The order changed a bit and some new entries made it into the top-ten list
Passenger car sales were down in 2015 but an 8.8% increase in truck and utility vehicle sales, to almost 1.2-million units (the two are combined for reporting purposes), drove total new-vehicle sales to a third consecutive annual record.
While trucks as a group, including CUVs and SUVs, claimed 62.3% of the market, but the utilities were the biggest sellers in that group, with about 38% of total maket share. Here's how the trucks and utilities ranked as individual models.
For the 50th consecutive year, the Ford F-Series was Canada's best-selling truck and it was the best-selling vehicle overall for the sixth year in a row.
With 118,837 trucks sold in 2015, the new aluminum-bodied F-Series' number-one position wasn't under any pressure, but its sales were down by 5.9% from 2014, making it the only pickup in the top ten to suffer a sales decline.
The Ram pickup again ranked number-two in both truck and overall sales, although it trailed Ford by more than 27,000 sales.
Ram's 91,195 sales were up 3.0% from 2014, helping drive FCA to the top sales pot among manufacturers in 2015.
GMC's full-size Sierra pickup vaulted two spots to third in the truck sales rankings, passing both the Ford Escape and the Dodge Grand Caravan for third place. It was fourth in the overall standings, where it slotted in behind the Honda Civic.
Sales of 53,727 Sierras in 2015 were up 11.8% % from the year before, in spite of new in-house competition from the mid-sized GMC Canyon. The Sierra ranked fourth in overall sales.
Ford's compact Escape continued to be Canada's best-selling utility vehicle but it fell one place to fourth in the truck sales rankings.
Escape's 47,726 sales were down 8.6% from 2014, leaving it in fifth place overall, but it still outsold the next CUV/SUV in the rankings by more than 5,000 vehicles.
While the Dodge Grand Caravan continued to be the best-selling minivan by a huge margin, it slipped one place to fifth in the truck rankings.
Grand Caravan sales fell by 9.3% to 46,927 units in 2015, pushing it down to eighth place overall, behind the Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla.
Chevrolet's full-size Silverado maintained its sixth-place ranking on the truck sales charts, but it came within about 600 units of overtaking the Grand Caravan for fifth.
Sales of 46,407 Silverados were up 10.6% from the year before, leaving it in ninth place in overall sales.
The Canadian-built Toyota RAV4 gained a position, surpassing the Honda CR-V for seventh place on the truck chart and making it the second-best-selling CUV/SUV behind the Ford Escape.
RAV4 sales surged by 15.3% in 2015, pushing it past the Mazda3, as well as the Honda CR-V, to 10th place in the overall rankings.
Honda's CR-V, which is the best-selling utility-vehicle in the U.S, slipped a place in the Canadian rankings, from second to third among CUV/SUVs and seventh to eighth on the truck chart.
While it lost a spot in the rankings, CR-V sales were up by 3.4% for the year, in spite of additional competition within Honda showrooms from the new HR-V. The CR-V ranked 11th in overall sales.
Nissan's Rogue maintained its ninth-place position on the truck sales chart in 2015.
While sales a sales increase of 24.3% in 2015 didn't move the Rogue up in the truck rankings, it bounced the compact ute from 15th to 12th in the overall rankings.
A new addition to the truck top ten, the Jeep Cherokee muscled the Hyundai Santa Fe out of tenth place as it catapulted from eighth to fifth in CUV/SUV sales.
A phenomenal sales increase of 41.3% from 2014 – more than 9,000 units – elevated the Cherokee from 20th to 16th in the overall sales rankings.
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