Ford F-Series still #1 in truck sales; Oshawa-made Silverado and Sierra take #3 and #4 spots


Published July 18, 2022 at 4:01 pm

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Ford F-150

If you look at the Oshawa-made Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra as 1A and 1B, then sure, a case can be made for General Motors to be number one in truck sales in Canada.

But that’s not it works and the Silverado and the Sierra – despite being nearly identical in specifications – are classed as two vehicles, allowing the Ford F-100 Series to easily claim the title as Canada’s top-selling truck for the first half of 2022, a crown it has proudly held since 2009.

One in thirteen of all vehicles sold in this country this year were Ford 150s and the like, further proof that despite lockdowns, limited supplies due to a lack of micro-chips, and gas pump price hikes that took fuel prices beyond $2 a litre, the love affair between Canadians and their trucks continues to flourish.

1. Ford F-Series: 50,440

First quarter sales of the Ford F-Series trucks lagged a bit but Q2 sales took off as they traditionally do, jumping 11 per cent to 32,222 units, enough for a considerable advantage over second-place Dodge and a one-third share of all of Canada’s full-size truck sales.

2. Ram: 37,641

The Ram 1500 is unlikely to overtake Ford for #1 but is parked comfortably in second place, a good spot to be in at a time when pickup truck demands are booming.

3. Chevrolet Silverado: 27, 690

As that 1A-1B combo, the Silverado and GMC Sierra outsold Ford by 4,313 units in the first six months of 2022. But while GM’s full-size truck offerings posted some nice gains in the second quarter, the year-over-year gains are down nine per cent (Silverado) and 18 per cent (Sierra), giving GM some nervous moments considering the two vehicles make up half the company’s Canadian sales.

Chevrolet Silverado

4. GMC Sierra: 27,063

Sierra sales dipped 14 per cent in the second quarter.

5. Toyota Tacoma: 7,529

The leader in the small/mid-size pick-up truck segment, Toyota controlled one-quarter of the category and after setting a new sales record last year, the truck looks to be heading for a new mark in 2022.

6. Toyota Tundra: 5,122; 7. Ford Maverick: 4,451; 8. Jeep Gladiator: 3,300; 9. Nissan Frontier: 3,278; 10. Chevrolet Colorado: 3,265.

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