Light-truck sales drove the growth in Canada’s new-vehicle market last year, despite the nation’s well-established affinity for small cars. Light-vehicle sales totaled 1.55 million units, up 6.6% from 2009, according to Ward’s data. The jump was led by a 17.9% surge in light-truck deliveries, which accounted for 55.3% of the mix – up from prior-year’s 50%. The trend benefited Europe-based auto makers most on a percentage basis. European manufacturers leveraged Canadians’ light-truck ...

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