If at first this seems like wonderful news for import marques — and, at the very least, it’s good news — it’s minimized by the loss of passenger car demand seen virtually across all corners of the market. Cars accounted for slightly more than half of all Canadian new vehicle sales prior to the last economic meltdown, but fewer than one-third in 2018. That equates to a loss of roughly 21,000 car sales per month in Canada.
Nevertheless, for the time being there, are still cars sold in Canada wearing Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, and Lincoln badges. These are Detroit’s 10 top cars in Canada in 2018.
Chrysler 300: 3,498, down 9 per cent
Ranked 39th overall among passenger cars, the Chrysler 300’s impact in the Canadian marketplace now revolves around a limited amount of fleet volume. The 300 nameplate was remarkably popular when Chrysler brought Bentley-esque styling to the full-size sedan in 2005. More than 58,000 copies of the Canadian-built 300 were sold between 2005 and 2011, but only 31,187 in the seven years since.