Chrysler overtakes FoMoCo in Canada as No. 1 light truck seller

2011 Ram 1500

FoMoCo may be the No.1 pickup truck seller in the United States but Chrysler Group LLC recently overtook the Dearborn automaker as the biggest seller of light trucks in Canada this year.

Sales of light trucks, which includes pickups, minivans and SUVs, grew twice as fast as total auto deliveries in Canada during the first half of 2011. The growth was boosted by a growth in construction jobs.

Chrysler led deliveries last month for the first time since January.

Sales of Chrysler’s Dodge Journey, increased more than Ford’s Escape and Chevrolet’s Equinox. That helped Chrysler come within less than 4,000 total deliveries of becoming the No. 2 automaker in Canada.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Bloomberg