissan Versa and Honda Accord.

The top ten best-selling light trucks, in order, were the Ford F-Series, Dodge Caravan, GMC Sierra, Ford Escape, Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Ram, Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Ford Ranger.

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