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2013 is the strongest ever year for new light vehicle sales in Canada, with the market gaining 4% on 2012 to reach 1.74 million registrations thanks to December up 4% also to 113,036 units. This increase is solely due to very strong truck sales, up 7% year-on-year while car sales are flat.
The big event this year is the record-breaking run of the Ford F-Series. After becoming the first nameplate in the history of automobile in Canada to sell more than 100,000 units in a single year in 2012 (106,358), the F-Series smashes that record again as early as October and finishes 2013 up 15% to an all-time high 122,325 units. This means the F-Series has beaten the all-time annual volume record 3 times in the last 4 years (it sold 97,913 units in 2010), and retained the top spot for the last 4 years in a row, pushing Ford to its best year overall since 1997.
The Ram Pick-up also delivers an all-time record year, up 16% to 80,248 sales, its first time over 70,000 and 80,000 annual units! For its part the Honda Civic delivers its 16th consecutive year atop the passenger cars ranking with sales down 1% to 64,063, ranking third overall and managing to shed the Hyundai Elantra which was #1 up until June and finishes #2 passenger car and #4 overall this year thanks to 54,760 units, up 7%. There is a third pick-up truck in the Top 5: the GMC Sierra is up 10% and two spots on 2012 to 46,908 sales, passing the Dodge Grand Caravan (-9%) and Ford Escape (+2%).
Further down, notice the Toyota RAV4 up 28% to #13, the Hyundai Santa Fe up 25% to #15, Ford Fusion up 21% to #18, Mazda CX-5 up 56% to #23, Honda Accord up 73% to #25, Nissan Sentra up 31% to #30, Subaru Forester up 57% to #40 and Honda Fit up 101% to #49. Finally, the Dodge Dart lands at #47 with 9,870 sales for its first full year in market.
Previous month: Canada December 2013: Honda CR-V on podium, Fit up to #14
Two years ago: Canada Full Year 2011: Ford F-Series and Dodge Ram on top
Full Year 2013 Top 264 All-models and Top 35 brands below.