Small SUV Sales In Canada – May 2016 YTD


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Canadian sales of small SUVs, led by the Toyota RAV4, improved marginally in May 2016 as the auto industry suffered a slight downturn caused by an abbreviated sales month that didn’t begin until May 3. 

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

Massive gains from the new Hyundai Tucson and newer Kia Sportage, Korean platform partners, generated an additional 2000 sales for the small SUV/crossover segment. Toyota added more than 600 sales with the RAV4. Mazda’s CX-5 rose by 282 units.

Many of the losses in the sector, meanwhile, were not so severe as to not be fully explained by the shortened sales month. 

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The quirky auto sales calendar included two fewer selling days in May 2016 than in May 2015, meaning sales of the Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain, Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, and Subaru Forester increased on a daily selling rate basis in May. 

Subcompact crossover volume jumped 37% thanks in large part to vehicles which were only just getting underway at this stage of 2015. The Honda HR-V, Fiat 500X, and Jeep Renegade were responsible for 1626 of the segment’s additional sales in May 2016. Without them, the segment’s volume decreased in May.

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 • June 2016 • April 2016May 2015

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
May
2016
May
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
2032
2051 -0.9% 7410 7744 -4.3%
1408
2630 -46.5% 6221 9828 -36.7%
4279
5403 -20.8% 16,687 18,871 -11.1%
1081
1088 -0.6% 4190 4188 0.0%
3523
3644 -3.3% 16,349 15,275 7.0%
2521
1385 82.0% 9255 6624 39.7%
3236
3312 -2.3% 13,940 11,082 25.8%
889
716 24.2% 2357 1760 33.9%
1053
1528 -31.1% 3843 4202 -8.5%
1659
800 107% 4589 2426 89.2%
2188
1906 14.8% 9458 8532 10.9%
457
361 26.6% 2404 1824 31.8%
3526
3595 -1.9% 14,163 13,180 7.5%
1362
1394 -2.3% 5177 4857 6.6%
4870
4235 15.0% 19,444 16,632 16.9%
1254
1151 8.9% 4789 4614 3.8%
Total
35,338
35,199 0.4% 140,276 131,639 6.6%

Subcompact SUVs & Crossovers
May
2016
May
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
490
450 8.9% 2000 1741 14.9%
821
806 1.9% 3598 2603 38.2%
165
4 4025% 414 4 10,250%
1065
4231
460
60 667% 2059 241 754%
848
717 18.3% 3919 717 447%
61
129 -52.7% 332 426 -22.1%
497
577 -13.9% 2555 2099 21.7%
394
486 -18.9% 1848 1894 -2.4%
857
893 -4.0% 3581 3226 11.0%
Total
5658
4122 37.3% 24,537 12,951 89.5%

Offroaders
May
2016
May
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
2240
2485 -9.9% 8168 8994 -9.2%
10
320 -96.9% 222 631 -64.8%
8 -100%
Total
2250
2805 -19.8% 8390 9633 -12.9%

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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Midsize SUV Sales In Canada – May 2016