Small SUV sales in Canada proved to be down slightly in the month of December but up when you look at 2019 as a whole. This should come as little surprise due to the fact that the segment has stayed strong all year long. The slight drop in December isn’t much to worry about.
The segment was down by about 600 units for the month of December. When you look at the year as a whole, you’ll see that the segment surged by about 17,000 units.
The leader for the segment was the Toyota RAV4. The model was down for the month, but it was up in 2019. The Honda CR-V was the SUV in second place. It, too, saw a drop for December sales, but it was up for the year. Rounding out the top three was the Ford Escape. It was up for December but down for the year.
We’d expect the segment to see a mixed bag of results for sales in 2020, but overall, we’d expect the segment to be up. It will be interesting to see how things go as the year progresses.
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 Small SUVs Last Month
This data table looks at last month’s total small SUV sales volumes in Canada by model. We compare Canadian market small 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 small SUV models sales success in the Canadian market.
This data table looks at quarterly sales performance for the small SUV segment in Canada. It includes all major small SUV models sold in the Canadian market. We compare last quarter’s small SUV Canadian sales at the model level with the same small SUV model sales quarter last year. We also include a growth rate too so you can see which small SUV models are growing and which ones are declining. The quarterly view of small 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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Year to Date Previous Year
Buick Encore GX
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Toyota Corolla Cross
Canada Small SUV Sales by Month (All Models)
This sales data table looks at monthly sales performance for the small SUV segment in Canada on a month to month basis for the entire year so far. It includes all major small SUV models sold in the Canadian market and you can see that the monthly small 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).