Toronto, Ontario – Light trucks with four-cylinder engines are continuing to gain popularity in Canada, according to a report by J.D. Power and Associates, which called it a “foreseeable trend” based on affordability, fuel efficiency and minimal environmental impact.

Compared with the same period last year, the sale of four-cylinder trucks has increased by 7.5 percentage points, while light trucks with six-cylinder engines decline by 10.7 per cent. Sales of eight-cylinder trucks rose just over three per cent. “Clearly, the growth in both the four- and eight-cylinder trucks comes at the expense of the six-cylinder models,” the company said.

Four-cylinder trucks have consistently moved off dealer lots the fastest, both in the first four months of 2010 and a year ago. However, four-cylinder cars now sit on dealer lots for an average of 66 days, higher than the retail turn rate for all other categories. A year ago, such cars remained on dealer lots for an average of 63 days.

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