After climbing by an average of 15%, year-over-year, in 2014's twelve months – and 15% in December – Canadian sales of SUVs and crossovers increased much more slowly in January 2015.
The first month of the year saw the slowest pace of growth since June of last year, when utility vehicle volume moved up just 2.1%.
• Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - January 2015
• Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - January 2015
• Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model - January 2015
What's to blame for the degrading expansion? Start with Canada's typical best-selling utility vehicle, the Ford Escape. Sales of the Escape slid 5% in January, a drop of 122 units. Dodge Journey sales tumbled by 750 units, year-over-year. The 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th-best-selling nameplates all suffered decreased January sales.
But again, overall volume did increase. Start with the best-selling Toyota RAV4's 16% jump. The Honda CR-V, Canada's top-selling utility vehicle in November and December, jumped 30%, a gain of 426 units.
• Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - January 2016
• Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - February 2015 YTD
• Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - December & 2014 Year End
• Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - January 2014
Nevertheless, because the overall Canadian auto industry grew at a faster rate than the market for SUVs and crossovers, the share of the market owned by utility vehicle sales slid to 34.1% from 34.5% one year ago.
Reminder: these are January 2015 rankings, but you can sort vehicles by January 2014 volume by clicking the January 2014 column header, or you can rank vehicles by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the SUV/Crossover column header. At any time, click the Rank column to return to the original format. If you're on a mobile device, you may need to choose the full version of the site (at the bottom of the page) in order to use the sortable function.
• Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada - January 2015
• Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada - January 2015
• Canada Truck Sales By Model - January 2015
• Canada Minivan Sales By Model - January 2015
• Canada Commercial Van Sales By Model - January 2015
As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles by selecting a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page.
Click Column Headers To Sort • January 2016 • February 2015 • December 2014 • January 2014
|#6||Hyundai Santa Fe Sport||1,368||1,289||6.1%|
|#12||Jeep Grand Cherokee||769||791||-2.8%|
|#42||Hyundai Santa Fe XL||231||250||-7.6%|
|#45||Land Rover Range Rover Sport||213||215||-0.9%|
|#52.1||Cadillac Escalade *||123||22||459%|
|#52.2||Cadillac Escalade ESV *||30||7||329%|
|#56||Land Rover Range Rover Evoque||127||90||41.1%|
|#63||GMC Yukon XL||94||45||109%|
|T72||Land Rover Range Rover||56||87||-35.6%|
|#76||Land Rover LR4||41||43||-4.7%|
|#84||Land Rover LR2||13||33||-60.6%|
|#86||Toyota Land Cruiser||6||14||-57.1%|
|T87||Toyota FJ Cruiser||2||51||-96.1%|
* Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model's total, not in addition to the model's total.
³ Total Santa Fe sales: up 3.9% to 1599.
º Land Cruiser is a commercial vehicle in Canada. Rather than listing the 500L with the Mini Countryman in these SUV/crossover rankings, it's with cars in large part because it is not available with all-wheel-drive. The placement of numerous crossovers often prompts disagreement, but consider the vehicle type's name: crossover. By its very definition, it crosses over from one category into another. The very act of calling, for example, the Toyota Venza a car or a utility vehicle requires ignorance of the fact that the Venza (or Outback, Crosstour, Encore, Countryman, 500L) is a square peg that can't be squeezed through a round hole.