Saskatchewan's love affair with trucks continues

Sales figures released by Statistics Canada show in August, auto dealers in this province sold more than three new trucks for each new car. Compared to the national average, Saskatchewan dealers sold three times as many new trucks as those in the rest of the country.

Pickups, minivans, SUVs dominate new vehicle sales

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.

Statistics Canada

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