The GCBC Analysis
Minivan sales in Canada, much like in the U.S., have had a tough go of it this year. The segment simply isn’t performing very well. The segment was down about 640 units for the month of May and that’s with two different models seeing significant gains. YTD the segment was down about 7,300 sales.
Despite the significant declines, the Kia Sedona is having a very good year in Canada. The model was up about 74 percent for the month of May and around 32 percent so far this year.
Other models aren’t having a good year so far, and the only other model to see a rise in sales in the month of May was the Honda Odyssey. It saw a sales rise of around six percent.
With more shoppers turning to SUVs and three-row crossovers, this is not a surprise. Slow minivan sales will likely continue as the year moves forward.
Best Selling Minivan Rankings
Minivan Sales Figures – This Month
|Model||Month||Month LY||Change||YTD||YTD LY||YTD Change|
|Dodge Grand Caravan||2,407||3,277||-26.55||13,199||18,230||-27.60|
|∑ = 6,136||∑ = 6,979||∑ = 27,753||∑ = 35,020|
Minivan Sales by Quarter
|modelName||Q1 2019||Q1 2018||Year To Date||Year to Date Previous Year||Change|
|Dodge Grand Caravan||8,206||9,013||13,199||9,013||-9.0|
|∑ = 15,822||∑ = 18,654|
Important note: Both Ford and GM have switched to quarterly reporting, making it more difficult to accurately gauge crossover sales. We won’t have results to report for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Ford or Lincoln until the end of each quarter.