Canada's 10 best-selling auto brands at the end of 2019

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    Canada's 10 best-selling auto brands at the end of 2019

    Chevrolet continues to shrink quickly in Canada.

    Chevrolet: 140,808, down 14 percent

    It’s long been an accurate belief that Chevrolet goes in the direction of its full-size pickups. 2019, however, was an exceptional year, as Chevrolet withdrew from car segments where it recently achieved meaningful volume. Sure, Silverado sales were down, but only 3 percent. It was the disappearance of car sales – with Chevrolet losing 2,000 Cruze, Sonic, and Volt sales – that really caused the brand’s overall sales totals to shrink in 2019.

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    Re: Canada's 10 best-selling auto brands at the end of 2019

    Wow.

    Canada is different than the USA.

    Sierra out sells the Silverado, F Series outsell both by a Land Slide.

    Civic will Flourish! Us Canucks love Compacts.

    Explorer, well Us Canucks could really care less if the engine is in crossways or straight. Bring it back to a price, inline or under similar vehicle and it will do great!

    The New Escape, well been there, did that in 2013. Lost some sales then also. Us Canucks must like "Boxy but Good".

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    Re: Canada's 10 best-selling auto brands at the end of 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by InCogKneeToe View Post

    Civic will Flourish! Us Canucks love Compacts
    They do and Chevrolet is virtually shut out of that market now. Dumb.

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    Re: Canada's 10 best-selling auto brands at the end of 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by InCogKneeToe View Post
    Wow.

    Canada is different than the USA.

    Sierra out sells the Silverado, F Series outsell both by a Land Slide.

    Civic will Flourish! Us Canucks love Compacts.

    Explorer, well Us Canucks could really care less if the engine is in crossways or straight. Bring it back to a price, inline or under similar vehicle and it will do great!

    The New Escape, well been there, did that in 2013. Lost some sales then also. Us Canucks must like "Boxy but Good".
    No surprise here, I switched to Civic Nation (herd) in late 2019 and no regrets, after that Oshawa shut down I believe more Canadians will show middle finger to GM.

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    Re: Canada's 10 best-selling auto brands at the end of 2019

    Though I think it is important to factor in the strike, at 40 days lost production that has to be some of the decline, 40 days is 11% of the year. Certainly not all of the decline, but I bet a big chunk. And I thin that is a big miss that the article didn't bring that up vs. blaming it all on cars, especially looking at Ford's performance.

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    Re: Canada's 10 best-selling auto brands at the end of 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Though I think it is important to factor in the strike, at 40 days lost production that has to be some of the decline, 40 days is 11% of the year. Certainly not all of the decline, but I bet a big chunk. And I thin that is a big miss that the article didn't bring that up vs. blaming it all on cars, especially looking at Ford's performance.
    Strike had minimal impact according to my sales rep who I saw only a few weeks ago. She has been complaining since the Cruze was discontinued that Chevrolet has no small cars to sell anymore and it was a substantial part of their sales. The FWD Trax probably saves some sales but it's not nearly enough.

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    Re: Canada's 10 best-selling auto brands at the end of 2019

    Does Buick exist in Canada? How about Cadillac?

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    Re: Canada's 10 best-selling auto brands at the end of 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Does Buick exist in Canada? How about Cadillac?
    Yes both do. Two Cadillac dealerships in my city of 700,000. No idea how that ratio compares to other cities

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    Re: Canada's 10 best-selling auto brands at the end of 2019

    First stand alone Cadillac dealership in the world opened this year in Calgary, Alberta. A big oil town that sadly is suffering pretty bad right now with low oil prices. My past career had me spending plenty of time there, when it was booming it was a haven for luxury car dealers.

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    Re: Canada's 10 best-selling auto brands at the end of 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Chaos View Post
    First stand alone Cadillac dealership in the world opened this year in Calgary, Alberta. A big oil town that sadly is suffering pretty bad right now with low oil prices. My past career had me spending plenty of time there, when it was booming it was a haven for luxury car dealers.

    First standalone Cadillac dealership in the world?

    Wasn't Pontiac very popular in Canada? It sold a number of small, Pontiac-branded, Canada-only models. Some were not sold in the US at all, like a small car called a Firefly and another called G2, while others were renamed Chevys or US Pontiacs, like the Acadian a T1000/Chevette rename, or the Tempest, which was a Corsica. They also sold the big Parisienne (Caprice) before the US dealers did.

    It seems like GM has been in freefall north of the border ever since they axed Pontiac.
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    Re: Canada's 10 best-selling auto brands at the end of 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by neshapop View Post
    No surprise here, I switched to Civic Nation (herd) in late 2019 and no regrets, after that Oshawa shut down I believe more Canadians will show middle finger to GM.
    US doesn't understand this. GM was a life part of Ontario in Oshawa. The closing of the plant cut deep and it will be remembered a long time. Nobody I know talks nice about GM anymore.
    Long story short, it is not good for GM: Toyota, Kia, Hyundai, Ram : up. Chevy pretty bad down.
    The "economic downturn" GM was talking about doesn't seem to apply to the competition.

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    Re: Canada's 10 best-selling auto brands at the end of 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Though I think it is important to factor in the strike, at 40 days lost production that has to be some of the decline, 40 days is 11% of the year. Certainly not all of the decline, but I bet a big chunk. And I thin that is a big miss that the article didn't bring that up vs. blaming it all on cars, especially looking at Ford's performance.
    Don't they had/had 100+ days stock at the dealers?

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    Re: Canada's 10 best-selling auto brands at the end of 2019

    Here’s 2019 sales in Canada:

    https://media.gm.com/dld/content/Pag...ember_2019.pdf

    Interesting that, unlike US, Bolt sales are up over 50%!
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    Re: Canada's 10 best-selling auto brands at the end of 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by canadian.bacon View Post
    US doesn't understand this. GM was a life part of Ontario in Oshawa. The closing of the plant cut deep and it will be remembered a long time. Nobody I know talks nice about GM anymore.
    Long story short, it is not good for GM: Toyota, Kia, Hyundai, Ram : up. Chevy pretty bad down.
    The "economic downturn" GM was talking about doesn't seem to apply to the competition.
    As did the "Too Big to Fail Bail Out".

    I was selling Ford's only at that time, there were Many Long Time GM Customers that walked into the Ford Dealership (many for the first time) after that.

    The "Closing Oshawa Blow" is yet to be seen.

    2003 (My last year selling GM only) We/GM Celebrated 30% Market Share in Canada for 2002 model year. GM was so Big, it had to get into Mortgages, Insurances, and other things. Well the story unfolds from there.

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    Re: Canada's 10 best-selling auto brands at the end of 2019

    Canadians do seem to support the locally assembled products, although it seems to be an Ontario thing because that's the only Province that has US Auto plants. For a long time the Chrysler Minivans were among the bestsellers in Canada, and you'll see a higher number of Flexes and Edges.

    Just like the US, Canada loves their big trucks and SUVs. The US domestics are less popular in luxury and car segments, that's always been the case. This is always evident when I'm in Toronto, it's worse than LA. I can go KMs without seeing a single US make that isn't a truck or commercial vehicle.
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