Top 5 Best-Selling Trucks In Canada – May 2012


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Toyota Canada Sold Only 543 Tundras In May 2012

Canada’s five best-selling trucks accounted for 15% of the new vehicles sold in May 2012. More than one-third of the Fords sold in Canada in May were F-Series trucks. More than one-quarter of all Chrysler Canada sales were Ram pickups. The Silverado and Sierra were responsible for 34 out of every 100 GM Canada sales. 

FoMoCo, Chrysler Canada, and General Motors sold 81,833 new vehicles in Canada in May. Slightly more than three out of every ten of those Detroit/Torino-derived sales stemmed from the F-Series, Ram, Sierra, or Silverado. The market for those four trucks grew 27.5% compared with May 2011

Dodge – by which we mean Ram, I guess – set a record for monthly Ram sales for the second time in three months. Ford Canada hadn’t sold this many F-Series pickups in a single month since September 2010. Toyota hadn’t sold this many Tacomas in a month since September 2010.

In other words, sales of the (discounted) pickup truck are very healthy in Canada. There are thousands of consumers and businesses who need a truck. And apparently there are thousands more who are willing to tolerate the $126 expense every time they do 650 kilometres of city driving in their F-150 EcoBoost. 

Canada’s top five best-selling trucks in May 2012 are ranked by volume below. GoodCarBadCar will have more on truck sales later in the month. Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for these vehicles and every other automobile on sale in Canada can be accessed through the dropdown menu at the top right of this page or at our Sales Stats home. Links to Canada’s other best seller lists and brand-by-brand rankings are clickable at the bottom of this post.

Rank
Best-Selling Truck
May 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Ford F-Series
10,965 + 46.1% 42,634 + 14.7%
#2
Dodge Ram
6740 + 21.4% 28,974 + 20.1%
#3
GMC Sierra
4522 + 18.8% 17,740 + 4.4%
#4
Chevrolet Silverado
3342 + 4.5% 14,392 – 2.9%
#5
Toyota Tacoma
919 + 94.3% 3801 + 21.6%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales

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