Canadian sales of full-size, volume brand, truck-based SUVs jumped 22% in May 2016 as a success follow-up to the early part of the year. Large SUV volume was up 26% through the first-third of 2016 thanks to sales gains from every member of the field.
That trait didn’t hold true during the month of May. The previous top seller, Chevrolet’s Tahoe, slid 1.5% to 196 units, second-best in class. Sales of the outdated Toyota Sequoia fell 6%, a loss of three units. The Nissan Armada, transitioning to a Nissan Patrol platform already used by the Infiniti QX80, tumbled 65%.
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GM Canada continued to hold court in the full-size SUV category, claiming 58% market share in May.
But the Ford Expedition shot up 79% to 416 units. The Expedition, you’ll recall, includes sales of both the regular and long-wheelbase full-size Ford SUVs.
Not only does GM split their sales across multiple models, but the different wheelbases produce different names: Suburban and Tahoe at Chevrolet; Yukon and Yukon XL at GMC.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canada auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. This table is 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.