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Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada - October 2014 YTD

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Remove a trio of new rivals from the Audi Q5's segment and sales of the continuing nameplates still increased in Canada in October 2014, though not at the rate of the overall market. 


• Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - October 2014 YTD
• Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - October 2014 YTD


Canada luxury SUV sales chart October 2014
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Non-Macan/MKC/X4 sales were up 1.6% in October 2014 despite the fact that these new utility vehicles – plus the smaller Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA - were attempting to steal sales. 

They undoubtedly did, but the market for these vehicles is expanding at such a rate that slowdowns were felt by very few of the established small luxury crossover nameplates. The Acura RDX, Audi Q5, BMW X3, Infiniti QX50, and Land Rover LR2 all posted improved Canadian sales both in October and during the first ten months of 2014.

The Q5, even with 345 buyers heading the Q3's way, still rose 4% to 772 units. Year-to-date, no premium brand SUV/crossover has sold as often as the Q5, though Lexus's RX comes close. We'll see soon if increased RX pricing and the NX, yet to arrive, sitting below it will harm RX volume. 

Small SUV Sales In Canada - October 2014 YTD

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Toyota Canada has averaged nearly 4000 monthly RAV4 sales since the beginning of August, a mighty figure for a progressively more popular crossover.


• Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - October 2014 YTD
• Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - October 2014 YTD


Canada small SUV sales chart October 2014
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But the RAV4 is Canada's second-best-selling utility vehicle, not the first. Ford Escape sales slid 5% in October 2014, but sales are up 17% this year. The Escape outsold the RAV4 by a much smaller margin this October than last - 777 units compared with 1769 a year ago - but its dominance was not as all-consuming last month than it has so often been.

Regardless, it's the category's overall sales figures which impress the most. Sales of Escape/RAV4/CR-V-class SUVs shot up 17% last month in an overall SUV/crossover market which rose 15%. They accounted for nearly one out of every five Canadian new vehicle sales last month, more than one out of every five if their six smaller, more car-like alternatives and a trio of true off-roaders are taken into consideration.

Midsize SUV Sales In Canada - October 2014 YTD

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
GM Canada sold 1224 copies of their full-size Lambda-platform crossovers in October 2014, a 32% year-over-year increase as the Enclave jumped 28%, Traverse sales were up 19%, and Acadia sales shot up 44%.


• Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - October 2014 YTD
• Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - October 2014 YTD


Canada midsize SUV sales chart October 2014
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Big gains were were produced by few other three-row utility vehicles last month. The Hyundai Santa Fe XL rose 38% to 429 units, but Toyota Highlander volume slid slightly and the aging Honda Pilot was down 11%. Dodge Durango sales, up 48% this year, slid 32% in October.

The Ford Explorer continues to be Canada's leading three-row utility vehicle, but sales of tweener-sized two rows like the Ford Edge (soon to be replaced) and Hyundai Santa Fe Sport are far stronger. 

Unlike American car buyers, when Canadians think three rows, they're far more likely to pursue a Dodge Grand Caravan than an Explorer.