The history of Royal Canadian Motors began in 1942 as the Dominion Vehicle Factory Ottawa, Ontario, that produced the Light Multi Purpose Truck and Multi Purpose Truck for WWII. While both lines continued making these vehicles for military and civilian use in lesser numbers, the Victory and Ensign were Dominion’s first consumer models when the Dominion Vehicle Factory was privatised and renamed the Dominion Motor Company in 1946.
In 1974, Dominion acquires Mosport Motorworks, which already provided performance tunes to Dominion cars. Its one model, the Helix, was kept until the Mosport badge even when the company only existed as an in-house tuner for Dominion.
Royal Canadian Motors was created in 1977 with the merger of Dominion Motors Co., Automobiles Mont Royal, and Cascadia Inc. While Cascadia remained as a sub brand, Dominion and Mont Royal were merged into a single entity. RCM also formed a trade deal with the Soviet company Northern Cars for the People (NCP) to distribute and later produce some of their cars for limited sales outside the USSR.
In 1980, Mosport was spun off as its own division while still being RCM’s in-house tuner. 1989 saw the creation of Solo, a youth-oriented budget brand for more light-hearted vehicles.
Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, RCM acquires and privatises NCP as a budget brand for less developed markets. Mont Royal returns in 1997, being spun out of RCM when the need for a standalone luxury division can’t be ignored any longer.
Mosport: (company thread coming Soon™)
Solo: (company thread coming Soon™)
NCP: (company thread coming Soon™)
Mid-size sport: Mongoose
Full-size sport: Alouette
Compact cargo van: Provincial
Passenger van: H
Cargo van: H
Compact SUV: Land Runner
Mid-size SUV: Yukonite
Full-size SUV: Summit
Full-size SUV: Labrador
Compact pickup: CPT
Mid-size pickup: Prairie
Full-size pickup: Summit
Full-size pickup: Labrador
Heavy duty pickup: Hudson
Compact crossover: Carabine
Mid-size crossover: Suburbia
Full-size crossover: Traveller
Dominion/RCM models won’t be posted in chronological order as that’s the main thing that held me back with my last company thread. Models are also subject to change depending on the future selection of bodies.