Canadian sales of SUVs and crossovers grew by more than 14% in April 2015, and the 18 vehicles you see in the first list below accounted for 58% of the 64,000 utility vehicles sold in Canada last month.
Collectively, because of declines from the Chevrolet Equinox, Dodge Journey, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Jeep Compass, and Subaru Forester, this group of vehicles didn’t expand at the same rate as the overall SUV/CUV sector. Yet this is the segment which powers so much of the Canadian auto industry.
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Ford’s Escape, for example, is Canada’s eighth-best-selling vehicle through the first four months of 2015 and will likely move up the leaderboard in May. Together, the Escape and its two best-selling rivals from Toyota and Honda accounted for 7% of the new vehicles sold in Canada in April.
As family vehicles, these vehicles are now the normal choice. Canada’s midsize car market generated a piddling 13,000 sales in April, less than the Escape, RAV4, CR-V, and Rogue alone.
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 small SUVs and crossovers any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.