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Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada - January 2015

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Canada's small luxury SUV market is booming. We shouldn't be surprised - there are progressively more and more of these vehicles available.


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Make & Model - January 2015
• Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - January 2015


Canada luxury SUV sales chart January 2015
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Over the last few months, the Audi Q3, BMW X4, Lexus NX, Lincoln MKC, Mercedes-Benz GLA, and Porsche Macan entered the market. 

Thus, in a compact category which last year included just one vehicle, sales jumped 163% thanks to assistance from the Q3 and GLA.

One class up, the new nameplates weren't needed in order for the market to expand. January sales of small luxury utilities that were on sale a year ago jumped 8%. But with the X4, NX, MKC, and Macan assisting, segment-wide volume shot up 49%.

Small SUV Sales In Canada - January 2015

2016 Mazda CX-5
January 2015 went against the grain. After a year in which the core Ford Escape-led small SUV/crossover segment shot up 15% compared with 2013, January sales of small utilities slid 3% after climbing 21% a year ago.


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Make & Model - January 2015
• Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - January 2015


Canada small SUV sales chart January 2015
Moreover, the Escape didn't lead the category. Its 5% decline was slight - equal to only 122 fewer sales - but it set the tone for a segment that simply didn't attract as many new buyers as it did a year ago. The Chevrolet Equinox, Dodge Journey, GMC Terrain, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass, Kia Sportage, and Mitsubishi Outlander all posted declines of at least 27%.

Instead of the Escape, the Toyota RAV4 took top honours. And by what a margin: 26 whole units. RAV4 sales jumped 16%. The Honda CR-V, Canada's top-selling SUV/crossover in November and December, jumped 30% year-over-year. The Kia Sorento, in clear-out mode before the 2016 model arrives (and we move it exclusively to the midsize category), was up 22%. 

Large Car Sales In Canada - January 2015

2016 Toyota Avalon
Canadian sales of full-size, volume brand cars dropped 2% in January 2015, a modest 13-unit decline for a category which plunged 17% in calendar year 2014 and 20% in 2013.


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - January 2015
• Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model - January 2015


Canada large car sales chart January 2015
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Increases were reported across a broad cross-section of the category, from the two GM nameplates to the four "import" nameplates, as well. 

The Dodge Charger, though down 14%, led the class with 213 sales. Its sibling, the Chrysler 300, helped FCA earn 41% of the category's sales.

But the overall numbers are nevertheless staggeringly low. These nine cars generated less than 1% of all new vehicle sales activity in January. Combined, they sold less often than the Honda Fit.