Small SUV & Crossover Sales In Canada – October 2013 YTD


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Canada October 2013 small SUV sales chart
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57% of the SUVs and crossovers sold in Canada this year, and 56% of October’s SUV/CUV output, are represented in the first table you’ll see below. They account for little more than two out of every ten available utility vehicle nameplates. 

The top six sellers generate more than two-thirds of Canada’s utility vehicle sales.

This shows the force these vehicles have, but a closer look reveals that they were actually more dominant a year ago. Last October, these small utilities produced 60% of Canada’s SUV/CUV sales; 59% through the first ten months of 2012. 

In other words, the growth among small crossovers hasn’t been quite as substantial as the growth among luxury utilities or the growth among the smallest, most car-like crossovers. The Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax twins brought an additional 1072 sales to October’s SUV/CUV ledger, and they were aided by big increases from the Mini Countryman, Mitsubishi RVR, and Subaru XV Crosstrek, plus an 11% jump in Nissan Juke sales. 

Those six vehicles – only four of which existed in Canada at this time one year ago – generated just 2.7% of Canada’s utility vehicle market’s sales during the first ten months of 2012. That figure has risen to 5.8% through the first ten months of 2013.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank small SUVs and crossovers any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page. You’ll notice that the + icon has been removed from year-over-year increases, but you can still identify year-over-year declines with the – symbol and red font.

Click Column Headers To Sort – October 2014 – November 2013 – September 2013October 2012

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
1790
1700 5.3% 16,714 17,914 – 6.7%
2525
2198 14.9% 24,817 25,219 – 1.6%
4820
4353 10.7% 38,480 37,485 2.7%
1153
1071 7.7% 10,190 10,344 – 1.5%
2578
2577 0.04% 27,581 28,754 – 4.1%
1 – 100% 10 – 100%
1946
2184 – 10.9% 22,167 19,029 16.55
619
1137 – 45.6% 9718 12,468 – 22.1%
96
113
294
491 – 40.1% 5710 5257 8.6%
10 – 100% 13 864 – 98.5%
353
517 – 31.7% 4853 5839 – 16.9%
970
1182 – 17.9% 12,560 12,085 3.9%
652
643 1.4% 6014 7076 – 15.0%
1167
956 22.1% 14,966 9524 57.1%
243 – 100% 3092 – 100%
– 100% 444 – 100%
437
496 – 11.9% 4432 4191 5.8%
1231
993 24.0% 13,851 12,446 11.3%
1102
529 108% 9106 6039 50.8%
40
163 – 75.5% 967 1511 – 36.0%
3051
2512 21.5% 27,996 22,438 24.8%
613
530 15.7% 6008 4905 22.5%
Total
25,437
24,486 3.9% 256,256 246,934 3.8%

Smallest SUVs & Crossovers
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
445
2948
627
6134
231
168 37.5% 1622 1369 18.5%
585
392 49.2% 6419 5451 17.8%
382
345 10.7% 3507 3293 6.5%
662
529 25.1% 5067 1149 341%
Total
2932
1434 104% 25,697 11,262 128%

Offroaders
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
1211
1154 4.9% 16,692 16,868 – 1.0%
63
73 – 13.7% 910 753 20.8%
75
55 36.4% 548 564 – 2.8%
Total
1349
1282 5.2% 18,150 18,185 – 0.2%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ not including 311 Santa Fe XL sales (in October) and 2602 (YTD) which are shown exclusively in the midsize SUV category.
GCBC isn’t here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better, right? This explains why you’ll see the Santa Fe and Sorento listed with midsize SUVs – they’re stuck in between in terms of size – as well as vehicles like the Wrangler and Xterra listed both here and there. The Buick Encore and Subaru XV Crosstrek and their gang are also listed with mainstream cars, because they’re sitting on a fence between SUVs and traditional passenger cars. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.

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Small SUV/CUV Sales In Canada – September 2013 YTD
Small SUV/CUV Sales In Canada – October 2012 YTD
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs & Crossovers In Canada – October 2013
Midsize SUV Sales In Canada – October 2013 YTD
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