Trucks outsell passenger cars

Trucks now outsell passenger cars across Canada. Still, compared to sales figures for the rest of the country, auto dealers in Saskatchewan sell triple the number of new trucks. (Don Somers/CBC)

Saskatchewan drivers continue to steer away from cars, in favour of trucks.

Sales figures compiled by auto manufacturers show Saskatchewan consumers purchased 5,748 new vehicles in August. The figures show an increase of 371 new trucks, compared to the same period in 2012.

Trucks started to overtake the sale of passenger cars in Saskatchewan in the late 1990s. Statistics Canada lumps sales of sport-utility vehicles and minivans in its "truck" category.

Nationally, new trucks outsell new cars. Even so, truck sales in Saskatchewan triple the national average.

Overall, new vehicle sales in this province have more than doubled over the past 20 years.

Cars and Trucks sold in Saskatchewan (1983 to 2013)

Cars and Trucks sold in Canada (1983 to 2013)

Statistics Canada