Best-Selling Pickup Trucks: December 2015

2015 PUTC sales photo

It's official: 2015 is the best sales year the U.S. auto industry has had in its history with 17.5 million units sold. And much of that success sits squarely on the back of the top-selling segment — pickup trucks.

All the big truckmakers had a strong December, each with their own incentive push; they also benefited from low fuel prices (projected by some analysts to last several years) and a bandwidth of product choices never seen before in the industry.

We'll be sifting through the data during the next few weeks, breaking down the final results of 2015 to find out how the half-ton, three-quarter-ton and one-ton segments finally shook out. As to the midsize segment, both the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon (each completing their first full year on sale) exceeded all expectations, finishing the year selling almost 115,000 units and spurring dramatic growth of a new choice. Of course, the Toyota Tacoma, the perennial leader of the midsizers, sold more vehicles than ever before now that the majority of its production takes place at the San Antonio plant.

For now, we tip our hats to both the Chevrolet Silverado and the Tacoma for having the strongest year-over-year sales success in the pickup truck segment. Likewise, GM takes the throne as the No. 1 pickup maker in the U.S. for 2015 by a wide margin. The F-150 made a strong showing as well, surpassing 85,000 in sales in December for the first time in a decade.

More analysis to come.

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Comments

Well looks like GM outsold Ford with the Silverado and Sierra, To bad the Colorado or Canyon didn't sell more but I guess dealers cant sell what they don't have because the factory is not making enough.

I think we've now seen the best of the F Series. This is it.

The new XD Titan alone will remove some of the gloss off of the F Series numbers. Then the 1/2 ton Titan will come out and remove a little more of the gloss, dulling the numbers slightly, but enough for the Big Three, especially Frod to take note.

Even with Ford's big gains it still is way behind GM with it's December numbers. GM has sold over 101 000 compared to Ford's a bit over 85 000.

It seems I am correct again. Ford will be the number two pickup manufacturer.

As I've also have been stating, FCA really need to do more with the Ram than changing to an even fuglier grille and some shiny badges. The Ram needs a complete refresh, even using the same underpinnings as the current Ram.

I wonder when the Wentzville plant will change over completely to Colorado's/Canyon's? Especially with the added numbers when the diesel finally starts to improve numbers.

Ram's EcoDiesel represents 20% of the total Rams built. If GM can achieve the same result with the Colorado/Canyon this will mean GM has great chance of selling 150 000 plus midsizers a year.

It's good to see the total number of vehicles sold in the US. Remember the figure it eclipsed was when the US had a population of 280 million not the 322 million it now has. So, even though the figures are good to equal numbers of vehicles sold per capita more than 19 million vehicles were needed to be sold.

GM has shown the consumer really doesn't care if a pickup is made from steel or aluminium. They buy on percieved value.

This is why Ford is number two and not the "top dog" of the US pickup market.

+1 for GM!
Not so good for ford, The F-150 is a brand new truck and their sales barley changed from 14-15....

Just curious, When will we see the next gen ram 1500?

Nice to see the year finish off so well for the pickup truck manufacturers. I hope this success will lead to some interesting options in the future.

Congrats to GM.

Looks like the Ram was down for the first time in several years! You can only climb so high!
Must be a few Titan XD's arriving at the lots, as they were up pretty good.

The article is in error - the F150 did not sell 85000 plus units in December.

It's too bad it takes 2 full size truck manufacturers to beat the number one best-selling full size truck the F series but congrats to all for a great year.

Just to get the point across, GM makes the Silverado and Sierra, Same truck, Rolls off the same assembly line, same parts, ect. You can bring a Silverado into a GMC dealer to get serviced....
You cant bring a Ford into a GMC dealer to get serviced!

This goes to show GM sold the most pickups in 2015, Full sized and midsized.

FCA: #1 in Canada

http://www.allpar.com/news/index.php/2016/01/fca-1-in-canada-up-in-mexico-30939

We don't like ford in here. Ford is for Florida. We call it Flord.

Ford F-series outsold Chevy S-series in 2015 by over 180,000 truck. Again Ford truck's 39th year as the best-selling pickup and 34 years as best-selling vehicle.

It's sure is lonely (FORD) at the top. LOL


"GM takes the throne as the No. 1 pickup maker in the U.S. for 2015 by a wide margin. "

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/01/best-selling-pickup-trucks-december-2015.html


@ Chucky
How about Gm series case closed

2018 is the scheduled year for the new Dodge truck

Keep in mind...

2016 F-150 average transaction price is more than $6,000 higher than 2016 Ram 1500.

https://twitter.com/mrlevine/status/684429493675646976

Keep in mind...

2016 F-150 average transaction price is more than $6,000 higher than 2016 Ram 1500.

https://twitter.com/mrlevine/status/684429493675646976

For December, F Series sales were 85,211.

F-Seriese beat Silverado + Sierra combined once again. F-series also came so close to beating GM's three truck strategy. This is simply amazing!

Silverado 57,837
Sierra 23,436
Colorado 4,037
Canyon 1,533
Total: 86,843

But then Ford's bet on the new Transit paid off big time with 12,547 sales.

Ford is doing really well and doesn't even have the new SD out yet!

Chuck Taylor It's sure is lonely (FORD) at the buttom.


Better luck Next year HAHA!

@ Scott N
Use 2015 numbers and it's not even close

What the heck is Chevy S series?

@Scott N
No wonder ford customers doesn't know to read.

Scott N Ford was no where near close Ford's 780,354 to GM's 939,190!

http://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/chrysler/2016/01/05/fca-sales-rose-13-2015-record-year-autos/78268882/

@Big AL, you do realize the f series aluminum truck is number 1 right? Just checkin

The Tacoma killed it. Expect to see the GM old man little trucks begin to sell even less as the newness wears off.

2018 will be the year i'll be in the market for the new Tundra design!!

Keep in mind...

2016 F-150 average transaction price is more than $6,000 higher than 2016 Ram 1500.

https://twitter.com/mrlevine/status/684429493675646976


Posted by: Dave Z. | Jan 5, 2016 2:24:28 PM


I do. I will never buy a Fseries . Thank you for reminding us.

Looks like the GM mini-twins old sold the Taco, and the big ones out sold Ford. I'm a Ford fan but congrats GM. Nice to see you back in the game.

@Scott N
Don't you want to rewrite your false post ? Eh ?

I can't believe in the first year year out the gm mid twins outsold the frontier 2 to 1. ford's got to be kicking themselves for saying the midsize market was dead. lol

Follow the trends.

F-Series is outselling Silverado + Sierra combined since November when they they got their inventory up.

Trends will continue in 2016 with F-150 inventory back to normal, new SD rolling out, Transit vans making huge gains, etc.

2016 looks very good for Ford pickups and vans and they don't need 2 different dealerships and brands to do it.

Ram 1500 sells for $6k less because they are cheap bottom feeder stripper trucks sold to fleets and cheapskates unlike the Rambots always told us.

2015 Production

Ford F-series 780,354

Chevy S-series 600,544
Chevy Colorado 84,430
GMC Canyon 30,077
____________________
Total of 3 Truck line 715,051

Ford out sold GM top 3 Truck lines by 65,303 with a beer can. LOL

Not a bad year at 2,544,579 Pickup trucks sold.
Comparing Ford and Chevy full size sale with the year 2,000 (One of the last really good years for pickup truck sells.) The Ford F-Series sold 876,716 So they are down 96,362 units or about 12%
While The Chevy Silverado is down 44,606 from 645,150 or about 7.4%
Didn't find the numbers for the Ram, as it was not in the top 10 selling vehicles for 2,000! (The Jeep Grand Cherokee came in tenth place with 271,723 sells. So that would mean the Ram is up at least 179,393 or at least 66%

Chevy and Ford has their work cut out if they want gains like Ram has seen. (Even though Ram is where they will more than likely always be, and that is 3rd place)

@Chuck Taylor, exactly, they realize that consumers want military grade and not steel garbage, thats what I hate about GM, its not that steel is bad, but they go about it the wrong way.....wait, I sound like BAFO, lol

I can't believe in December the colorado + canyon + sierra + silverado COMBINED only outsold Ford's F-Series by 1,600 units. GM's got to be kicking themselves for picking the mid size market over new full-size trucks and van market. Transit up 475% YTD. lol

Follow the trends.

F-Series only sold with the fire sale in nov/dec
there has been good ford inventory in chicagoland 4-5 mo


chuck you for got gmc

It's too bad it takes 2 full size truck manufacturers to beat the number one best-selling full size truck the F series but congrats to all for a great year.


Posted by: Rob | Jan 5, 2016 2:01:51 PM

GM is the Manufacture, so it took one, not two. Chevy is a brand inside of GM. So it took two Brands.

"GM takes the throne as the No. 1 pickup maker in the U.S. for 2015 by a wide margin."

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/01/best-selling-pickup-trucks-december-2015.html

PUTC you nailed that.

Ford beat 3 of 4 GM truck assembly lines by 65,000 truck with a military grade beer can. LOL

Chuck Taylor GMC 1500-3500 Chevy 1500-3500 = 824,683 vs F150-f450 780,354!!!

GM midsized 114,507 + GM full size 824,683 = GM 939,190 total vs Ford 780,354.

Wait for Ford to fall farer behind this year as GM adds 4500 and 5500 line to the pie LMAO!

I seem to remember that a few posters predicted that the Colorado and Canyon would siphon sales off of the Silverado and Sierra, and that this would keep GM from ever selling as many full size trucks as Ford. I think GM (and Toyota) saw something many of us missed.

Ford beat 3 of 4 GM truck assembly lines by 65,000 truck with a military grade beer can. LOL


Posted by: Chuck Taylor | Jan 5, 2016 2:57:05 PM

I don't think so. Only F150 is a beer can.
GM takes the throne as the No. 1 pickup maker in the U.S. for 2015 by a wide margin.

Ram 1500 sells for $6k less because they are cheap bottom feeder stripper trucks sold to fleets and cheapskates unlike the Rambots always told us.

Posted by: Scott N | Jan 5, 2016 2:42:30 PM

Are you mad, because you don't know to read and posting wrong numbers ? Eh ?

Do you work at Ford? Try using numbers for 2015 for both Manufactures!
For December, F Series sales were 85,211.

F-Seriese beat Silverado + Sierra combined once again. F-series also came so close to beating GM's three truck strategy. This is simply amazing!

Silverado 57,837
Sierra 23,436
Colorado 4,037
Canyon 1,533
Total: 86,843

But then Ford's bet on the new Transit paid off big time with 12,547 sales.

Ford is doing really well and doesn't even have the new SD out yet!


Posted by: Scott N | Jan 5, 2016 2:29:49 PM

@GM

I like the new Ford commercial where a salesman and a customer stand in front of a Chevy pickup truck. The customer ask the salesman if this (Chevy) truck is military grade aluminum? an the salesman says. "This truck (Chevy) isn't military grade anything." LOL

http://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/chrysler/2016/01/05/fca-sales-rose-13-2015-record-year-autos/78268882/

@Big AL, you do realize the f series aluminum truck is number 1 right? Just checkin


Posted by: nitro | Jan 5, 2016 2:35:58 PM
Try again!
I will make a wager with you. I Know the f series aluminum truck is number IS NOT #1. (The f series aluminum truck is number is only the F-150, you do know that, right?)
How about the loser leaves this blog for a year?

FORD remains the King of Trucks, others fall short by 150K plus trucks sales.

Nice job, FORD #1, even though they're not afraid of exploring new tech ideas. Way to go.

I can't wait what the 5.0L Ecoboost will do.

FORD remains the King of Trucks, others fall short by 150K plus trucks sales.

Nice job, FORD #1, even though they're not afraid of exploring new tech ideas. Way to go.

I can't wait what the 5.0L Ecoboost will do.

FORD remains the King of Trucks, others fall short by 150K plus trucks sales.

Nice job, FORD #1, even though they're not afraid of exploring new tech ideas. Way to go.

I can't wait what the 5.0L Ecoboost will do.

I see the ford fanboys can't count. Because just the Silverado and Sierra alone out sold the f:series with 90,430 to fords 85,211 in the month of December



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