Midsize SUV Sales In Canada – June 2014 YTD


2014 Buick Enclave brown

June 2014 was a dreadful month for General Motors in Canada. Year-over-year, total sales fell 15%. GM was outsold by the Ford Motor Company, the Chrysler Group, and the Hyundai-Kia tandem. In the four previous Junes, GM Canada had averaged 25,276 sales. But in June of this year, only 21,007 GM vehicles were sold. 

• Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – June 2014 YTD
• Canada SUV & Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – June 2014 YTD

Canada midsize SUV sales chart June 2014
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GM’s Lambda platform trio of large, three-row crossovers is a shining example of the June decline. Although Buick Enclave sales were up 7% through the first five months of the year, sales fell 37% in June. 

Chevrolet Traverse sales were nearly chopped in half last month. GMC Acadia volume slid 31%. Not to mention the fact that Saturn didn’t sell a single Outlook. *Gasp*

It’s not as though Canadians weren’t buying big crossovers in June. Extract the Acadia, Enclave, and Traverse from the equation and sales in their category improved 4%. 

We don’t know if Canadian consumers have suddenly turned away from GM because of the company’s self-inflicted recall crisis. GM wasn’t the only automaker to report fewer sales in June 2014 than in June 2013 – Hyundai and Kia sales were down 6%. Nor were the trio of Lambda crossovers the only ones in their class to record losses: sales of the Honda Pilot, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Hyundai Santa Fe XL decreased as well.

But forgetting the overall GM complex for a moment, consider the plight of dealers. They combined to sell 3700 fewer new vehicles last month than at the same time one year ago, 6876 fewer than in June 2012. True, there are fewer GM dealers competing over the company’s Canadian sales than their used to be, but GM is also selling far fewer vehicles since Pontiac, Saturn, Oldsmobile, and Hummer disappeared. 

GM Canada sales in 2014 will likely amount to around half the total GM achieved in 2005. Moreover, at this moment the dealers are selling fewer copies of their more profitable vehicles: these crossovers, for example, and their pickup trucks, sales of which slid 17% in June.

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 SUVs and crossovers any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • June 2015 • July 2014 • May 2014June 2013

SUV
June
2014
June
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
279
443 -37.0% 1530 1611 -5.0%
259
498 -48.0% 1731 1732 -0.1%
398
113 252% 1916 1090 75.8%
2607
2612 -0.2% 9098 9184 -0.9%
1187
1048 13.3% 5972 5302 12.6%
542
426 27.2% 1488 1547 -3.8%
431
626 -31.2% 2845 2271 25.3%
545
578 -5.7% 2926 2733 7.1%
1907
2168 -12.0% 14,066 12,703 10.7%
329
385 -14.5% 2539 1008 152%
22 -100% 356 -100%
1100
1394 -21.1% 5695 5716 -0.4%
1569
1895 -17.2% 6951 7433 -6.5%
132
62 113% 718 862 -16.7%
419
283 48.1% 1857 1936 -4.1%
857
598 43.3% 4825 3257 48.1%
9
24 -62.5% 90 108 -16.7%
289
222 30.2% 1897 1327 43.0%
1204
704 71.0% 5263 3634 44.8%
177
204 -13.2% 998 1049 -4.9%
Total
14,240
14,305 -0.5% 72,405 64,859 11.6%

Offroaders
June
2014
June
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
2553
2238 14.1% 11,476 10,161 12.9%
57
93 -38.7% 576 655 -12.1%
62
60 3.3% 434 332 30.7%
Total
2672
2391 11.8% 12,486 11,148 12.0%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
June
2014
June
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
76
96 -20.8% 412 617 -33.2%
534
522 2.3% 3342 2976 12.3%
711
819 -13.2% 4078 4696 -13.2%
Total
1321
1437 -8.1% 7832 8289 -5.5%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown 
^ Total Santa Fe volume: down 12.4% to 2236 in June; up 21.1% to 16,605 YTD.
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. This explains why you’ll see the Wrangler and Xterra listed with small SUVs, too, and the Subaru Outback shown with mainstream cars… because readers have wanted it both ways. 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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