Of course, one model’s gain is often another’s pain, with November even more sobering for the good folks at Ford’s Oakville headquarters, than October. The perennially best-selling F-Series pickup truck took an even greater beating last month than in its previous 30-day stint, with only 6,584 units down Canadian roads. Therefore, MoM deliveries slipped another -17.8 percent, while YoY sales were off by -40.5 percent, showing just how impactful the temporary closure of blue-oval’s Dearborn Truck assembly plant has been.
As usual, Ram’s Pickup was rock steady in third, with 5,663 November deliveries that represented a -17.8-percent drop MoM and a -1.1-percent dip YoY, while Toyota’s Corolla maintained its position as Canada’s best-selling car, albeit with just 4,306 unit-sales last month compared to 5,612 in October. This represented a -23.3-percent downturn MoM, while YoY the compact sedan and hatchback managed to grow its popularity by 20.6 percent.
Back to full-size trucks, November saw Chevrolet’s Silverado stay ahead of GMC’s Sierra for the second consecutive month, while the bowtie-branded pickup’s ranking also gained a place from sixth to fifth overall. While this might sound great on the surface, the behind-the-scenes reality saw just 4,069 total deliveries for a MoM decrease of -17.8 percent, identical to its key rivals, although on the positive the Silverado grew its sales by 8.0 percent YoY.
Just like the Silverado (et al), the Sierra experienced falling MoM sales of 17.8 percent in November, its final tally ringing in at 3,390 units, a number that also represented a -5.8-percent decline YoY. Of note, the two GM pickups, which share most components under similarly shaped skins, combined for 7,459 units last month, which would have collectively ranked them in second-place overall and first amongst full-size trucks, if the automotive sector counted deliveries by automaker instead of brand.
Interesting as well, sales of GM’s top-selling trucks were once again split by a Honda, which no doubt irked the automaker’s Oshawa-based team, but this time it wasn’t the Civic that did the dividing. Instead, the CR-V was the thorn in the General’s side, but sliding from fifth to seventh wouldn’t have made Honda’s Markham-housed staffers all too pleased either. With 3,858 deliveries in November, the Japanese brand’s compact crossover SUV earned -23.7 percent fewer buyers than it did the previous month, while its YoY sales were down by -4.6 percent.
In similar fashion, Honda’s Civic slid from seventh to eighth MoM, due to -25.1 percent fewer sales that resulted in a total of 3,858 deliveries, while the compact car’s YoY downturn wasn’t anywhere near as dramatic at only -0.9 percent.
The Mazda CX-5’s November story was more positive, however, with the compact crossover SUV moving up a notch from 10th to ninth place last month, although its 2,725 sales represented a drop of 13.6 percent MoM. Still, looking back a year shows that last month’s deliveries were up a solid 10.0 percent, so it was mostly good news for the independent Japanese automaker.
Lastly, Toyota once again had the most models on Canada’s top-10 sales chart, but the Tacoma slipped off as the Highlander jumped on, claiming the final position in the process. Its total of 2,559 unit-sales put Canada’s flagship Toyota ahead of all other mid-size SUVs, let alone three-row crossovers, while the model’s 94.4-percent YoY growth means that Canadians really like its newest fourth-generation redesign that arrived on the scene late last year.