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Nissan Kills Versa Note, RAM Outsells Silverado, Future Toyota Tacoma And Tundra To Share Platform: Quick News

The death of the Nissan Versa Note was expected as more small SUVs arrive. The new RAM 1500 is a better truck than the Chevy Silverado and we have more proof. Platform sharing continues at Toyota and it’s good news.

Nissan Versa Note Dropped From North American Line-up

Nissan Versa Note Orange
Nissan Versa Note Orange

This move is not surprising. Sales of the Nissan Versa Note have dropped considerably in Canada and the US in favor of crossovers. In Canada, sales of the Qashqai have more than doubled while Rogue deliveries have remained steady and strong. And then there’s the cool new sub-compact Kicks which will easily replace the Note.

In the US, the Versa will soldier on. This same car was pulled from Nissan Canada’s portfolio some time ago and contrary to the US, Canada continues to sell the Micra which is not offered in the US. Its future is uncertain, however.

RAM 1500 Outsells Chevrolet Silverado

2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock
2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock | Photo: FCA

Ford’s F-150 is and remains the best-selling full-size pickup in North America. Sales actually increased by over 8% in Canada last month. That the RAM has taken over from the Chevy Silverado as the 2nd top-seller in the US is news.

In Canada, the RAMs been a favorite for a little while demonstrating that we prefer it over the Silverado and the Sierra. In fact, combined deliveries of both GM trucks barely beat the RAM’s numbers (21,335 vs. 19,120).

The new GM trucks have received a fair amount of criticism from the media since its complete overhaul last year and evidence that GM may have missed the mark is beginning to show.

Toyota Tundra and Toyota Tacoma to Share a Platform

2020 Toyota Tundra TRD
2020 Toyota Tundra TRD

There are numerous reasons why this is good news. If you’ve read recent reviews on Toyota’s latest products, all those that share the Japanese giant’s TNGA platform are transformed, and in a good way.

Be it the Camry, RAV4 or Corolla, they’ve become entertaining to drive on top of everything else that makes a Toyota a Toyota. Where the Tacoma and Tundra trucks are concerned, we’re expecting more or less the same thing with a strong likelihood that capabilities will also increase.

No dates have been made official as of yet but odds are that an all-new Tundra will be the first to appear sometime around 2021.

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Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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