57% of the SUVs and crossovers sold in Canada this year, and 56% of October’s SUV/CUV output, are represented in the first table you’ll see below. They account for little more than two out of every ten available utility vehicle nameplates.
The top six sellers generate more than two-thirds of Canada’s utility vehicle sales.
This shows the force these vehicles have, but a closer look reveals that they were actually more dominant a year ago. Last October, these small utilities produced 60% of Canada’s SUV/CUV sales; 59% through the first ten months of 2012.
In other words, the growth among small crossovers hasn’t been quite as substantial as the growth among luxury utilities or the growth among the smallest, most car-like crossovers. The Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax twins brought an additional 1072 sales to October’s SUV/CUV ledger, and they were aided by big increases from the Mini Countryman, Mitsubishi RVR, and Subaru XV Crosstrek, plus an 11% jump in Nissan Juke sales.
Those six vehicles – only four of which existed in Canada at this time one year ago – generated just 2.7% of Canada’s utility vehicle market’s sales during the first ten months of 2012. That figure has risen to 5.8% through the first ten months of 2013.
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. You’ll notice that the + icon has been removed from year-over-year increases, but you can still identify year-over-year declines with the – symbol and red font.