Sales of the 10 oldest vehicles on the Canadian market in 2020

Table of Contents

At the halfway point of 2007, Apple released the first iPhone. The 13th generation of the iPhone was released a dozen years later. Smartphones, it’s quite clear, do not operate on the same generational timetable as the auto industry.

To be fair, some iPhone “generations” are decidedly not wholeheartedly different from their predecessors. In one sense, there were more like seven iPhone generations in 12 years. But that’s still markedly different from the format followed by automakers. Canada’s best-selling car, the Honda Civic, was introduced as a new 10th-generation car for the 2016 model year after a short four-year lifecycle for the ninth-gen model; the eighth-gen Civic ran for 11 years and the current car is likely to complete at least that many model years, as well.

By no means is the Civic the only vehicle to turn over every half decade or so. Canada’s top-selling line of vehicles, the Ford F-Series, was replaced in 2004, 2009, and 2015 before yet another switcheroo in 2021. Canada’s top-selling utility vehicle, Toyota’s RAV4, began life with the 1996 model year and was then re-engineered for 2001, 2006, 2013, and 2019.

As 2021s become more common on Canadian new car dealer lots, that typical replacement phase timeline is not without exceptions. We’re looking at 13 vehicles that enter 2021 at least a decade since their last generational replacement. Are Canadians still paying attention to antiquated vehicles? Do outdated automobiles generate any level of desirability when automakers are faced with pandemic levels of demand? During a six-month stretch to begin the year, auto sales in Canada tumbled by more than a third. What does such a drop in overall volume do to a vehicle that hasn’t been redesigned since Paul Martin was prime minister?

Nissan Frontier: 2005

The Frontier is ancient. Teasers of the next-generation Frontier suggest the next generation will finally appear for the 2022 model year, an even more essential replacement now that Nissan Canada is giving up on the Titan. In the meantime, three years after Frontier volume rose to an all-time high of 4,260 units, Frontier market share is tanking. In 2020’s first-half auto sales collapse, midsize pickup truck volume actually remained on a nearly even keel. Frontier sales, on the other hand, tumbled by half, and its share of the segment slid by more than five points to just six percent.

Toyota Tundra: 2007

The first Toyota Tundra was slightly undersized, so Toyota dove in headlong with a properly full-size, Texas-built truck for 2007. The Tundra was facing significant headwinds, headwinds that persist to this day. Full-size truck buyers are fiercely loyal to traditional Detroit brands. In 2020’s first-half, Tundra sales are down 14 percent to 4,384 units, enough for 3-percent market share. In 2007, the Tundra’s share in the full-size truck category was nearly 6 percent.

Toyota Sequoia: 2008

As the Tundra goes, so too goes the Sequoia, which is as much Toyota’s answer to the Chevrolet Tahoe as the Tundra is Toyota’s rival for the Silverado. Sequoia volume in 2020 has fallen by half – only 155 were sold through the end of June. The second-gen Sequoia’s best year was two years after launch, 2010, when 912 were sold. Toyota sold 543 last year while the Tahoe produced 4,147 sales.

Lexus LX: 2008

The Toyota Land Cruiser that’s sold all around the world, including to the south of our border, doesn’t make it to Canada. Its upmarket sibling, however, has been sold here with few significant changes since 2008. This is the third iteration of the LX after the second model lingered for nearly a decade. LX sales slid 31 percent to 415 in 2020’s first-half, a decent follow-up to a 2019 in which 1,053 were sold by year’s end. Between 2008 and 2018, Lexus averaged only 431 LX sales per year in Canada. Old age seems to suit the biggest Lexus SUV quite nicely.

Nissan GT-R: 2008

Although this was the first GT-R to officially make it to Canadian shores, the Nissan everyday supercar that landed in time for MY2008 was just the latest in a long line of GT-Rs. And just as Nissan has shown itself keen on delaying generational changeover for everyday cars, trucks, and SUVs, the brand likewise persists with the current GT-R as it heads into its 14th model year. Through two quarters, GT-R sales in Canada in 2020 were down 23 percent to 24. Nissan Canada averaged 109 GT-R sales per year, peaking at 156 in 2016.

2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Scat Pack 392 Widebody

Dodge Challenger: 2008

It’s underpinned by a platform that’s closely related to that of a two-decade-old Benz. Many of its powertrain configurations can be found in higher-volume FCA products. It borrows its design from a 1970s muscle car. Put it all together and you get a license to print money. The Challenger hasn’t always put up Mustang-like sales figures, but it’s proven more than sufficiently popular to justify its continued existence. Challenger sales did take a big hit in early 2020, sliding 54 percent to 625 units, year-over-year. 2,041 Challengers were sold in Canada in 2019, down from a 3,422-unit peak in 2017, its 10th year on the market.

2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition

Nissan 370Z: 2009

Fresh off our first glimpse of what the 2022 Nissan 400Z will look like, including shots that indicate an actual manual transmission, the current Z enters 2021 as a 13-year-old car. Though brutish and seemingly unrefined now, the 370Z was an exciting follow-up to its 350Z predecessor during an economic meltdown. Nissan made it more exciting in 2015 by reducing the entry-level Z’s base price by $10,000. By 2017, Z sales had jumped to 965, more than double 2014’s total. Z sales in 2020’s first-half? Down 55 percent to only 144.

Toyota 4Runner: 2010

The Toyota 4Runner doesn’t appear on lists of Canada’s best-selling utility vehicles – sales in 2020’s first half were down 24 percent to 3,118 units, a far cry from the 20,596 RAV4s sold during the same time slot. But 4Runner volume has steadily risen over the fifth-generation’s tenure, from 2,820 in 2010 to 5,736 in 2015 to 8,230 in 2019, the 4Runner’s best year ever.

Lexus GX: 2010

Unlike its close relation, the Toyota 4Runner, the Lexus GX has not produced the kind of meteoric rise during the Decade of SUVs otherwise known as the 2010s. In 2010, Lexus produced 513 GX sales, hardly the stuff of heroes. GX sales peaked at 662 in 2015, just 3 percent of Lexus Canada sales that year. In 2020’s first-half, GX sales were actually trending way up, rising 60 percent to 221. That’s slightly less than 3 percent of Lexus sales.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Jeep Grand Cherokee: 2011

Along with other off-road friendly SUVs such as the Toyota 4Runner and Lexus LX, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is proof that you can teach an old dog new tricks. Sales of the fourth-gen Grand Cherokee rose 13 percent between 2011 and 2015, but then shot up 68 percent between 2015 and 2019, In 2020’s first six months, sales of Jeep’s current flagship slid 29 percent to 6,839 units.

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye

Dodge Charger/Chrysler 300: 2011

Direct competition for the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 is fading faster than our collective memory of 2019. Taurus? Impala? Cadenza? Gone. The Canadian-built Charger and its Chrysler partner persist, but sales of the big Dodge are falling off a cliff. First-half volume plunged 79 percent to only 631 units as retail demand disappeared and fleet buyers called it quits. As for the 300, the cliff-dive is even more dramatic: first-half volume tanked, sliding 84 percent to only 280 units.

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

Dodge Durango: 2011

With a V8 option, ample towing capacity, and genuine three-row space, the third-gen Dodge Durango has always had a lot going for it. Early on, however, Durango appeal appeared limited. Dodge averaged fewer than 2,500 Durango sales between 2011 and 2014. Then Durango volume suddenly topped 6K in 2016 and then jumped 33 percent, year-over-year, to a new high of 9,220 units in 2019. Durango sales are off last year’s pace by 57 percent, hitting 2,375 units at the end of June.

Source Article

send message
Iam Guest Posting Services
I Have 2000 sites
Status : Indexed All
Good DA : 20-60
Different Niche | Category
Drip Feed Allowed
I can instant publish

My Services :

1. I will do your orders maximum of 1x24 hours, if at the time I'm online, I will do a maximum of 1 hour and the process is
2. If any of your orders are not completed a maximum of 1x24 hours, you do not have to pay me, or free.
3. For the weekend, I usually online, that weekend when I'm not online, it means I'm working Monday.
4. For the payment, maximum payed one day after published live link.
5. Payment via PayPal account.

If you interesting, please reply

Thank You