Large SUV sales in Canada could have been better. The segment was down for both the month of December and 2019 as a whole.
The segment had a rough time in December and was down by about 100 units. That might not seem like much, but when only about 900 models are sold, 100 makes a difference. The segment was down about 240 units for the year. That’s honestly not too bad. Around 16,400 units sold in 2019.
The leader for the segment in Canada was the Ford Expedition. This vehicle would not have been the leader, but it was redesigned recently and its sales were up by nearly 57 percent this year. It will be interesting to see if it can sustain that level of growth in 2020. We think it won’t, but it should still see strong sales.
The Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon filled in the second and third place spots, but Ford’s vehicle manages to steal enough market share from Chevy and GMC that both these vehicles were down in 2019.
We would expect to see sales stay about flat in 2020. They may go up down a little bit but GMC and Chevy have new versions of their SUVs coming out in 2021, so the tides should turn after 2020.
Data will trickle in throughout the day with the numbers being finalized by EOD. GCBC is also happy to announce that we will be adding quarterly sales reports and comparisons in addition to monthly sales comparisons beginning this quarter. We will also be adding monthly sales tables and charts to the mix as well.
Note: FCA US LLC will end its practice of reporting U.S. and Canada sales on a monthly basis following June results. FCA US and FCA Canada will report monthly sales for May and June. The first quarterly report will occur on October 1, 2019, covering the months of July, August, and September.
Canada Best Selling Large SUVs Last Month
This data table looks at last month’s total large SUV sales volumes in Canada by model. We compare Canadian market large SUV model sales for last month with the same month last year. We also include the year to date sales numbers and compare with the same year to date numbers from last year. With both monthly and YTD sales numbers we have a growth rate column so you can better gauge an individual large SUV models sales success in the Canadian market.
This data table looks at quarterly sales performance for the large SUV segment in Canada. It includes all major large SUV models sold in the Canadian market. We compare last quarter’s large SUV Canadian sales at the model level with the same large SUV model sales quarter last year. We also include a growth rate too so you can see which large SUV models are growing and which ones are declining. The quarterly view of large SUV sales at the model level often gives you a better picture of what is happening than monthly because it takes out some of the month to month noise.
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Canada Large SUV Sales by Month (All Models)
This sales data table looks at monthly sales performance for the large SUV segment in Canada on a month to month basis for the entire year so far. It includes all major large SUV models sold in the Canadian market and you can see that the monthly large SUV sales trends clearly. Seeing the individual ports car model sales performance in this way gives you a good sense of the momentum (good or bad).