September 2019 – Sales

Overall light vehicle sales in Canada lagged 3.7% YOY to 166,488 units in September, after positive sales in August. While passenger car sales dropped 18.0% to 40,401 units, light truck sales rose 1.9% to 126,087 units.

Japanese automakers’ sales as a group fell 6.1% to 60,724 units. Passenger car sales dropped 17.3% to 19,119 units, while light truck sales were relatively flat, up 0.2% to 41,605 units. Members light vehicle sales results:

  • Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada (+15.5%) to 2,376 units
  • Honda Canada (-3.4%) to 16,723 units
  • Toyota Canada (-3.4%) to 19,500 units
  • Mazda Canada (-4.2%) to 5,843 units
  • Nissan Canada (-13.8%) to 11,527 units
  • Subaru Canada (-15.4%) to 4,755 units

 

YTD: Jan – Sep

Through the first three quarters of 2019, Canadian light vehicle sales fell 4.1% to 1,501,344 units. Passenger car sales remained soft, down 15.6% YTD to 391,844 units, while light truck sales were up 0.7% to 1,109,500 units -which indicates almost three out of every four sales (73.9%) in Canada were light trucks through the end of September in 2019.

JAMA Canada members’ YTD sales slipped 2.7% to 553,465 units altogether. Passenger car sales dipped 13.1% to 188,052 units, while light truck sales rose 3.7% to 365,413 units. Toyota Canada was the growth leader for the YTD (+4.9%, 183,930 units), followed by Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada (+0.5%, 20,177 units), both Honda Canada (-3.5%, 149,384 units) and Subaru Canada (-3.5%, 42,048 units) were in third place, then Nissan Canada (-8.2%, 106,509 units) and Mazda Canada (-12.5%, 51,417 units).

September 2019 Sales – JAMA