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Top 13 Best-Selling Pickup Trucks In Canada - August 2014 YTD

2015 Ram Laramie Ecodiesel
96.2% of the pickup trucks sold in Canada in August 2014 were full-size models produced by Ford, Ram, General Motors, Toyota, and Nissan. The four top sellers were responsible for producing 96.5% of the 29,681 full-size pickups sold.

Ford's 2% F-Series decline did not place the most popular nameplate in Canada in any danger of losing its best-selling crown, not in August; not year-to-date. Ram P/U sales jumped 14% to 7827 units. Ram's lead over the GM twins - Sierra and Silverado - is down to 934 units heading into September.

The overall pickup truck category was up 3% in August, forming 18% of the overall industry. Total new vehicle sales, however, were up 8%. Through the first eight months of this year, pickup truck sales growth (2%) pales in comparison to the 5% growth seen in the overall Canadian auto industry.

Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - August 2014 YTD

2013 Ford Escape
Canadian auto sales held to a record-setting pace through the first seven months of 2014 with little reason to believe the rate of growth would fall below 2013's selling pace in August.

Chrysler Group reported their highest-ever August sales in Canada last month as Jeep volume more than doubled, even as Fiat, Chrysler, and Dodge car sales slid 32%. 2014 has been kind to the five Chrysler Group brands; there is no sign that the momentum is slowing.

Ford Canada, however, has rebounded to outsell the Chrysler Group in each month since the end of the first quarter. Lincoln played a role in August's victory, as sales nearly doubled. Ford also sold the F-Series in five-digit figures for the fifth consecutive month. 

CAnada auto sales brand market share chart August 2013
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Toyota Canada's 5% gains in August were brought down to some degree by losses at Scion and Lexus. The Toyota brand itself was up 7% as light truck volume jumped 10%.

General Motors' four brands combined for a modest increase, as well, at just 5%. Buick and GMC were GM's winners. 

Porsche Canada volume jumped 66% as the Macan became the brand's best seller in August. 199 Macans were sold compared with 148 Cayennes. Incidentally, Porsche sold 199 Cayennes in August 2013. 

Porsche, of course, was not the leading luxury automaker. That honour belonged to BMW, which outsold the whole Mercedes-Benz division (Sprinter included) by a scant 26 units. BMW sales jumped 26% in August 2014.

August's biggest losers included Scion, Smart, Volvo, and Fiat. Acura was down 12%; Mini fell 10%. On the flip side, Jeep jumped 139%, Maserati volume more than doubled, and both Lincoln and Porsche were up beyond 50%. And what a market in which to be a loser, or for that matter, a winner. Sales jumped 8% in August and are up 5% through the first eight months of 2014 compared with the first eight months of 2013 which began better than any year in history.

Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada - July 2014 YTD

Canada luxury SUV sales chart July 2014
Big boosts from the BMW X1 and X3, plus a substantial increase from the Audi Q5, Canada's top-selling premium brand utility vehicle, led the smaller luxury crossover category to 30% gains in July 2014.

Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - July 2014 YTD
Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - July 2014 YTD
• Canada SUV Sales Rankings By Model - July 2014 YTD

Canada luxury SUV sales chart July 2014
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The Q5, X3, Mercedes-Benz GLK, and Porsche Macan owned 54.4% of the category, down from 58.2% a year ago. 

Among their larger brethren, sales did not rise as quickly in July due to losses at Infiniti (QX60 down 17%), Acura (MDX down 17%), and Volvo, where only 69 XC70s and XC90s were sold in total. 

Land Rover Range Rover Sport volume more than doubled in July. Lexus RX sales slid 2% to 649 units, a July best for premium brand utility vehicles.