That fact, in addition to the midsize-leading Toyota Tacoma’s 46% uptick, brought total pickup truck sales volume up by a couple hundred units despite the declines reported by every other pickup truck nameplate.
There is one key reason May 2016 was not as productive as May 2015 across the industry. The auto sales calendar is not the same as the calendar on the back of your office door, and “May” didn’t start until May 3, 2016, shortening the auto sales month.
The shorter sales month explains some of, for instance, the GMC Sierra’s 18% decline, but far from all of it. GMC and Chevrolet have not been able to grow their full-size truck sales in 2016 with any real strength as Ford absolutely takes control of the sector. In May, Ford’s market share among full-size trucks rose to 41%, up from 34% a year ago.
You can click any model name in the table below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. This table is now sortable, so you can rank pickup trucks any which way you like. January best seller lists for cars and SUVs will be published soon.