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Canadian vehicle companies often rely on single models for bulk of sales‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Sports, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on February 17, 2013 at 3:00 AM

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Canadian vehicle companies often rely on single models for bulk of sales

 

Platform sharing, flexible manufacturing and brand narrowcasting allow vehicle manufacturers to target ever-narrowing consumer niches with highly differentiated product offerings, but bread-and-butter models still account for majority shares of their parent OEMs’ sales.

 

Despite these trends, many manufacturers – including full-line automakers such as Ford and Toyota – remain heavily invested in individual model nameplates. The F-Series and Corolla, for example, accounted for 39.4 percent and 23.9 percent (respectively) of total Ford and Toyota light vehicle sales in 2012. This, despite the fact that these brands each fielded vehicle lines numbering in the double digits.

 

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It is important to note that this analysis contains certain data anomalies due to the way in which vehicle brands report sales. For instance, while Fiat only fields a single model at present (500), variants of that car (i.e., convertible, Abarth) are reported as separate models. This practice contrasts with those of manufacturers like BMW or Ford, which report all 3-Series and F-Series variants under single respective banners. We have chosen to adhere to each company’s preferred model breakdown.

 

Of special interest is the degree to which many manufacturers rely on C-size vehicles. Mazda (Mazda3 @ 54.9%), Honda (Civic @ 49.4%) and Volkswagen (Jetta @ 45.5%) derive the lion’s share of their brand volumes from single compact models. Hyundai (Elantra @37.4%), Toyota (Corolla @ 23.9%), Nissan (Rogue @ 19.3%) and Kia (Forte @ 19.1%) all possess strengths in B and D-size segments, yet all achieve disproportionate success with their C-size product. Likewise, luxury brands like Lincoln (MKX @ 61.8%), Porsche (Cayenne @ 54.2%), Lexus (RX @ 47.2%) and Cadillac (SRX @ 46.7%) are notably dependent on D-size crossovers to drive volume and profits.

 

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DesRosiers Automotive Reports – January Observations‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on February 7, 2013 at 3:00 AM

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DesRosiers Automotive Reports – Canadian Sales December 2012‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Sports, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on January 19, 2013 at 3:00 AM

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Numbers to look for in year-end sales

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 8, 2013 at 3:00 AM

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Numbers to look for in year-end sales

 

With December year-end sales due to be released tomorrow, count with us as we mark several key milestones that we will be looking for in the year-end numbers. Read the rest of this entry »

DesRosiers Vehicle Import Study – “Four times more Porsches imported than Hyundais”‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Sports, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on November 15, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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DesRosiers Vehicle Import Study – “Four times more Porsches imported than Hyundais”

 

 

Ø  42 percent of ‘used’ vehicle imports in 2011 were from current model years

Ø  Four times more Porsches imported than Hyundais

Ø  Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota the largest volume brands for imports

 

A new report from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. indicates that the majority of ‘used’ vehicles imported into Canada are from recent model years with the 2010-12 model years combined representing approximately 42% of all imports in 2011.  The DesRosiers Vehicle Import Study, new from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. (DAC), demonstrates the effects that cross-border trade continues to have on Canada’s new and used vehicle markets. Read the rest of this entry »

DesRosiers Automotive Reports – Observations

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 22, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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A full version of this article can also be found in the DesRosiers Automotive Reports published by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. For more information on these reports please contact Albena Saltcheva at (905)881-0400 x18 or albena@desrosiers.ca or visit http://www.desrosiers.ca Read the rest of this entry »

Desrosiers Automotive Reports

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Sports, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on August 13, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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Residual Value of Light Vehicles on the Rise!‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Sports, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on August 11, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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Book Review: Dennis DesRosiers’ The Best of Observations

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on June 29, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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By Rachel Muenz

Apart from working in auto parts factories for a couple of summers, I have little knowledge or interest in the Canadian automotive industry. But, I found Dennis DesRosiers’ collection of articles on this topic not only informative but also quite fascinating at times. Read the rest of this entry »

December 2010 Automotive Sales

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on January 13, 2011 at 8:00 AM

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December 2010

By Dennis Desrosiers

Attached are preliminary light vehicle sales for Canada. We found out today that Suzuki will likely be reporting tomorrow so the attached includes full year sales for all OEM and Jan to November sales for Suzuki. I decided I’d rather have something out on the street rather than wait until tomorrow. As soon as Suzuki reports I’ll update the chart and re-send it to everyone. Sorry. Read the rest of this entry »

November 2010 Car Sales

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on November 27, 2010 at 8:00 AM

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My Observations for November … this month I discuss the Outlook for the Automotive Aftermarket or as some in the industry call it … the parts and service business or as car dealers call it … Fixed Operations. What ever it is called it looks pretty good for selected players in the coming years.

Dennis

Light Vehicle Sales – October 2010‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on November 9, 2010 at 8:00 AM

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Light Vehicle Sales – October 2010

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Attached are light vehicle sales for the month of October and year to date. Sales in October were up only 1.4 percent and given the massive amount of incentives in the market this year compared to a year earlier it appears that the vehicle companies are not getting much bang for their buck. That being said October 2010 at 123.2 thousand units was the best October since 2002 ( 134.7K units) and the second best October on record. And this is reflected in the SAAR ( attached ) which came in at 1.61 million units. If you look at the six month trailing average number you will see that each month it is creeping up slightly which is positive for the short term outlook for vehicle sales in Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

60th birthday and 25th anniversary of our company‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on September 7, 2010 at 6:11 PM

By Dennis DesRosiers

This Sunday September 12’th I turn the big 60 and this November the 28’th the company completes it’s 25’th year in business. Read the rest of this entry »

July 2010 Car Sales

In Beauty, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Sports, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on September 3, 2010 at 8:00 AM

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Dennis DesRosiers – September 3, 2010

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By Dennis DesRosiers

I was away on vacation last week ( yes I do take time off once in a while) when the July sales numbers were released so didn’t do a write up. But I wanted to at least send out some quick thoughts. Read the rest of this entry »

Car Conference

In Beauty, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Sports, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on August 28, 2010 at 8:00 AM

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Dennis DesRosiers – August 28, 2010

Once in a while a really good idea comes along and this is one of them. Read the rest of this entry »

Decade in Review – Part 44 – WD Store Counts – 2000 to 2009

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on August 26, 2010 at 8:00 AM

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Attached are store counts for the major WD/Buying Groups in Canada for 2000 to 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

State of Canadian Auto Manufacturing … one year later

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on August 25, 2010 at 8:00 AM

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Dennis DesRosiers – August 25, 2010

By Dennis DesRosiers

Well it’s been a year now since GM and Chrysler emerged from bankrupcy with a billion of taxpayer dollars in their pockets. I looked at a long list of issues in the industry lately ( I’m on vacation as a write this … call me anal ) and the results with one exception were impressive … lets see now Read the rest of this entry »

Light Vehicle Sales – May 2010 (updated to include Volvo )‏

In Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, travel, Writing (all kinds) on July 20, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Dennis DesRosiers – July 20, 2010

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By Dennis DesRosiers

Comparables … a nasty little word that many OEMs don’t like to include in their monthly press releases. By this I mean everyone likes to be selective in terms of which months they compare their sales to with the obvious intend of making themselves look good. Read the rest of this entry »

May 2010 Car Sales

In Beauty, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on July 17, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Dennis DesRosiers – July 17, 2010

The Car Industry

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on July 14, 2010 at 8:00 AM

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Dennis DesRosiers – July 14, 2010

By Dennis DesRosiers

The Globe and Mail is putting on a “Green Agenda Forum” at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Friday morning June 4’th. Green Agenda is a national platform for automotive manufacturers to explain their case on new technologies, regulatory realities and consumer benefits and there will very interesting and exciting presentations from a number of OEMs. The event is hosted by Michael Vaughan and Jeremy Cato who are always entertaining but from a strong knowledge base. I’m the kick off speaker and will do my best to tell the “REAL” story as to how this will play out over the next few years. I won’t mince my words, I promise. And best of all it is FREE as in it won’t cost you anything although seating is limited. Read the rest of this entry »

April 2010

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on July 13, 2010 at 8:00 AM

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Dennis DesRosiers – July 13, 2010

By Dennis DesRosiers

There’s a new sheriff in town. Attached is our top ten list for the month of April and for the year to date. And for the first time in about a decade there is a new leader on the passenger side of the equation. Barely mind you but the Mazda3 was the best selling passenger car in April and YTD. This is the first time in a very long time that the Honda Civic has not been a run away leader this far into the new year. So there is a new sheriff in passenger car town although I’m sure the incumbant will have something to say about that over the remainder of the year. Don’t you just love a good fight. Read the rest of this entry »

Green Agenda

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel on May 31, 2010 at 9:45 AM

Dennis Desrosiers – May 31, 2010

Coming Up on Donna Magazine

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on March 14, 2010 at 8:26 AM

Coming Up on Donna Magazine, there will be reviews from books by Dennis Desrosiers, Mikaya Heart and others. Look out for them soon.

The Decade in Review – Part 6 – Entry Level Vehcile Sales‏

In Beauty, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on January 13, 2010 at 8:48 AM

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Attached are two tables on the entry level vehicle segments in Canada for 2000 to 2009. One table documents sales by each of the sub-segments within the entry level market and the other looks at sales by brand. Read the rest of this entry »

The Decade in Review – Part 5 – The Number of New Vehicle Dealers‏

In Beauty, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on January 11, 2010 at 9:28 AM

Dennis Desrosiers – January 11, 2010

Attached are new car dealer counts by brand for the decade. I break out dealer counts by the dealers that are selling primarily luxury brand vehicles from those that are what I call full line dealers. There are a couple of issue with this data though. First, Lincoln and Cadillac dealer counts are not available separate from their parent company totals so I can’t include them in the luxury dealer table. Second, I have no where to put Mini and smart dealers so I include them in the full line table of dealers even though they are very narrow in their product scope. Read the rest of this entry »

The Decade of Cars in Review

In Beauty, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on January 7, 2010 at 6:26 PM

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By Dennis Desrosiers

Attached are sales per dealer for the decade. I sent a note out about these a few days ago but there was a technical error that I wanted to correct. We were never able to get the number of smart car dealers which operate out of Mercedes Benz stores so we always included smart sales as part of the Mercedes-Benz sales per dealers numbers. Mercedes-Benz has now provided me with accurate smart dealer counts so we are able to provide a cleaner analysis with MB broken out separate from smart. We always did break out BMW and Mini so the previous analysis did warp the analysis slightly. Read the rest of this entry »

Cars and Trucks

In Beauty, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on January 7, 2010 at 1:02 PM

Dennis Desrosiers – January 7, 2010

Attached are light vehicle sales for 2000 to 2009 by brand of vehicle sold.

The decade witnessed the start of start up in Canada of three new vehicle brands, first was Mitsubishi in 2002, the second was Maybach in 2003 and the last was smart in 2004. You could technically include KIA in this list. KIA started in 1999 but their first full year was the year 2000. There also was the loss of one brand. Daewoo left Canada as a stand alone in 2002 although GM absorbed all their models immediately and sold them through the GM dealer network. Read the rest of this entry »

Dennis Desrosiers Thoughts for the Day

In Beauty, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on January 6, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Dennis Desrosiers – January 6, 2010

By Dennis Desrosiers

Attached are sales for 2000 to 2009 for passenger cars versus light trucks and for the D-3 nameplates versus the import nameplates although I don’t know why we analysts break out the D-3 from the import nameplates anymore. The three of them are radically different especially after the last 12 months of crisis. Each also are very different from a structural point of view and position and performance in the market. But none the less this is still how the industry looks at things so I’ll also do it this way. I will promise to send you though an analysis by brand in the next day or two that doesn’t have this problem so bear with me. Read the rest of this entry »

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