Saskatchewan's love affair with trucks continues
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.