These numbers equate to an overall increase in sales of three percent for the first three months of the year, compared to the same time from in 2016.

It's a motley crew of vehicles leading Canada's top sellers list for March 2017. The top 10 includes pickup trucks, compact sedans, crossovers, and yes, even a minivan. And most of the models on that top 10 list saw huge jumps compared to the same month last year, led by the Nissan Rogue, with sales increasing by a whopping 63 percent compared to the previous March.

Ford's F-Series lineup leads the way overall, with 13,580 sales, which is a very modest 1.5 percent jump over last year. The Ram pickup is in second place, and actually sees a nearly six percent drop year-over-year. After that, though, we see some big numbers swing upward for several models.

The Honda Civic finishes third, improving by a full 37 percent over March 2016, while the GMC Sierra places fourth, selling a third more than the same month last year. It's followed by another GM pickup, the Chevy Silverado, which sees a 36 percent jump, and the Dodge Grand Caravan, which improves nearly 50 percent compared to last March. The Rogue places seventh overall in Canada, while the Corolla continues to light up sales in 2017, seeing a 32 percent sales increase compared to March 2017. The Honda CR-V (10 percent increase) and Toyota RAV4 (7.6 percent increase) round out the top 10.

Sales increases march on in Canada; Rogue sees huge improvement
Sales increases march on in Canada; Rogue sees huge improvement

These numbers equate to an overall increase in sales of three percent for the first three months of the year, compared to the same time from in 2016.

It's not all good news, of course. Hyundai Elantra sales continue to falter, with last month's sales of the compact sedan dropping by 30 percent. That being said, it's still the third-best selling car in Canada, with a comfortable 2,000-plus unit lead over the Mazda3. Hyundai is also one of the few automakers to see a drop in overall brand sales year-over-year, dropping 9.1 percent so far in 2017. General Motors leads automakers in total sales with 30,115, followed by Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (26,531) and Ford Motor (26,480), respectively.

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Additional individual success stories this past month include the Honda HR-V, which improved sales by 80 percent compared to last March, and the Chevy Equinox, which saw sales jump by more than 60 percent when lined up with the same month last year.

There was definitely more good than bad in March 2017, and it's really saying something that overall sales are increasing this year, considering 2016 was a record year for auto sales in Canada. We'll definitely be keeping our eye on these numbers when May rolls around in a few weeks.

Source: Good Car Bad Car

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