Unexpectedly, Toyota Corolla defeated Honda Civic for the primary time in 24 years in Canada! For twenty-four years operating, Honda Civic has had the best yearly gross sales within the Canadian auto market. However in 2022, the Toyota Corolla dethroned the Civic and seized the highest spot for itself!
In comparison with Honda’s 29,772 Civic gross sales in Canada in 2022, Toyota was in a position to promote 33,096 Corollas. Though Honda’s and Toyota’s gross sales declined by 31% and 17%, respectively, in 2022, these numbers are huge. Toyota nonetheless managed to say the title of best-selling car in Canada for the 12 months 2022 regardless of the decline in gross sales.
Sam Fiorani, vice chairman of worldwide forecasting at AutoForecast Options, attributes Toyota’s huge number of Corolla fashions to this accomplishment. He believes that Toyota was in a position to outsell Honda in gross sales since there have been quite a lot of trims obtainable.
The vary is extra tempting to Canadian buyers as a result of to a higher number of fashions, together with one with a beginning value decrease than any Civic and an AWD automobile, he continued.
Cyril Dimitris, vice chairman of gross sales and advertising at Toyota Canada, had the next to say to Auto Information concerning this historic achievement:
He additionally mentioned that Toyota’s principal goal was to make each automobile it produced higher for each buyer, to not unseat Honda.
The COVID-19 limits and the dearth of semiconductors are largely blamed for the decline in Honda gross sales.
“I personally suppose we’ve finished an ideal job at preserving this product refreshed. And meaning new powertrains, totally different powertrains, new options. We’ve added all-wheel drive to the automobile. It is available in a hybrid. It is available in new physique types. Most lately, we’ve injected some vitality into the Corolla model with GR Corolla. If you do these issues, we really feel we’re interesting to a broader and broader viewers. And we really feel there’s a Corolla for nearly anyone.”