Large SUV Sales In America - November 2016 YTD

2017 Chevrolet Suburban black
Full-size SUV sales shot up 40% in November 2016 in the United States, a hugely successful follow-up to a ten-month stretch in which sales had grown 19%. 

Not only did General Motors produce massive improvements – sales jumped 32% to 25,795 units, or 76% of the market – but lower-volume competitors from Ford, Nissan, and Toyota all produced improvements, as well.

Large SUV Sales In Canada - November 2016 YTD

2017 GMC Yukon silver
Canadian sales of full-size SUVs more than tripled to 2711 units in November 2016 as General Motors Canada increased its share of the volume brand, body-on-frame SUV segment to 85%. 

GM owned 69% of the full-size SUV category one year ago; 65% through the first ten months of 2016. But Canadian sales of the Chevrolet Suburban more than tripled in November 2016. The Chevrolet Tahoe, the highest-volume GM full-size SUV, more than quadrupled its Canadian November sales. The GMC Yukon nearly quadrupled its November tally. GMC's Yukon XL volume grew by more than five times.

Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In America - November 2016

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Pickup trucks earned all three podium positions on this list of America's 30 best-selling vehicles in November 2016 as part of a segment that earned 16% of the overall U.S. auto industry's sales volume.

Led by the Ford F-Series that jumped 11% year-over-year, the top truck trio grabbed seven out of every ten pickup truck sales.

The Toyota Corolla narrowly pipped the Toyota Camry as America's best-selling car in November. Another Toyota, the RAV4, claimed top spot amongst SUVs and crossovers. Toyotas ranked as America's fourth, fifth, and sixth-best-selling vehicles in November.

Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada - November 2016

2016 GMC Sierra Crew Cab
A 9% drop from the Honda Civic, typically Canada's third-best-selling car, opened up an opportunity for the GMC Sierra to land a podium position in November 2016. The Sierra ranked third on this list of Canada's 30 best-selling vehicles behind two pickup trucks: the Ford F-Series and Ram P/U. 

Combined with the sixth-ranked Chevrolet Silverado, a Sierra twin, the GM full-size truck tandem outsold the Ram by 2733 units in November and by 8098 units through the first 11 months of 2016.

Pickup truck sales soared to 32,710 units in Canada in November, a 31% increase that shot pickup truck market share past 20%. 

Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America - November 2016

2016 Jeep Cherokee
Among volume vehicles, those that can sell (on a pro-rated basis) more than 30,000 units per year, the two fastest-declining models in America in November 2016 were Chryslers.

One, the Chrysler 200, is soon to be defunct. Sales tumbled 72% in November.

The other, the Chrysler 300, continues. Sales of the 300 fell 45% in November 2016 but are up 2% this year. U.S. Chrysler 300 volume has decreased in three consecutive months.

Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America - November 2016

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC43 AMG 4Matic
The Lexus RX reported a 5% year-over-year U.S. sales slide in November 2016 but was still, by far and away, America's top-selling luxury brand vehicle. 

RX sales, at 10,269 units, were 3008-sales stronger than the next-best Mercedes-Benz C-Class and nearly twice as strong as the next-best-selling luxury utility vehicle, the Cadillac XT5. 

Among vehicles with base prices above $50,000, the Mercedes-Benz GLE, formerly known as the M-Class, topped the charts in November. GLE sales fell 11% and are down 1% this year. 

Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada - November 2016

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The Ford Escape, traditionally Canada's best-selling utility vehicle but a consistent silver medallist in 2016, topped the SUV/crossover sector with a 935-unit margin of victory in November 2016. Escape sales jumped 11%. The year-to-date leading Toyota RAV4, almost assured of ending the year as the top seller in the category, slid 2% to 3640 units and third place. 

Escape sales are down 2%, year-over-year, through 2016's first 11 months. The compact Ford's five best-selling rivals are all on track for all-time annual records.

Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada - November 2016

2017 Mazda 3 red and grey
Despite a 9% year-over-year decline, the Honda Civic still trounced its nearest rival by a 1,039-unit margin in Canada to end November more than 14,000 sales ahead of the Hyundai Elantra heading into the final month of the year.

2016 will be the 19th consecutive year of Honda Civic passenger car sales leadership in Canada. As a new tenth-generation car, Civic sales are up 1% this year, an admittedly modest uptick for an all-new version of Canada's favourite car. Yet the Civic's share of the overall car market has increased to 10% in 2016 from 9% last year.