According to manufacturers' sales data published in Protégez-vous, 458,287 new vehicles were sold in the province in 2016, an increase of 3.1% from 2015. While the market has long been dominated by compacts, the Ford F-Series now leads, ahead of the Honda Civic and the Hyundai Elantra that have lead for years.
Despite falling sales, the Honda Civic remains the most popular compact (-8%), ahead of the Hyundai Elantra (+ 9%), the Toyota Corolla (-7%) and the Mazda 3, which lost ground this year (-29%).
SUVs continued to outperform compacts in 2016. With 168,400 vehicles sold, SUV sales increased 11.7% while compacts were down -7.8%. As in 2015, the Toyota RAV4 is the most popular SUV (+ 15%), ahead of the Honda CR-V (+ 24%) and the Nissan Rogue (+ 13%).