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Canadian auto gross sales jumped 5 p.c in July 2017, an enormous bounce for an trade that has now posted development in six of 2017’s first seven months.

12 months-to-date, gross sales are properly forward of 2016’s tempo: 58,000 items higher than within the first seven months of 2017. In actual fact, on a quest for the Canada’s first ever 12 months of greater than 2,000,000 gross sales, the trade would now want a real downturn in 2017’s ultimate 5 months to keep away from a vastly profitable 12 months.

Extra proof that the Canadian auto trade’s on a scorching streak? Even passenger automobile gross sales are… properly, they’re solely down barely.

After reporting 5-percent development in 2017’s first seven months, year-over-year, Canadian auto gross sales would now want to say no by roughly Eight,000 items between August and December for auto gross sales to fall wanting the 2-million marker. Canadians bought and leased almost 1.95 million new automobiles in a file 2016, Three-percent up on the prior file from 2015.

But whereas passenger automobile gross sales took a 7-percent hit within the 2016 calendar 12 months, the speed of decline is now slowing as automobile quantity plateaus. The sector now earns barely lower than one-third of the market, having misplaced 2 p.c of its quantity within the first seven months of 2017 regardless of surging bestsellers. The Honda Civic, which can make 2017 its 20th consecutive 12 months as Canada’s top-selling automobile, is on monitor for its greatest 12 months ever. The second-ranked Toyota Corolla sedan is up Eight p.c in contrast with 2016.

Whereas the lack of plunging automobile gross sales has induced much less hurt to the Canadian auto trade’s general totals than anticipated, the actual increase to whole quantity is clearly from vehicles and SUVs/crossovers.

Pickup truck gross sales jumped 14 p.c within the January-July interval and now account for 21 p.c of the general market. Ford is on monitor for considerably greater than 150,000 F-Collection gross sales, having solely crested the 100,000-sale barrier for the primary time in 2012. FCA’s Ram truck line and GM’s full-size twins are all set for best-ever years, as properly.2016 Toyota RAV4 - Image: ToyotaThen there’s a 7-percent year-to-date enhance in gross sales of SUVs/crossovers, which have grown their share of the market to 40 p.c in 2017. Led by the Canadian-made Toyota RAV4 and its modest 2-percent enchancment, and the Canadian-made Honda CR-V and its substantial 12-percent enhance, 19 of the 25 top-selling utility automobiles in Canada are promoting extra typically this 12 months than final.

Not each auto model is arising roses in 2017. Fiat Chrysler Vehicles has fallen marginally due to drops at Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep. Hyundai quantity is down 9 p.c this 12 months. Volkswagen has reported main enhancements in the summertime however stays down Three p.c in contrast with final 12 months’s four-year low.

Ford Motor Firm, which generates slightly below half of its Canadian gross sales with F-Collection vehicles, is Canada’s top-selling producer by a margin of 11,590 gross sales over Common Motors. Ford can be the top-selling model. No quantity model is rising sooner than GMC, up 19 p.c this 12 months. On the opposite finish of the ledger, Jeep’s 16-percent decline is the harshest drop.

Auto Model July 2017 July 2016 % Change 2017 YTD 2016 YTD % Change
Ford 26,927 29,007 -7.2% 182,935 174,859 four.6%
Toyota 16,943 16,389 Three.four% 119,062 119,360 -Zero.2%
Honda 16,843 15,214 10.7% 106,981 95,539 12.Zero%
Chevrolet 14,519 12,468 16.5% 100,281 85,861 16.Eight%
Nissan 11,807 10,641 11.Zero% 80,603 74,463 Eight.2%
Hyundai 12,443 14,600 -14.Eight% 79,322 87,225 -9.1%
Ram 7,514 Eight,323 -9.7% 68,505 59,783 14.6%
GMC Eight,425 6,669 26.Three% 57,577 48,518 18.7%
Dodge 5,569 7,748 -28.1% 50,299 52,273 -Three.Eight%
Jeep 9,842 7,429 32.5% 44,317 52,926 -16.Three%
Kia 7,506 6,527 15.Zero% 44,240 42,845 Three.Three%
Mazda 6,591 5,909 11.5% 43,098 40,200 7.2%
Volkswagen 7,823 5,675 37.9% 36,189 37,397 -Three.2%
Subaru four,454 four,210 5.Eight% 30,887 28,125 9.Eight%
Mercedes-Benz four,297 Three,881 10.7% 30,587 27,368 11.Eight%
BMW 2,953 Three,007 -1.Eight% 21,783 21,693 Zero.four%
Audi Three,179 2,451 29.7% 21,383 18,Zero65 18.four%
Lexus 2,018 1,883 7.2% 14,182 12,322 15.1%
Mitsubishi 2,078 1,600 29.9% 13,368 13,138 1.Eight%
Acura 1,701 1,655 2.Eight% 11,066 10,861 1.9%
Buick 1,685 1,249 34.9% 10,860 10,751 1.Zero%
Chrysler 356 912 -61.Zero% 9,653 10,640 -9.Three%
Cadillac 1,223 869 40.7% 7,630 6,327 20.6%
Infiniti 981 906 Eight.Three% 7,121 6,585 Eight.1%
Land Rover 734 664 10.5% 5,269 5,406 -2.5%
Lincoln 723 764 -5.four% 5,003 four,754 5.2%
Porsche 770 738 four.Three% four,579 four,041 13.Three%
Mini 587 640 -Eight.Three% Three,899 Three,831 1.Eight%
Volvo 612 590 Three.7% Three,811 Three,707 2.Eight%
Jaguar 370 331 11.Eight% 2,827 1,371 106%
Fiat 104 250 -58.four% 1,963 1,442 36.1%
Maserati 84 45 86.7% 826 313 164%
Alfa Romeo 82 7 1,071% 304 44 591%
Genesis 55 273
Good 36 53 -32.1% 219 653 -66.5%
Business Whole † 181,834  173,304  four.9% 1,220,902 1,162,686 5.Zero%

Supply: World Automakers Of Canada

[Image: Honda, Toyota]

Timothy Cain is a contributing analyst at The Fact About Automobiles and Autofocus.ca and the founder and former editor of GoodCarBadCar.internet. Comply with on Twitter @timcaincars.

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