Best-Selling Automotive Brands in Canada in 2018

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best-selling cars in Canada 2018

With 297,902 vehicles sold last year, Ford tops the list of the best-selling automotive brands in Canada for 2018.

General Motors finished second with 288,310 sales last year while FCA came in third with 224,889 vehicles sold.

That said, all three automakers saw their sales fall last year with Ford experiencing a 3.4% drop in sales. GM saw its sales decrease by 4.8% while FCA recorded one of the sharpest drops of any automaker last year with a 15.8% decrease in sales.

Here is the complete list of the best-selling automotive brands in Canada in 2018.

Ford – 297,902 units sold

Best-selling cars in Canada - Ford
2019 Ford F-150 Limited | Photo: Ford

General Motors – 288,310 units sold

Best-selling cars in Canada - Ford
Best-selling cars in Canada – General Motors

FCA – 224,889 units sold

Best-selling cars in Canada - FCA
2019 Ram 150 Limited | Photo: FCA

Toyota – 207,535 units sold

Best-selling cars in Canada - Toyota
2019 Toyota RAV4 | Photo: Toyota

Honda – 175,042 units sold

Best-selling cars in Canada - Honda
2019 Honda Civic | Photo: Honda

Nissan – 136,536 units sold

Best-selling cars in Canada - Nissan
2019 Nissan Qashqai | Photo: Nissan

Hyundai – 127,839 units sold

Best-selling cars in Canada - Hyundai
Hyundai Tucson | Photo: Hyundai

Mazda – 73,869 units sold

Best-selling cars in Canada - Mazda
2019 Mazda3 | Photo: Mazda

Kia – 73,009 units sold

Best-selling cars in Canada - Kia
Kia Forte | Photo: Kia

Volkswagen – 72,210 units sold

Best-selling cars in Canada - Volkswagen
2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition | Photo: Volkswagen

Subaru – 58,070 units sold

Best-selling cars in Canada - Subaru
2019 Subaru Forester | Photo: Subaru

Mercedes-Benz – 49,414 units sold

Best-selling cars in Canada - Mercedes-Benz
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

BMW – 39,033 units sold

Best-selling cars in Canada - BMW
BMW M3 CS | Photo: BMW

Audi – 36,908 units sold

Best-selling cars in Canada - Audi
2019 Audi A4 Sedan | Photo: Audi

Mitsubishi – 25,237 units sold

Best-selling cars in Canada 2018 - Mitsubishi
2019 Mitsubishi RVR | Photo: Mitsubishi

Lexus – 24,111 units sold

Best-selling cars in Canada 2018 - Lexus
2019 Lexus UX | Photo: Eric Lefrancois

Acura – 20,337 units sold

Best-selling cars in Canada 2018 - Acura
2019 Acura RDX Apex Blue | Photo: Acura

Infiniti – 12,581 units sold

Best-selling cars in Canada 2018 - Infiniti
2019 Infiniti QX50 | Photo: Louis-Philippe Dubé

Land Rover – 10,196 units sold

Best-selling cars in Canada 2018 - Land Rover
2020 Land Rover Defender | Photo: Land Rover

Volvo – 9,217 units sold

Best-selling cars in Canada 2018 - Volvo
2018 Volvo XC60 T8 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

Porsche – 8,904 units sold

Best-selling cars in Canada 2018 - Porsche
2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo | Photo: Olivier Delorme

MINI – 6,945 units sold

Best-selling cars in Canada 2018 - Mini
2020 MINI John Cooper Works GP | Photo: MINI

Jaguar – 4,349 units sold

Best-selling cars in Canada 2018 - Jaguar
Jaguar I-PACE Global Drive | Photo: Jaguar

Genesis – 1,441 units sold

Best-selling cars in Canada 2018 - Genesis
2019 Genesis G70 | Photo: Genesis

Maserati – 764 units sold

Best-selling cars in Canada 2018 - Maserati
Maserati Levante GTS | Photo: Maserati

smart – 345 units sold

Best-selling vehicles in Canada 2018 - smart
Best-selling vehicles in Canada 2018 | Photo: smart

It was a terrible year for Maserati which led the way in lost sales with a decrease of 38.7%. Unlike in the US where Genesis saw its sales tumble, the Canadian arm had a good year in 2018 with a 174.5% increase in sales. Mitsubishi also had an encouraging year with an 11.1% increase in sales. Volvo continued to push forward with a 29.8% increase in sales.

Overall it was an off year for automotive sales in Canada with passenger car sales dropping by 9.7%. Light truck sales slightly increased by 0.6%. Overall light vehicle sales were down 2.6%.

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