We're through the first half of the year and most automakers look like they're having another good year, with most truckmakers beating their 2013 sales numbers. Many industry analysts are predicting a year-end total just below 17 million units, which would make this one of the biggest sales years in the past decade.
The data in the charts we present here comes from several sources and should provide a ballpark idea of how each of the segment models stack up, as well as how each brand is doing in comparison to one another. We should note that these numbers are pretty good when compared to the auto industry's "good ole days," especially when you consider the industry has survived huge reductions in production facilities and employees. Add to that relatively low incentives as the industry norm and strong average transaction prices — particularly in the pickup segment, where profits are significant — and you can see why some in the auto industry are feeling pretty good.