Canada’s 10 best-selling pickup vans in 2022’s first-half

The Blue Oval continues to be on the prime of the record, however the place do the opposite pickups place at 2022’s midway mark?

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In seemingly putting opposition to the spring’s surge in gas costs, progress in Canadian gross sales of pickup vans dramatically outpaced the general automotive {industry} throughout the second-quarter of 2022.

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Automobiles, SUVs, crossovers, and vans mixed for a 15-per-cent year-over-year loss in Canadian auto gross sales over the past three months. Pickup truck gross sales, in the meantime, jumped 5 per cent. Meaning pickups grew their market share from 20 per cent in 2021’s second-quarter to 23 per cent this spring.

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The story of Canada’s pickup truck market in early 2022, nevertheless, includes greater than only one robust quarter for the general truck class. Hidden among the many broad image of 177,804 pickups discovering patrons in Canada throughout 2022’s first-half is a very poor first-quarter, delayed deliveries from which helped to push the spring into more healthy territory. Furthermore, a lot of the expansion amongst pickup vans over the previous few months relates much less to the vans you’re in all probability considering of — Silverado? Ram? — and extra to do with small and midsize vans.

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That’s proper: the Ford Maverick is successful. Accessible as a front-wheel-drive hybrid, anathema to the normal pickup crowd of yesteryear, the Maverick was Canada’s second-best-selling non-full-size pickup throughout the second-quarter.

But even supposedly gas-guzzling full-size vans aren’t faring any worse in 2022 than the brand new automobile market as an entire. Gross sales of full-size pickups, undeniably constricted by nearly nonexistent stock, are down 11 per cent year-to-date, on par with the Canadian auto {industry}. With small/midsize pickups rising 27 per cent, whole truck quantity is down solely 6 per cent from 2021’s first-half ranges.

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After a close to seismic shift from the 2 prime vans to kick off the 12 months, the place do particular person vans stand at 2022’s midway mark? We’ve assembled the ten best-selling pickup vans in Canada for a six-month efficiency evaluate to find out which vans are dominating and which vans are battered by headwinds.

10. Chevrolet Colorado: 3,265, down 1 per cent

The Chevrolet Colorado is simply one-half of Common Motors’ midsize effort. Mixed, the Colorado and its GMC Canyon twin personal one-fifth of Canada’s midsize truck class. These aren’t frivolous numbers, nevertheless it’s clear that GM’s capability to compete within the smaller truck class bears no resemblance to GM’s full-size capability. The larger Silverado and Sierra managed 37 per cent of full-size truck gross sales in 2022’s first-half.

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2022 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X
2022 Nissan Frontier Professional-4X Photograph by Brendan McAleer

9. Nissan Frontier: 3,278

Frontier’s hiatus in 2021 gave technique to a principally new truck with new energy, trendy tech, a big gas effectivity enchancment, and sharp styling. Predictably, given industry-wide provide points, Frontier availability isn’t what Nissan would need for a newly launched truck, however the Frontier is choosing up steam. Within the second-quarter, 1,809 Frontiers had been offered, a 23-per-cent enchancment from the primary three months of the 12 months.

8. Jeep Gladiator: 3,300, up 59 per cent

As rugged and aggressively designed as any pickup in the marketplace, the Wrangler-related Jeep Gladiator is producing better year-over-year gross sales progress than some other truck. Actually, second-quarter quantity almost doubled to 1,708 models, a part of a nearly brand-wide surge at Jeep. Regardless of the entire auto {industry}’s present complexities, whole Jeep gross sales are up 20 per cent in Canada this 12 months.

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Ford Maverick XL
Ford Maverick XL Photograph by Brendan McAleer

7. Ford Maverick: 4,451

Now ranked No.2 amongst non-full-size vans, the Ford Maverick is outselling its two most evident rivals — Honda Ridgeline and Hyundai Santa Cruz — by a 62-per-cent margin. Not solely is the Maverick’s mixture of availability and demand inflicting it to outperform the 2 different unibody pickups, the Maverick can also be rendering the Ford Ranger invisible. Ranger quantity is down 60 per cent to 2,491 models in 2022’s first-half.

Evaluate the specs of those small pickups: Ford Maverick vs Honda Ridgeline vs Hyundai Santa Cruz

6. Toyota Tundra: 5,122, up 56 per cent

As at all times, the Toyota Tundra doesn’t promote at something remotely similar to the degrees produced by its Detroit rivals. However that doesn’t imply the Tundra, essentially the most not too long ago redesigned full-size pickup truck in the marketplace, doesn’t put up large numbers. They’re simply not, effectively, stratospheric. Toyota, for instance, is extra more likely to promote a Tundra than a 4Runner, Venza, Prius, or Corolla Cross. Extra importantly, Toyota Canada is pacing towards its first 10,000+ gross sales 12 months for the Tundra since 2018.

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5. Toyota Tacoma: 7,529, up 2 per cent

Though Ford and GM each hit the small/midsize pickup truck phase with two vans, no one sells extra vans to non-full-size patrons than Toyota. One-quarter of the phase is Tacoma-controlled. After a 2021 during which Tacoma gross sales hit an all-time Canadian excessive of 14,878, Toyota is monitoring towards a brand new file for the Tacoma, even within the midst of the {industry}’s pervasive provide constraints.

4. GMC Sierra: 27,063, down 18 per cent

Though a lot of its rivals bounced again from the winter with a robust spring quarter, the GMC Sierra didn’t. Q2 quantity slipped 14 per cent, a lack of greater than 2,200 gross sales for the Sierra. 12 months-to-date, the Sierra and its Silverado twin have mixed to shed 8,512 gross sales, on par with the losses incurred by GM’s prime rival.

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3. Chevrolet Silverado: 27,690, down 9 per cent

As a duo, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra mixed to promote Canada’s top-selling solo truck line by 4,313 models in 2022’s first-half, however they’re trending within the unsuitable course. Whereas Canada’s two prime vans posted significant year-over-year positive factors within the second-quarter, the third-ranked Silverado and fourth-ranked Sierra proceed to slip. Fifty per cent of GM Canada’s year-to-date gross sales stem from the Silverado and Sierra.

2. Ram P/U: 37,641, down 5 per cent

The Ram truck line’s 6-per-cent year-over-year second-quarter enchancment is indicative of its father or mother firm’s distinctive positioning in early 2022. Gross sales throughout Stellantis are up 4 per cent in Canada to date this 12 months, driving the corporate’s market share up by almost two proportion factors to 12 per cent.

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2022 Ford F-150 Tremor
2022 Ford F-150 Tremor Photograph by Ford

1. Ford F-Collection: 50,440, down 15 per cent

On condition that the Blue Oval is at all times keen to shout from the mountaintops about its truck’s gross sales success — 56 years as Canada’s truck chief — the first-quarter’s slender three-unit victory over the No.2 Ram doubtless led to some nervous glances across the boardroom desk. However when spring sprung, so too did the F-Collection. 12 months-over-year, second-quarter F-Collection quantity jumped 11 per cent to 32,222 models, sufficient for a 66-per-cent margin between Ford and Ram. Of Canada’s full-size truck gross sales in 2022’s first-half, 34 per cent had been Fords. Maybe extra impressively, just below 8 per cent of all new automobiles offered between April and June had been Ford F-150s and Tremendous Dutys.


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