With 9,443 sales to its credit in May, the F-Series saw its month-over-month (MoM) numbers slip by -3.8 percent, while its year-over-year (YoY) tally was down even more at -15.5 percent. The RAV4’s 7,088 deliveries represented a similar MoM slump, with a drop of -10.5 percent, although its YoY results were much more agreeable at 116.9 percent.
Ram’s Pickup and GMC’s Sierra once again placed third and fourth overall, while the Chevrolet Silverado continued to miss the mark, not even ranking in the top-10 for the second month in a row. The Ram Pickup’s May figures were 5,980 units for an identical -3.8-percent monthly downturn as the F- Series, while its YoY numbers were down by only 12.0 percent for a slightly better result than its blue-oval competitor. The Sierra, on the other hand, which found 5,258 new buyers in May, saw its YoY results improve by 2.1 percent and MoM total drop by the same rate as its closest rivals, at -3.8 percent.
Like April, Honda’s CR-V remained the fifth most popular vehicle in the country throughout May, with a total of 5,046 deliveries representing a MoM gain of 23.2-percent and YoY growth of 63.3 percent, while the brand’s other top-10 A-lister, the Civic, fell down a notch from sixth to seventh position due to just 3,576 sales, swapping places with its arch-rival from Toyota, the Corolla, which achieved 4,592 deliveries last month. These results represented a 25.0-percent MoM gain for the compact Toyota, plus a surge of 77.4 percent YoY, whereas its main challenger in the small car sector saw its MoM sales shrink by 4.0 percent and YoY deliveries increase by just 13.2 percent.
Ford’s Escape managed to hold on to its top-10 ranking for May, although it was pushed down a position to last place by Hyundai’s Tucson that arrived in this coveted group for the first time since February of this year, the two compact crossover SUVs split by Canada’s most popular subcompact utility, the Hyundai Kona. The Tucson found 3,075 new buyers, compared to 2,973 deliveries for the Kona and 2,861 for the Escape, which represented YoY improvements of 85.1 percent, 93.7 percent and 47.2 percent respectively. As for MoM results, the Kona saw its sales fall by -5.7 percent, and the Escape by -3.8 percent.