True, Escape volume plunged 9% in Canada in 2015. The GMC Terrain and Jeep Compass lost sales, too. But every other competitor sold more often in 2015 than in 2013, from the 41% and 57% gains of the Jeep Cherokee and Patriot to the Hyundai Tucson’s 38% uptick, the Nissan Rogue’s 24% leap forward, and the Toyota RAV4’s 15% gain. This group of vehicles produced 16.8% of the Canadian auto industry’s volume in 2014; their market share jumped to 18% in 2015.
The gains likely would have been greater were it not for the continued rise of subcompact crossovers, led in 2015 by the Honda HR-V. The HR-V didn’t arrive until the end of the first half of the year, yet during the final 6+ months, Honda sold more HR-Vs than its top-selling rivals managed in the full 12 months of 2015.
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That’s a feat. And the HR-V, together with additional sales from the Fiat 500X, Jeep Renegade, Mazda CX-3, and expanding volume from established players like the Nissan Juke and Subaru XV Crosstrek, the segment jumped 56% in 2015. Popular? Somewhat. The category, collectively, managed slightly more sales than the Ford Escape.
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.