Driving By Numbers: Canada’s 10 best-selling SUV brands in 2022’s first-half
In Canada, 425,000 SUVs and crossovers were sold during the first-half of the year. Five auto brands that sell the most utility vehicles account for nearly half that volume.
But who are they? And which other automakers carve out a group of 10 top finishers that control over 70 per cent of Canada’s SUV market? Primarily, they’re brands traditionally labeled not as domestics — not the Detroit Three — but rather the so-called import brands.
Rewind 15 years: across Canada’s entire SUV spectrum, General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and Chrysler Group owned 52 per cent of a booming utility vehicle market. Don’t think for a minute that America’s manufacturers lost their grip on the automotive market because they couldn’t keep up on the passenger car side of the ledger. Combined, those three manufacturers have seen their share of Canada’s utility vehicle market fall to just 29 per cent over the last decade and a half.
Would you have guessed, in 2007, that by 2022 Hyundai would sell nearly three times more SUVs and crossovers than Chevrolet? Or that Mazda’s share of Canada’s SUV market would be 5 per cent, two points better than GMC’s? Even if you saw that coming, surely there’s no record of anyone forecasting that Dodge would sell fewer SUVs than Porsche.
These are 2022’s top-selling SUV brands in Canada at the halfway mark.