The Chevrolet Silverado Is Canada’s 4th-Ranked
Truck, But Sales Fell 38% In December 2012
Canadians acquired just 19,493 pickup trucks in December 2012, down 20% from 24,604 in December 2011. Three of Canada’s four best-selling trucks posted serious year-over-year declines, leading to a loss of 3546 units, and that’s before we consider the impact of Ford’s now defunct Ranger.
Ford sold 1006 Rangers in December 2011 but not a single one in December 2012, the first such month since Ford announced the end of North American Ranger sales. Ram, by which we mean Dodge, didn’t report a single Dakota sale, but we’ve become accustomed to the missing Ram sibling. The loss of 1006 Ranger sales weren’t made up by the F-Series, not this month. F-Series sales dropped 11.6%.
Of course, Ford set records with its full year F-Series sales. In 2012, Ford sold more than 100,000 F-Series pickups for the first time ever. In fact, this was the first time any nameplate has ever sold on more than 100,000 occasions in Canada. It helps that Ford has seemingly millions of different F-Series variants.
You can find year end sales results for every pickup truck nameplate in the table below, but GoodCarBadCar.net will post a 2012 best seller list in a few minutes, one where the order at the bottom of the list are altered slightly. Click any of the linked-up vehicles in the table below to find historical monthly and yearly sales figures.