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Showing posts with label Small SUV Sales. Show all posts

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%. 

Small SUV Sales In America - January 2015

2015 Chevrolet Equinox
In January 2015, America's best-selling small SUV and best-selling SUV overall was the Honda CR-V, the fifth consecutive month in which the CR-V topped all rivals. 


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - January 2015
• U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - January 2015


USA small SUV sales chart January 2015
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Rewind one year. January 2014 began a three-month span in which the Ford Escape, America's top-selling utility vehicle in 2011, outsold the CR-V. By the end of the first-quarter of 2014, the Escape held a 3657-unit lead over the CR-V. 

Back to the present. The CR-V outsold the Escape by 3157 units in January 2014.

It's together, however, that the top pair of small crossovers forms a dominant duo. Indeed, the top five generated more than half of the small SUV/crossover category's January volume. 

Small SUV Sales In Canada - December 2014 And 2014 Year End

2014 Jeep Cherokee
The Ford Escape was Canada's best-selling small SUV/crossover in 2014 and the country's best-selling utility vehicle overall. 


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Make & Model - 2014 Year End
• Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - 2014 Year End


Canada small SUV sales chart 2014
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Although the Escape wasn't able to outsell all its rivals in the final one-sixth of the year - the Honda CR-V was the top dog in November and December - the Escape's year-end total was 14,514 units superior to the CR-V's. 

Think of it this way, for every CR-V sold in Canada in 2014, Ford Canada sold 1.4 Escapes.

Despite the Escape's continued position at the top of the leaderboard, the small SUV arena is a competitive one. 

Small SUV Sales In America - December 2014 And 2014 Year End

What do the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, Chevrolet Equinox, Nissan Rogue, Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot, Subaru Forester, GMC Terrain, Mazda CX-5, Dodge Journey, Nissan Juke, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and Mini Countryman all have in common?


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - December & 2014 Year End
• U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - 2014 Year End


USA small SUV sales chart 2014
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They each sold more often in the United States in 2014 than in any prior year. Record-setting performances were so common as to be easily ignored in manufacturer press releases. The word "record" was popping up more often than recalls on GM's media site.

The Honda CR-V, for example, didn't just lead all SUVs and crossovers in November, it outsold all passenger cars, as well. There were more CR-Vs sold in America in 2014 than in 2005 and 2006 combined. There were twice as many RAV4s sold in America in 2014 as there were in 2011. Nearly one out of every five non-F-Series Fords sold in America in 2014 was an Escape.

Small SUV Sales In Canada - November 2014 YTD

2015 Honda CR-V
The Honda CR-V was a class leader, overall best-selling utility vehicle, and best-selling Honda in Canada in November 2014. CR-V sales jumped 56%, year-over-year, to a Ford Escape-besting 4461 units.


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


Canada small SUV sales chart November 2014
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Not since December of last year had the CR-V led Canada's SUV/crossover market. (It's the traditional favourite in the United States.) Through the first eleven months of 2014, the CR-V trails the second-ranked Toyota RAV4 by 934 units; the top-ranked Escape by 15,803. 

This category is more competitive in Canada than it is in the U.S., however, despite what the Escape may cause to appear otherwise. It also accounts for a larger percentage of Canadian sales than U.S. sales: 19% in Canada; 15% in the United States.