22 December 2015

Canada Car/Light Truck Sales By Brand : 1995-99



This list is a bit unfair because the US brands include all nameplates while some Japanese ones have their premium marque separate. However, I decided to keep as much detail in the chart as I could.

GM was miles in front, while Ford and Chrysler were neck and neck for second and third. The profusion of salmon colour is not to promote Canada's fishing industry but is testament to the way Asian brands had been accepted in Canada. Toyota and Honda had periods of strong growth. VW was the only mainstream Euro brand there apart from Lada and they were on the way out.

The leading premium marque was Acura, rarely seen outside of North America. They generally grew more quickly than the market as a whole. Audi went from obscurity to solid sales in a very short time. Two new brands arrived, Isuzu and Daewoo.

Make 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
1 GM 384,267 379,577 446,355 423,226 472,075
2 Ford 258,740 273,024 311,800 270,095 282,058
3 Chrysler 225,122 239,514 256,162 269,196 264,635
4 Toyota 66,146 71,738 103,490 123,363 124,535
5 Honda 57,862 62,024 90,231 100,193 111,252
7 VW 22,494 25,328 24,811 37,763 42,000
6 Mazda 25,325 25,081 28,195 28,497 41,279
8 Nissan 30,717 31,150 34,242 31,385 35,006
9 Hyundai 18,424 17,176 19,285 23,136 30,367
10 Acura 8,923 11,693 16,854 16,823 20,151
11 Subaru 4,183 5,822 9,318 11,883 13,018
13 Mercedes 4,255 5,033 6,162 9,047 11,727
15 Suzuki 7,764 7,772 9,050 9,303 11,212
14 BMW 5,245 5,725 7,117 7,701 8,922
16 Volvo 7,814 7,264 10,720 9,013 8,571
18 Lexus 1,912 1,810 2,807 5,012 5,328
17 Audi 681 1,739 2,576 3,540 5,044
19 Infiniti 1,307 1,140 2,869 2,999 2,894
20 Daewoo



2,504
21 Jaguar 945 1,051 1,020 1,293 1,700
22 Saab 1,300 1,306 1,341 1,379 1,494
12 Kia 3,913 2,408 972 219 1,417
24 Isuzu
646 794 1,773 1,245
25 Land Rover 816 921 1,115 1,068 1,210
23 Porsche 323 373 759 946 1,021
26 Lada 1,855 1,695 1,349 246 111
27 Total 1,140,333 1,181,010 1,389,394 1,389,099 1,500,776

Picture source: Alfa Img.

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