Sales of pickups in Canada began to grow rapidly when the economic crisis came to an end.
Then came the year 2018 and five years rise streak of the pickup came to an end. But anyway, Canadian businesses, government agencies, and individuals, in any case, acquired more new pickups in 2018 than in any of these years after the recession, driving.ca reports.
But the growth rate was clearly not sustainable. Total car sales rose by almost 40 percent between 2009 and 2017. Pickup sales showed a 75 percent increase over the same period. At some point, the transition to stability was about to begin, and it began in 2018.
Pickup sales have fallen by 28,000 units in the past 12 months. Most of these losses accounted for a huge full-size category, which accounts for 9 out of every 10 sales. The implementation of medium-sized pickups, on the other hand, actually increased by 7 percent, even before the launch of the new Ford Ranger and Jeep Gladiator.
According to the world's automakers, these are now 11 of the best-selling pickups in Canada:
11. Honda Ridgeline: 4,094
10. Nissan Frontier: 4.134
9. Nissan Titan: 5.445
8. GMC Canyon: 6,706
7. Chevrolet Colorado: 9,348
6. Toyota Tundra: 11,738
5. Toyota Tacoma: 13,878
4. Chevrolet Silverado: 55,334
3. GMC Sierra: 56,242
2. Ram P / U: 84,854
1. Ford F-Series: 145,694
Also the new Land Rover, that was discontinued two years ago, Land Rover Defender will return to the North American market in early 2020 in a new design. The official premiere of the new model will take place in 2019, said Kim McCullough, vice president of marketing for the British company. Representatives of the brand do not speak about which markets, except for the USA and Canada, the British will move to.
The new generation SUV will remain an all-terrain vehicle but will be much more technological than its predecessor. Now prototypes are being tested at temperatures between -40 and +48 degrees and in high mountains at an altitude of up to 4 thousand meters above sea level. Tests are conducted in different countries and climate zones, in different road conditions.