Long popular in Europe, sports sedans have experienced a steady decline in Canadian sales over the past several decades. However, they do present a unique value proposition with their ability to combine SUV-like versatility, cargo space, car-like driving dynamics and fuel economy. While SUVs and crossovers will remain the hottest new vehicle segments for the foreseeable future, there is some resurgent optimism from auto makers toward the relevance of wagons in Canada.
The popularity of new SUVs, crossovers and pickups is showing no signs of slowing down. Nearly 1.4 million of them were sold in 2017, representing an 8.7 per cent year-over-year increase. As a comparison, approximately 640,000 new passenger cars were sold in 2017, representing a 3.4 per cent decline. In a year of many new milestones, over two million new vehicles were sold for the first time in Canadian history.
This year was record-setting in the Canadian auto industry by many measures. New vehicle sales in 2017 will exceed two million units for the first time in history. The popularity of SUVs and pickups are at an all-time high. And the market share of luxury brands has hit a new peak, representing nearly 12 per cent of new vehicles sold. The rise of the luxury segment is in large part due to expanding model lines and the introduction of new brands, combining to give customers unprecedented choice.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".