The F-Series saw its June 2020 sales rise to 11,739 units since May, and while this is a positive sign when comparing deliveries to those over the past two months, the model’s year-over-year (YoY) comparison shows a decrease of 23.7 percent. Likewise, the Ram Pickup grew June sales to 7,137 units, but when compared to the same month in 2019 its more recent tally represented a downturn of 25.4 percent.
Interestingly, GMC’s Sierra and Chevrolet’s Silverado not only grew their June sales to 5,409 and 5,199 deliveries respectively, but the two trucks saw last month’s YoY purchases increase as well, by a significant 75.1 and 65.0 percent apiece, while as usual, sales of the two nearly identical (from their grilles rearward) full-size pickups, which reached a sizeable 10,608 examples, would have combined for second place overall if categorized by automaker instead of brand.
While the top four best-sellers appeared steady as a rock, the bottom six of June’s top-10 scrambled much more for position than usual, resulting in three being bumped off the list by two regular visitors and one all-new competitor from a category that has rarely if ever found its way into the upper echelons of popularity.
Starting with number five, Honda’s Civic has moved up one position to once again replace Toyota’s RAV4, thanks to 5,095 deliveries resulting in 61.3 percent growth MoM, albeit 16.0 percent fewer sales than June of 2019.
Quite a bit further behind was Mazda’s CX-5 with 2,909 new buyers last month, and while quite a bit less than the Civic, it was the first time this year that the Japanese brand has made Canada’s top-10. This might seem like reason enough for Mazda to celebrate on its own, but the compact SUV’s strong June sales also represented a 13.7-percent increase of monthly growth YoY.
Hyundai’s Kona crossover not only achieved the top-10 for the first time in June, with a convincing seventh-placement in the rankings, but it’s also the first subcompact crossover SUV to do so far as long as we can remember. Its deliveries totalled 2,762 units last month, which also meant that its sales grew by 22.5 percent YoY.
June wasn’t a stellar month for Toyota’s usual top-5 RAV4, with a rather lacklustre eighth-placement due to just 2,756 deliveries that represented a decline of 15.7 percent MoM and 57.7 percent YoY, and to rub salt into the wound the Japanese brand’s chief rival in Canada, Hyundai, managed to sneak two of its best-sellers into last month’s top-10.
The South Korean brand’s Elantra compact sedan moved up a single place to ninth overall in June, making room for its Tucson compact SUV, with 2,735 and 2,529 units apiece, but it wasn’t all singing and dancing at 75 Frontenac Drive, however, because this represented a temporary YoY slowdown of 30.1 and 20.8 percent respectively.
Of course, none of these numbers are normal for June activity, although the positive progression we’re now seeing is a good sign of the auto industry bouncing back from all the lockdowns that caused such significant mayhem over the past few months.