Pickup trucks are a coveted business for automakers. Even Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk wants in, revealing recently that he plans to add pickups to the suite of vehicles the electric car company already produces. Like passenger cars, the trucks require substantial investment — raw materials, equipment, factories, labor. But less competition means that automakers can charge much more for pickups To better compete in full-size pickup sales, Nissan and Toyota need to grab sales from other slices of the auto market, analysts said. The Japanese “haven’t made massive technology improvements the way Ford or GM have — it’s still not the core of their market,” said Stephanie Brinley, an analyst at IHS Automotive.
Best Selling Pickup Trucks for January 2018 Here you will find the Pickup sales leaders in the United States for December 2017. Each month we compile the pickup model sales data and reports for North American markets and analyze it to create the best selling list below. Quick Navigation If you want more data, check out our last few months of data or .
Also check out our other or dive deeper into . Our Take On The Pickup Sales Numbers Pickup sales in the United States grew by almost 5% on January 2017’s sales, with small and midsize pickup trucks fuelling the growth as full-size pickup sales remained equal to last year’s figures.
America’s favourite pickup, the Ford F-Series, leads the way by starting 2018 with its best January sales since 2004. Strong growth for the Chevrolet Silverado, which takes second place in the countdown balanced out declines for the Ram Pickup in third, with only two other trucks posting year-on-year declines for January.
One of those was the GMC Sierra, a 2019 incarnation of which will be revealed at the beginning of March. Early reports on the new Sierra suggest that GM will focus on better differentiating the Sierra from its relation in this lineup, the Chevrolet Silverado. Sales of the Nissan pickups surged ahead, with both its Frontier and Titan nameplates posting roughly 50% year-on-year increases on last January’s figures. Best Selling Pickup Truck Rankings Top Pickup Sales Figures – This Month This sales table of shows the top pickup sales performers in the United States, including their year on year growth rates both for the most recent month and year to date figures.
Note that this table is sortable and that it fees the chart below. You can easily change the chart by filtering and sorting the below table. For reference US = United States Sales for the month, US LY = Last Year’s United States Sales for the month, US vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate, YTD = United States Sales Year to Date, YTD LY = Last Year’s United States Year to Date Sales, YTD vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate.
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY 8,011 6,413 24.90 8,011 6,413 24.90 40,716 35,553 14.50 40,716 35,553 14.50 58,937 57,995 1.60 58,937 57,995 1.60 2,171 2,059 5.40 2,171 2,059 5.40 11,224 13,732 -18.30 11,224 13,732 -18.30 2,106 2,681 -21.40 2,106 2,681 -21.40 5,901 3,857 53.00 5,901 3,857 53.00 4,051 2,768 46.40 4,051 2,768 46.40 29,358 33,769 -13.10 29,358 33,769 -13.10 16,712 12,509 33.60 16,712 12,509 33.60 7,644 6,628 15.30 7,644 6,628 15.30 Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY Total 186,831 Total 177,964 Total 186,831 Total 177,964 Average 16,984.6 Average 16,178.5 Average 12.90 Average 16,984.6 Average 16,178.5 Average 12.90 Minimum 2,106 Minimum 2,059 Minimum -13.10 Minimum 2,106 Minimum 2,059 Minimum -13.10 Maximum 58,937 Maximum 57,995 Maximum 53.00 Maximum 58,937 Maximum 57,995 Maximum 53.00 Top Pickup Sales Figures – Chart Below is a chart showing how the best selling pickup trucks stack up against each other in terms share of the top spots.
Please note that this isn’t total market share for the total pickup truck market, just how the top models stack up against each other. This chart is synched with the above sales table so you can sort and edit that table to see different cuts of the data in this chart. Coming Soon Pickup Sales Analysis – Year To Date In this table we look at how the broad truck market is split into two major types of model types.
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2018 Ford F-Series. • released the data for the best-selling pick-up trucks in America in 2018. • More than 1.4 million pickup trucks have been sold through the first half of the year.
• The top-3 best-selling trucks in 2018 are the F-Series, Silverado, and Pickup. • The cars that saw the largest year-over-year drop in sales were the Ridgeline, Titan, and Ram Pickup. The U.S. auto market has been strong in the first two quarters of 2018. More than 8.6 million cars have been sold in 2018 through the first half of the year, that's a YTD year-over-year increase of nearly 2%, according to data from Kelley Blue Book, the automotive research company.
Demand for pickup trucks has been particularly strong, with YTD new sales hitting 1,415,389, according to Kelley Blue Book's data. This has come with American consumers making a concurrent decision to All three of America's big three automakers (Ford, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) In fact, the top-3 best-selling trucks so far in 2018 are Ford's F-Series, GM's Chevrolet Silverado, and FCA's Ram Pickup.
But other truck models have broken in and gained market share. The trucks that have made the greatest year-over-year improvement in 2018 are GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, and Toyota Tacoma. In fact, Chevrolet Colorado's year-over-year sales have risen a whopping 38.9% compared to this time in 2017. The cars that saw the largest year-over-year drop in sales are Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Titan, and Ram Pickup.
The Honda Ridgeline saw the greatest year-over-year decline, with its sales down 19.4% as compared to 2017. Americans love their pickup trucks though. Below are the 11 best-selling full-size and mid-size pickup trucks in the first two quarters of 2018.
Who sells the most pickup trucks in America? There is a fierce battle going on between the mainstream truck manufacturers in the United States.
Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, Nissan, Ram, and Toyota are all spending mind boggling amount of time and money to update their trucks and promote/advertise them in the best way possible.
There is also some public trash talking going on, as well as some manufacturers ignoring each other’s claims. What kind of trash talking? GM’s truck marketing manager said “Every truck manufacturer has their sales numbers claims, and we have our own.
We sell the most trucks – period.” He later referred to the Ram Truck brand as “Fiat Ram” at a recent 2016 SEMA speech about their sales numbers. Both Ram and GM claim that they sell the “longest lasting” trucks on the road. (“Longest-lasting line of pickups” – refer to Ram’s 2017 HD Truck fact sheet; “longest-lasting full-size pickups” – refer to Chevrolet Silverado home page).
Ford is claiming 39 consecutive years of F-Series pickup truck sales leadership. Here is a quote from Ford’s recent 2016 Texas Truck Rodeo press release “F-series continues to be the best-selling truck and builds on our momentum as the top-selling truck in the United States for 39 consecutive years.” Let’s not even discuss the commercials that feature dropping of toolboxes and rocks into the truck beds.
Bottom line is, every truck manufacturer desperately wants to have their own “best of” claim and use it to attract buyers. So, who sells the most pickup trucks in America? First, let’s define the “pickup trucks”vehicle class. A pickup truck is any vehicles with an open cargo bed behind the passenger cabin, and a vehicle which is meant for consumer use.
This means that full-size SUVs, commercial vans, medium duty commercial trucks are not included. We could include the vans and medium duty trucks, but this will be done in another report. Let’s do the quick math below. Full-Size Truck Sales – October 2016 Oct 2016 # Oct 2016/2015 YTD 2016 # YTD 2016/2015 % 65,542 0.1% 661,198 5.0% 49,768 -3.6% 475,324 -3.5% 43,891 6.9% 404,977 8.1% 15,050 -18.7% 179,490 -0.4% 9,533 0.2% 94,355 -4.8% 3,181 260.7% 14,155 36.1% Ford F-Series has sold 661,198 pickups so far this year.
GM sold 654,814 Silverados and Sierras together. The margin is thin between the two and anything can happen in the next two months. Ram is still growing by a healthy amount, and the Nissan Titan is picking up momentum with the introduction of the light duty Titan. Midsize Truck Sales – October 2016 Oct 2016 # Oct 2016/2015 YTD 2016 # YTD 2016/2015 % 15,875 4.2% 158,586 6.5% 10,578 49.9% 90,625 28.9% 6,364 33.6% 69,388 45.6% 3,371 NEW 16,118 NEW 2,785 15.3% 29,991 20.7% If you add all of the midsize and full-size trucks for each brand together, here is the following order.
GM sold: 775,430 pickups Ford sold: 661,198 pickups Ram sold: 404,977 pickups Toyota sold: 252,941 pickups Nissan sold: 83,543 pickups Honda sold: 16,118 pickups GM is number one in pickup truck sales when you combine all midsize and full-size pickup trucks. Check out this related TFLtruck video of the 2017 Ford F-150 with the 2nd-gen 3.5L EcoBoost V6 and a 10-speed Automatic transmission:
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