That rate of expansion is faster than the category's growth rate in the first-half of 2016. Much of the credit goes to July's leader, the Honda CR-V, sales of which jumped 53% to 5012 units, an all-time monthly Canadian sales record for the CR-V during the same month in which American Honda, with 36,017 sales, broke the automaker's 11-month-old all-time monthly U.S. CR-V sales record.
Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - July 2016 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - July 2016 YTD
The Toyota RAV4, meanwhile, produced 4540 Canadian sales in July 2016, enough to hold steady with a 3875-unit margin over the Ford Escape, Canada's second-ranked utility vehicle through the first seven months of 2016.