SUV sales in Canada for the month of April were up by about 4,400 units. The YTD numbers showed an increase as well. The segment was up around 11,800 units so far this year.
Leading the pack in terms of sales volume was the Toyota RAV4 with a sales increase of roughly 24 percent. It was followed by the Honda CR-V, which saw a roughly 12 percent decrease in sales. Rounding out the top three was the Ford Escape with a sales increase of around three percent.
Models that were high sellers that saw significant sales increases include the Jeep Wrangler, Hyundai Kona, and Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Qashqui, and the Dodge Durango.
While there were many models that saw increases, there were some notable sales decreases, too. These included the Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Chevrolet Equinox.
Important note: Both Ford and GM have switched to quarterly reporting, making it more difficult to accurately gauge crossover sales. We won’t have results to report for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Ford or Lincoln until the end of each quarter.