Canadians purchased or leased 28,806 pickup trucks in March 2013. That’s up 4.5% from 27,572 truck sales in March 2012. But 15 different truck nameplates were sold in March of last year, and one of those trucks, the Ford Ranger, was Canada’s sixth-best-selling pickup.
Only 13 truck nameplates were sold in Canada in March 2013. Like for like, the truck category was up 7.5% from 26,797 units at this time last year.
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Canada’s auto industry fell slightly less than 1% in March. So far this year, Canada’s new vehicle market has fallen 1.9%. Meanwhile, pickup truck sales are up to 67,785 from 64,964 in the first quarter of 2012, a 4.3% improvement. That includes the disappearance of 2104 Ford Ranger sales and 24 Dodge Dakotas.
In January, February, and March, Canada’s five best-selling pickup trucks sold more often than they did last year. The biggest gains, both on a percentage scale and on strictly volumetric terms, were generated by the two biggest-selling trucks. Canada’s best-selling vehicle, the Ford F-Series, posted gains of 2892 units in the first quarter; Ram Pickup sales in Chrysler showrooms are up by 2178.
You can click the model name of any of these trucks in the table below to find historical monthly and yearly sales figures from both Canada and the United States. At any time, you can select a make and/or model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page to find such data. The table below is also sortable, so you can rank these vehicles alphabetically or by year-to-date results or any which way you like.