Canadian sales of full-size SUVs were never as strong as they were in the United States, and they never fell as sharply.
In advance of what we knew would be a very different month of results in May 2014, GCBC’s founder and editor explored the subject over on Autofocus.ca. Now that May’s results have poured in, the uptick is obvious.
Sales of GM’s Chevy/GMC quartet jumped 135% to 1047 units in May 2014. They’re up 7.4% to 1861 year-to-date. In other words, 56% of the company’s year-to-date volume was generated in the month of May alone; in 20% of the allotted time.
Bigger, not just newer, proved to be better, as well. The Suburban and Yukon XL generated seven out of every ten sales produced by the foursome. In total, the quartet owned 86.3% of the market; 61.7% year-to-date.
Every competitor reported severe year-over-year decreases in May. The GM SUVs were dominant players in old age. Now that they’re new, it’s only more difficult to attract buyers to the antiquated Nissan Armada.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank large sport-utility vehicles any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.