Before the long-awaited, fourth-generation Lincoln Navigator was even launched, sales were already on the rise, climbing higher in four consecutive years through from 2014 to 2017. But 2018 has told an entirely different story for the new version of Lincoln’s two-decade-old full-size SUV. Closely related to the Ford Expedition, itself an F-150-related SUV, the Navigator is finally the verifiable luxury SUV it always deserved to be: sufficiently differentiated and thought by many to be a class leader. Lincoln will sell more than 1,000 Navigators in Canada in 2018 for the first time since 2005.
Nissan Armada: 1,144, up 33 per cent
No longer directly related to the Titan with which it shares a powertrain, the Nissan Armada in second-gen form is very much a sixth-gen Nissan Patrol, renamed for duty in North American markets. Armada sales kicked off in 2004, but the latest is attracting far more buyers, producing 139-per-cent more sales in a record 2017 than just three years earlier. Rather, 2017 was a record year. With three months remaining in 2018, the Armada has already set a new record and is on track for nearly 1,500 Canadian sales by year’s end