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Small SUV Sales In Canada - June 2014 YTD

2004 Nissan Xtrail
In June 2014, Ford Canada reported its best Escape sales month in precisely four years. 5908 Escapes were sold last month, more than twice as many sales as the next-best-selling Honda CR-V achieved. Sales of the Escape, Canada's best-selling utility vehicle, reached record highs in calendar year 2013. The Escape is on pace for more than 50,000 sales in 2014. 


• Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - June 2014 YTD
• Canada SUV & Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - June 2014 YTD


Canada small SUV sales chart June 2014
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The Escape was also Canada's best-selling SUV ten years ago. But in 2004, that only meant 20,360 were sold. The market has changed, and in just six months, Ford has already sold more than 25,000 Escapes this year. 

Numerous other utility vehicles are on pace to top that 20K sales mark in Canada this year, from the Chevrolet Equinox (which stumbled mightily along with GM Canada as a whole in June) to the Dodge Journey, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Jeep Cherokee, Nissan Rogue, and Toyota RAV4. 

Midsize SUV Sales In Canada - June 2014 YTD

2014 Buick Enclave brown
June 2014 was a dreadful month for General Motors in Canada. Year-over-year, total sales fell 15%. GM was outsold by the Ford Motor Company, the Chrysler Group, and the Hyundai-Kia tandem. In the four previous Junes, GM Canada had averaged 25,276 sales. But in June of this year, only 21,007 GM vehicles were sold. 


• Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - June 2014 YTD
• Canada SUV & Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - June 2014 YTD


Canada midsize SUV sales chart June 2014
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GM's Lambda platform trio of large, three-row crossovers is a shining example of the June decline. Although Buick Enclave sales were up 7% through the first five months of the year, sales fell 37% in June. 

Chevrolet Traverse sales were nearly chopped in half last month. GMC Acadia volume slid 31%. Not to mention the fact that Saturn didn't sell a single Outlook. *Gasp*

It's not as though Canadians weren't buying big crossovers in June. Extract the Acadia, Enclave, and Traverse from the equation and sales in their category improved 4%. 

We don't know if Canadian consumers have suddenly turned away from GM because of the company's self-inflicted recall crisis. GM wasn't the only automaker to report fewer sales in June 2014 than in June 2013 - Hyundai and Kia sales were down 6%. Nor were the trio of Lambda crossovers the only ones in their class to record losses: sales of the Honda Pilot, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Hyundai Santa Fe XL decreased as well.

Sporty Car Sales In Canada - June 2014 YTD

2014 Porsche 911 Targa black
Jaguar Canada sold 37% more F-Types in June 2014 than in its next-highest-volume Canadian sales month, which occurred just one month earlier. 


• Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - June 2014 YTD
• Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - June 2014 YTD
• Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model - June 2014 YTD


Canada sports car sales chart June 2014
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With a convertible and coupe in the F-Type's stable, the gorgeous, aurally-pleasing, 911-baiting F-Type easily outsold the Audi TT and BMW Z4 combined in June and sold far more often than Mercedes-Benz's SLK, too. The Porsche Boxster and Cayman, however, did combine to outsell the F-Type by five units. 

Although the Canadian automobile market's traditional fondness for cheaper machines is alive and well - Civic outsells Accord, Escape outsells Explorer, C-Class outsells E-Class - the Porsche 911 sells more often than any of these cars. More often than the Boxster and Cayman, combined, as well.