At the center point of 2007, Apple arise the aboriginal iPhone. The 13th bearing of the iPhone was arise a dozen years later. Smartphones, it’s absolutely clear, do not accomplish on the aforementioned generational calendar as the auto industry.
To be fair, some iPhone “generations” are absolutely not aboveboard altered from their predecessors. In one sense, there were added like seven iPhone ancestors in 12 years. But that’s still clearly altered from the architecture followed by automakers. Canada’s acknowledged car, the Honda Civic, was alien as a new 10th-generation car for the 2016 archetypal year afterwards a abbreviate four-year lifecycle for the ninth-gen model; the eighth-gen Civic ran for 11 years and the accepted car is acceptable to complete at atomic that abounding archetypal years, as well.
By no agency is the Civic the alone agent to about-face over every bisected decade or so. Canada’s top-selling band of vehicles, the Ford F-Series, was replaced in 2004, 2009, and 2015 afore yet addition about-face in 2021. Canada’s top-selling account vehicle, Toyota’s RAV4, began activity with the 1996 archetypal year and was again re-engineered for 2001, 2006, 2013, and 2019.
As 2021s become added accepted on Canadian new car banker lots, that archetypal backup appearance timeline is not afterwards exceptions. We’re attractive at 13 cartage that access 2021 at atomic a decade back their aftermost generational replacement. Are Canadians still advantageous absorption to aged vehicles? Do anachronous automobiles accomplish any akin of agreeableness back automakers are faced with communicable levels of demand? During a six-month amplitude to activate the year, auto sales in Canada confused by added than a third. What does such a bead in all-embracing aggregate do to a agent that hasn’t been redesigned back Paul Martin was prime minister?
The Frontier is ancient. Teasers of the next-generation Frontier advance the abutting bearing will assuredly arise for the 2022 archetypal year, an alike added capital backup now that Nissan Canada is giving up on the Titan. In the meantime, three years afterwards Frontier aggregate rose to an best aerial of 4,260 units, Frontier bazaar allotment is tanking. In 2020’s first-half auto sales collapse, midsize auto barter aggregate absolutely remained on a about alike keel. Frontier sales, on the added hand, confused by half, and its allotment of the articulation slid by added than bristles credibility to aloof six percent.
The aboriginal Toyota Tundra was hardly undersized, so Toyota affable in abrupt with a appropriately full-size, Texas-built barter for 2007. The Tundra was adverse cogent headwinds, headwinds that abide to this day. Full-size barter buyers are angrily loyal to acceptable Detroit brands. In 2020’s first-half, Tundra sales are bottomward 14 percent to 4,384 units, abundant for 3-percent bazaar share. In 2007, the Tundra’s allotment in the full-size barter class was about 6 percent.
As the Tundra goes, so too goes the Sequoia, which is as abundant Toyota’s acknowledgment to the Chevrolet Tahoe as the Tundra is Toyota’s battling for the Silverado. Sequoia aggregate in 2020 has collapsed by bisected – alone 155 were awash through the end of June. The second-gen Sequoia’s best year was two years afterwards launch, 2010, back 912 were sold. Toyota awash 543 aftermost year while the Tahoe produced 4,147 sales.
The Toyota Land Cruiser that’s awash all about the world, including to the south of our border, doesn’t accomplish it to Canada. Its upmarket sibling, however, has been awash actuality with few cogent changes back 2008. This is the third abundance of the LX afterwards the additional archetypal lingered for about a decade. LX sales slid 31 percent to 415 in 2020’s first-half, a appropriate aftereffect to a 2019 in which 1,053 were awash by year’s end. Amid 2008 and 2018, Lexus averaged alone 431 LX sales per year in Canada. Old age seems to clothing the better Lexus SUV absolutely nicely.
Although this was the aboriginal GT-R to clearly accomplish it to Canadian shores, the Nissan accustomed supercar that landed in time for MY2008 was aloof the latest in a connected band of GT-Rs. And aloof as Nissan has apparent itself agog on dabbling generational about-face for accustomed cars, trucks, and SUVs, the cast additionally persists with the accepted GT-R as it active into its 14th archetypal year. Through two quarters, GT-R sales in Canada in 2020 were bottomward 23 percent to 24. Nissan Canada averaged 109 GT-R sales per year, peaking at 156 in 2016.
It’s underpinned by a belvedere that’s carefully accompanying to that of a two-decade-old Benz. Abounding of its powertrain configurations can be begin in higher-volume FCA products. It borrows its architecture from a 1970s beef car. Put it all calm and you get a authorization to book money. The Challenger hasn’t consistently put up Mustang-like sales figures, but it’s accurate added than abundantly accepted to absolve its connected existence. Challenger sales did booty a big hit in aboriginal 2020, sliding 54 percent to 625 units, year-over-year. 2,041 Challengers were awash in Canada in 2019, bottomward from a 3,422-unit aiguille in 2017, its 10th year on the market.
Fresh off our aboriginal glimpse of what the 2022 Nissan 400Z will attending like, including shots that announce an absolute chiral transmission, the accepted Z enters 2021 as a 13-year-old car. Though beastly and acutely unrefined now, the 370Z was an agitative aftereffect to its 350Z antecedent during an bread-and-butter meltdown. Nissan fabricated it added agitative in 2015 by abbreviation the entry-level Z’s abject amount by $10,000. By 2017, Z sales had jumped to 965, added than bifold 2014’s total. Z sales in 2020’s first-half? Bottomward 55 percent to alone 144.
The Toyota 4Runner doesn’t arise on lists of Canada’s acknowledged account cartage – sales in 2020’s aboriginal bisected were bottomward 24 percent to 3,118 units, a far cry from the 20,596 RAV4s awash during the aforementioned time slot. But 4Runner aggregate 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.
Unlike its abutting relation, the Toyota 4Runner, the Lexus GX has not produced the affectionate of brief acceleration during the Decade of SUVs contrarily accepted as the 2010s. In 2010, Lexus produced 513 GX sales, hardly the being of heroes. GX sales ailing at 662 in 2015, aloof 3 percent of Lexus Canada sales that year. In 2020’s first-half, GX sales were absolutely trending way up, ascent 60 percent to 221. That’s hardly beneath than 3 percent of Lexus sales.
Along with added off-road affable SUVs such as the Toyota 4Runner and Lexus LX, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is affidavit that you can advise an old dog new tricks. Sales of the fourth-gen Grand Cherokee rose 13 percent amid 2011 and 2015, but again attempt up 68 percent amid 2015 and 2019, In 2020’s aboriginal six months, sales of Jeep’s accepted flagship slid 29 percent to 6,839 units.
Direct antagonism for the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 is crumbling faster than our aggregate anamnesis of 2019. Taurus? Impala? Cadenza? Gone. The Canadian-built Charger and its Chrysler accomplice persist, but sales of the big Dodge are falling off a cliff. First-half aggregate plunged 79 percent to alone 631 units as retail address abolished and agile buyers alleged it quits. As for the 300, the cliff-dive is alike added dramatic: first-half aggregate tanked, sliding 84 percent to alone 280 units.
With a V8 option, abounding towing capacity, and 18-carat three-row space, the third-gen Dodge Durango has consistently had a lot activity for it. Aboriginal on, however, Durango address appeared limited. Dodge averaged beneath than 2,500 Durango sales amid 2011 and 2014. Again Durango aggregate aback topped 6K in 2016 and again jumped 33 percent, year-over-year, to a new aerial of 9,220 units in 2019. Durango sales are off aftermost year’s clip by 57 percent, hitting 2,375 units at the end of June.