Indeed, the Escape most of all. In a category that’s grown by more than 8% in 2015’s first nine months, the Ford Escape’s volume has plunged 10%, a loss of nearly 4100 sales for Ford Canada’s dealers. Many of its competitors are actually gaining market share, not only in their own segment but in the overall SUV/CUV sector.
The Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Cherokee, Mazda CX-5, Nissan Rogue, and Toyota RAV4 are all outpacing the industry, the segment, and the SUV/CUV sector.
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But there’s no denying that some crossover buyers are thinking small. With an increasing number of options – 2015 has hosted the debuts of four subcompact utility vehicles – sales of the smallest crossovers are up 41% in 2015.
Granted, that’s not the kind of growth these vehicles are experiencing this year in the United States, where the Chevrolet Trax is a brand new, rather than a thoroughly established, product.
Yet from a market share standpoint, the subcompact SUV subset is a more active force in Canada than it is in the U.S.. Only 6% of the SUVs and crossovers sold in the U.S. so far this year were volume brand subcompact crossovers; 7% in Canada.
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.