Small SUV Sales In Canada – October 2015 YTD


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Canadian sales of compact SUVs and crossovers jumped 19% in October 2015, a massive leap for a category that had grown more slowly than the overall SUV/crossover sector through the first three-quarters of 2015.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – October 2015 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – October 2015 YTD

Rare was the small SUV that didn’t grow its October volume, year-over-year. Only the Dodge Journey and Ford Escape – the latter is Canada’s best-selling utility vehicle so far this year – posted fewer sales in October 2015 than in October 2014. Many of the gains were significant: Tucson sales jumped 81%, Tiguan volume shot up 56%, Rogue sales increased by 55%.

As more vehicles become available, Canadians continue to buy and lease far more subcompact SUVs and crossovers this year than they did a year ago. Category-wide sales more than doubled in October 2015. 

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Canada small SUV sales chart October 2015
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Interestingly, just as Japanese auto brands became a North American force by beginning their trek with small cars, they are now the dominant force in the subcompact utility market, as well. Seven out of every ten subcompact utilities sold in Canada in October hailed from Japanese brands: Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Subaru. 

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.

Click Column Headers To Sort • October 2016 • November 2015 • September 2015October 2014

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1782
1425 25.1% 16,574 16,827 -1.5%
2030
2068 -1.8% 21,186 21,584 -1.8%
3913
4568 -14.3% 40,423 45,152 -10.5%
1064
919 15.8% 9188 10,090 -8.9%
3630
2759 31.6% 32,928 28,620 15.1%
1663
919 81.0% 14,010 10,575 32.5%
2964
2067 43.4% 26,125 18,469 41.5%
359
350 2.6% 2993 5382 -44.4%
426
412 3.4% 8373 4962 68.7%
623
597 4.4% 5535 5353 3.4%
2031
1960 3.6% 18,873 17,007 11.0%
625
572 9.3% 5104 4637 10.1%
3204
2071 54.7% 30,699 24,359 26.0%
1228
938 30.9% 10,542 10,493 0.5%
4355
3791 14.9% 35,575 30,974 14.9%
1008
648 55.6% 9622 8807 9.3%
Total
30,905
26,064 18.6% 287,750 263,291 9.3%

Subcompact SUVs & Crossovers
October 2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
475
420 13.1% 4117 4765 -13.6%
904
851 6.2% 6749 7452 -9.4%
64
505
1746
7173
312
1617
1020
5373
200
152 31.6% 1200 1567 -23.4%
578
733 -21.1% 4976 5693 -12.6%
383
264 45.1% 3895 3232 20.5%
812
654 24.2% 7108 6020 18.1%
Total
6494
3074 111% 42,713 28,729 48.7%

Offroaders
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1495
1360 9.9% 18,360 19,987 -8.1%
157
68 131% 1489 868 71.5%
18 -100% 8 602 -98.7%
Total
1652
1446 14.2% 19,857 21,457 -7.5%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
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 Encore and XV Crosstrek are listed with small cars, too, and the pricey FJ Cruiser and Xterra with midsizers, as well… 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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