For the longstanding industry tradition of reporting monthly new-vehicle sales, the dominoes are falling.
In fact — the game is now more or less over.
Audi, BMW, Nissan, Porsche and Volkswagen have made back-to-back announcements that they will stop reporting their model-by-model monthly sales results across the United States, switching instead to quarterly reports.
All but Nissan will do the same in Canada. But Nissan might follow suit.
"For now we will continue with a monthly reporting in Canada," spokesman Didier Marsaud said in an email.
Toyota has joined the rebellion by brands that represent the bulk of U.S. sales, although last week it held out the possibility of at least making its monthly results available on a less formal basis. A Canadian decision hasn't yet been made.
The stampede away from tradition follows similar decisions by U.S. automakers.