Auto sales prognosticators are optimistic about March 2013 sales numbers. Both LMC and J.D. Power are predicting a healthy jump in total sales for the month, according to Automotive News, putting the year-end total on target to hit into the mid-15 million unit mark.
For pickup trucks, that's likely to translate into an even healthier outlook, with well over 2 million unit sold projected by the end of the year. And that's with several fewer nameplates than in previous years.
According to the Detroit Free Press, both Ford and GM will be selling close to 1 million pickups each by 2015, largely based on several new light-duty and heavy-duty models scheduled to make their debut between now and then, along with several new powertrain options and new completely new models.
March numbers will give us a good idea of what the remaining three quarters of the year will bring, barring any natural disasters, unforeseen fuel spikes or yet another governmental fiscal cliff. We'll have the numbers for the top pickup truck sales leaders by April 2.