Although automakers sold 200,156 new light duty vehicles in June, sales declined by 1.6 % for the 4th month in a row. Light truck sales increased 1.4 % to 139,003 units, while passenger car fell 8.0 % to 61,153 units.

JAMA Canada members’ sales as a group in June gained 1.2 % to 73,724 units. Passenger car sales fell 7.7% to 28,092 units, while light truck sales grew 7.5% to 45,632 units. Results of members’ sales varied: Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada led with robust growth of 18.1%, followed by Mazda Canada (+7.8%), Subaru Canada (+5.1%), Nissan Canada (+2.0%), Toyota Canada (- 0.6%), Honda Canada (-2.6%).

YTD – 1st half 2018

Light vehicle sales in Canada surpassed 1 million units in the first half of the year 2018, for the second year in a row; however, YTD sales declined 0.2% to 1,036,677 units.  Passenger car sales fell 9.2% to 308,492 units, while light truck sales improved, up 4.1 % to 728,185 units. Light trucks captured 70.2% market share for the YTD, rising 2.9 points up from 67.3 % in the 1st half of 2018.

All Japanese brand automakers gained in YTD results, up 2.7% to 372,820 units overall. Passenger car sales fell 7.3% to 142,231 units, while light truck sales climbed 10.1 % to 230,589 units. Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada was the growth leader (+ 17.7%), followed by Mazda Canada (+ 5.9%), Subaru Canada (+ 5.5%), Nissan Canada (+2.2%), Toyota Canada (+ 1.6%), and Honda Canada (+0.9%). JAMA Canada members’ market share improved to 36.0 % from 34.9 % in June 2017.