Minivan Sales And Truck Sales In Canada – October 2011


Canada minivan sales chart October 2011

October 2011 was a rough month for Chrysler Canada’s minivan pair. Dodge Grand Caravan sales slid 33%, bringing the company’s share of the minivan market down to just 53.1%. Gasp. In September, the Grand Caravan alone held 54% of Canada’s minivan market

There’s no doubt the Chevrolet Orlando is beginning to have an impact. Although it’s fair to say we don’t know exactly which vehicles are being cross-shopped with the Orlando, the Mazda 5 and Kia Rondo appear to be Orlando alternatives. In October 2011, the Orlando beat the Rondo by 16 units and the Mazda 5 by 48. Moreover, the Orlando was four times more likely to be acquired than the Nissan Quest. The 2012 Chevrolet Orlando is unavailable in America but starts at $19,995 in Canada, rising to $22,295 for the 1LT, $23,595 for the 2LT, and $28,495 for the Orlando LTZ. 

Canadian minivan sales are detailed below. Keep scrolling for a look at Canada’s October 2011 pickup truck sales figures.

Minivan
October 2011
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Chevrolet Orlando
407
—– 490 —–
Chrysler Town & Country
493
+ 9% 4032 + 8%
Dodge Grand Caravan
2967
– 33% 46,971 0%
Honda Odyssey
711
– 26% 7312 + 5%
Kia Rondo
391
+ 37% 5637 – 5%
Kia Sedona
74
– 46% 1182 – 15%
Mazda 5
359
– 27% 5409 – 18%
Nissan Quest
100
—– 781 + 4011%
Toyota Sienna
992
+ 22% 9322 + 8%
Volkswagen Routan
34
– 44% 731 – 21%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates declining year-over-year sales.

Canada truck sales chart October 2011
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Though Dodge’s Grand Caravan had a decreasingly popular month, the brand’s Ram pickup fared rather well. As Ford F-Series sales fell 7% in October, Dodge Ram sales jumped 52%. Ram pickup sales are up 18% in 2011. More than one out of every five trucks sold in Canada last month were Rams. 

October’s most dominant pickup in Canada was, or were, actually two trucks: GMC’s Sierra and the Chevrolet Silverado. Sierra sales jumped 31% year-over-year; Silverado sales were up 14%. Together, the GM twins owned 34% of the market and beat the Ford F-Series by nearly 1500 sales.

Small trucks – anything that isn’t a Ram, F-Series, Sierra, Silverado, Titan, Tundra, Escalade EXT, or Avalanche – found 2692 Canadian buyers in October 2011. That’s less than 11% of Canada’s pickup truck market, and 42% of those small trucks were Ford Rangers. The Ranger won’t be around much longer.

Truck
October 2011
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Cadillac Escalade EXT
20
+ 25% 171 + 4%
Chevrolet Avalanche
350
+ 17% 3087 + 2%
Chevrolet Colorado
185
– 34% 2224 – 33%
Chevrolet Silverado
3805
+ 14% 33,241 – 4%
Dodge Dakota
6
– 80% 1337 – 19%
Dodge Ram
5386
+ 52% 53,833 + 18%
Ford F-Series
6950
– 7% 81,570 – 4%
Ford Ranger
1126
+ 35% 14,111 – 19%
GMC Canyon
151
– 32% 1910 – 33%
GMC Sierra
4639
+ 31% 38,685 + 3%
Honda Ridgeline
216
– 28% 1314 – 54%
Nissan Frontier
167
– 35% 2189 + 18%
Nissan Titan
349
+ 139% 2452 + 54%
Toyota Tacoma
841
+ 32% 6330 – 11%
Toyota Tundra
605
– 7% 5647 – 16%

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