Double-digit sales growth year-over-year for full-size pickup trucks looks like it will continue for the big truck makers, which is a welcome relief. Helped by relatively stable fuel prices (although certainly high), an improving construction segment and growing (albeit slow) consumer confidence, pickup truck sales are buoying the industry. Ford continues to be the far-and-away leader, but the gains Ram Truck is making cannot be denied. Of course, with the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra 1500s coming online throughout the summer (double cabs and regular cabs), GM is likely to benefit as well.
At this rate, some experts are predicting the total number of vehicles sold in the U.S. (barring any significant economic events) should be close to 16 million units, a level we haven't seen for quite a while. The outlook still looks good for the industry, and the fact that quite a few truck dealerships are doing well will help local economies as well.
Finally, congratulations are in order for the Honda Ridgeline, which overtook the full-size Nissan Titan for the ninth position in our Top 15 countdown for the first time since it was introduced in 2005 as a 2006 model.
|Rank||YTD Sales||YTD vs. 2012
||Year-Over-Year||Monthly Sales||vs. Month 2012|
|1||Ford F-Series||+22.0%||June 2013||68,009||+23.6%|
|2||Chevrolet Silverado||+24.7%||June 2013||43,259||+28.9%|
|3||Ram Truck||+22.9%||June 2013||29,644||+23.8%|
|4||GMC Sierra||+20.1%||June 2013||16,568||+32.8%|
|6||Toyota Tundra||+14.3%||June 2013||9,759||+12.3%|
|7||Nissan Frontier||-0.2%||June 2013||5,413||-4.2%|
|9||Honda Ridgeline||+24.1%||June 2013||1,572||+32.7%|
|10||Nissan Titan||-17.1%||June 2013||1,300||-44.3%|
|11||Chevy Colorado*||-85.9%||June 2013||155||-96.2%|
|12||Caddy Escalade EXT*||+42.4%||June 2013||186||+31.0%|
|13||GMC Canyon*||-84.5%||June 2013||64||-92.7%|
|14||Suzuki Equator**||-51.8%||June 2013||0||-100%|
|15||Ford Ranger*||-100%||June 2013||0||-100%|
* No longer in production but still being sold.
** No longer produced by American Suzuki (effectively a clone of the Nissan Frontier) because that company declared bankruptcy. The new company, Suzuki Motors of America Inc., does not produce pickups.