What’s hot and what’s not

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Spurred by a 52% increase in pickup sales in August, GM moved ahead of FCA and within 10,000 units of Ford for overall sales honours.

You just bought a new car, or are considering one. How does your choice compare to the rest of the country? Let’s take a look a sales figures for the first eight months of the year to see what’s hot and what’s not during what is expected to be a record year for Canadian sales.

 

Using data collected by the Automotive News, here are actual sales numbers, as reported by the manufacturers to the end of August. I have broken them into two lists – by company and by individual brands with number of units sold and per cent increase (or decrease) compared to the same period last year. This allows you to see what is hot, and what is not.

As it continues to recover from the diesel fiasco, VW is enjoying robust sales – up 72% in August compared to the misery of last year.

Sales to date in 2017

By Company

Ford – 215,224, +3.2%

GM – 205,329, +18%

FCA – 194,689, – 2.7%

Toyota – 153,280, +2%

Honda – 136,398, +11.1%

Hyundai/Kia – 143,531, – 4.4%

Nissan – 100,887, +9%

VW – 75,542, +10.7%

Mazda – 50,134, +7.2%

Subaru – 35,837, +9.8%

Mercedes – 35,047, +9.4%

BMW – 29,375, +0.8%

Mitsubishi – 15,418, +1.5%

Jaguar/Land Rover – 9,218, +18.5%

Volvo – 4,383, +2.5%

Tesla – 2,800, +80.3%

Kia enjoyed a 15% hike in sales in August while the picture was not as bright at teammate Hyundai where sales were off 10%

By brand/make

Ford – 209,536, +3.2%

Toyota – 136,877, +3.8%

Honda – 123,700, +11.1%

Chevrolet – 116,492, +18.1%

Nissan – 92,573, +8.9%

Hyundai – 91,271, -9.3%

Ram – 76,952, +14.7%

GMC – 67,475, +21.6%

Dodge – 54,654, -8.2%

Kia – 51,932, +4.8%

Jeep – 50,351, -15.3%

Mazda – 50,134, +7.2%

VW – 45,221, +6%

Subaru – 35,837, +9.8%

Mercedes – 34,803, +12%

BMW – 24,823, +0.7%

Audi – 24,675, +19.45

Lexus – 16,268, +13.8%

Mitsubishi – 15,418, +1.5%

Acura – 12,698, -1.8%

Buick – 12,457, +18.9%

Chrysler – 10,266, – 16%

Cadillac – 8,905, +18.9%

Infiniti – 8,3214, +9.8%

Land Rover – 6,001, -1.1%

Lincoln – 5,688, +3.2%

Porsche -5,364, +13.4%

,MINI – 4,488, +0.7%

Volvo – 4,383, +2.5%

Jaguar – 3,217, +87.9%

Tesla – 2,800, +80.3%

Fiat – 2,041, +24.7%

Maserati – 901, +170.6%

Alfa Romeo – 425, +507.1%

SMART – 244, -73.9%

Lamborghini – 146, +5.8%

Bentley – 136, +91.5%

About Richard 91 Articles
At the age of five I was already obsessed with all things automotive being able to identify the make and model of car by just the sound of its engine going down the street in front of our house in the small town on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Although I have been covering and writing about the automotive scene for more than 40 years and the light still grows brightly.

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