Large SUV Sales In Canada – May 2016 YTD


2015 Ford Expedition grey rear view

Canadian sales of full-size, volume brand, truck-based SUVs jumped 22% in May 2016 as a success follow-up to the early part of the year. Large SUV volume was up 26% through the first-third of 2016 thanks to sales gains from every member of the field.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – May 2016 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – May 2016 YTD

That trait didn’t hold true during the month of May. The previous top seller, Chevrolet’s Tahoe, slid 1.5% to 196 units, second-best in class. Sales of the outdated Toyota Sequoia fell 6%, a loss of three units. The Nissan Armada, transitioning to a Nissan Patrol platform already used by the Infiniti QX80, tumbled 65%.

Canada large SUV sales chart May 2016
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GM Canada continued to hold court in the full-size SUV category, claiming 58% market share in May. 

But the Ford Expedition shot up 79% to 416 units. The Expedition, you’ll recall, includes sales of both the regular and long-wheelbase full-size Ford SUVs. 

Not only does GM split their sales across multiple models, but the different wheelbases produce different names: Suburban and Tahoe at Chevrolet; Yukon and Yukon XL at GMC. 

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canada auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. This table is sortable, so you can rank large sport-utility vehicles 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 2016 • April 2016May 2015

SUV
May
2016
May
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD

Change
159
137 16.1% 750 435 72.4%
196
199 -1.5% 1032 921 12.1%
416
232 79.3% 1078 826 30.5%
155
137 13.1% 788 726 8.5%
168
134 25.4% 803 568 41.4%
33
73 -64.8% 243 280 -13.2%
46
49 -6.1% 322 262 22.9%
Total
1173
961 22.1% 5016 4018 24.8%

Source: Automakers

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