January has traditionally been an exceptionally low-volume month for full-size SUVs in Canada. As a result, the fact that sales slid 7% – despite growth in the market at large – in January 2017 is not likely a sign that full-size SUV sales will fall 7% in calendar year 2017.
They may. But January is not an accurate predictor of any outcome. Only 4.5% of the full-size, volume brand, truck-based, body-on-frame SUVs sold in Canada in 2016 were sold in January, a period that accounts for 8.5% of the calendar.
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Regardless, after dominating the category throughout 2016, GM’s quartet stumbled in January 2017 as Ford, Nissan, and Toyota produced meaningful improvements with the Expedition, Armada, and Sequoia, respectively.
Still, more than half the market went GM’s way, but Chevrolet/GMC full-size SUV volume slid 35%.
In 2016, GM owned 68% of the category. In January 2016, specifically, GM Canada owned 74% of the category.
The top-selling Ford Expedition’s 199 total January 2017 sales represented a 79% year-over-year increase.
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. Mobile users can now thumb across the table for full-width access. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.