Best-Selling Pickup Trucks: May 2017

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If there's one thing you can depend on, it's that automotive sales are never boring. Amid constant change and upheaval, the monthly sales reports are an excellent indicator of how well the auto industry is responding to the shifting demands of customers. And after looking at the May sales reports, it doesn't seem as if many pickup truck manufacturers are doing well. Pickup sales declined again in May for some — in keeping with slumping overall automotive sales — but there were a few bright spots.

As the unofficial start of summer, the end of May provides a long Memorial Day weekend for car and truck shoppers to peruse dealer lots. That didn't seem to help this year. To compensate, some companies, such as Ford, are cutting jobs and turning to new leadership, while others, such as Toyota, are trying to become more efficient and focused with their offerings.

The big sales standout in May was Ford, on pace to beat its impressive 2016 sales record with the new F-150 Raptor and Super Duties in the pipeline. When you total GM's two-brand, three-truck strategy, Ford still outsold it in year-to-date and monthly sales with its leaner pickup lineup.

From a percentage standpoint — and excluding outliers Honda Ridgeline and the Nissan TitansRam made a strong showing in May as well, outselling the Chevrolet Silverado for the month again. Toyota saw a slight improvement in May over April; its yearly numbers weren't down by as much and its monthly numbers showed an increase.

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May 2017 PUTC sales

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Go GM!!

Impressive stuff for Ram. All these numbers for the oldest truck out there. Also selling all these trucks without being able to sell an EcoD. Pretty impressive.

Ford F-Series > All GM TRUCKS.

Let it be written, let it be done.

Tacoma outsold the full size gmc truck brand for the month. Gmc is dropping like a rock with its full size and midsize truck. 5th place and last place.

In my area (Midwest), these are the deals:

GM:
1500 - 0% for 60 OR 17% off MSRP
2500HD/3500HD - 0% for 60 OR 10% off MSRP

Ford:
F-150 - 2.9% for 60 plus $2,500 cash back OR $10,000 off MSRP
Super duty - 4.9% for 60 plus $500 cash back OR $1,750 off MSRP

Ram's offering:
1500's - 0% for 36 plus $2,000 cash back OR $12,000 off MSRP
2500/3500's - 0% for 36 OR $10,000 off MSRP

Toyota:
Tacoma - Nothing
Tundra - $1,000 cash back OR 2.9% for 72 months.

Nissan:
Titan 1500 - 0% for 60 plus $4,790 cash back OR $9,000 off MSRP
Titan XD - 0% for 60 plus $5,190 cash back OR $12,000 off MSRP

F series is dominating!!!

Ford raised it's fleet sales 8% last month. It has close to 35% fleet sales. GM and Chrysler are at about 20% fleet sales.

It wasn't that long ago that annalists said that Chrysler was insolvent when it had 35% fleet sales, with high sales to rental fleets. Chrysler has been reducing it's rental sales fleet percentage. It looks like Ford is picking up those sales Chrysler is dropping.

I wonder with Ford's falling profits and high fleet sales percentages if the industry annalists will be saying the same about Ford shortly?

I am not good at math but why does my calculations show all 4 GM brands for the year over 3,000 less units than Ford. And like 7,000 units less in last month alone? How can that be? It must be because gmssucksogreat is not posting anything along with his 15 different user names.

Ford raised it's fleet sales 8% last month. It has close to 35% fleet sales. GM and Chrysler are at about 20% fleet sales.

It wasn't that long ago that annalists said that Chrysler was insolvent when it had 35% fleet sales, with high sales to rental fleets. Chrysler has been reducing it's rental sales fleet percentage. It looks like Ford is picking up those sales Chrysler is dropping.

I wonder with Ford's falling profits and high fleet sales percentages if the industry annalists will be saying the same about Ford shortly?


Posted by: duh | Jun 1, 2017 12:43:16 PM

Your name fits because your a dum dum. Most fleet sales are cars for the rental car market. Fiat is down on fleet sales because they have no small cars. This these markets have to turn elsewhere. Not reflective towards trucks dum dum.

Ford raised it's fleet sales 8% last month. It has close to 35% fleet sales. GM and Chrysler are at about 20% fleet sales.

It wasn't that long ago that annalists said that Chrysler was insolvent when it had 35% fleet sales, with high sales to rental fleets. Chrysler has been reducing it's rental sales fleet percentage. It looks like Ford is picking up those sales Chrysler is dropping.

I wonder with Ford's falling profits and high fleet sales percentages if the industry annalists will be saying the same about Ford shortly?


Posted by: duh | Jun 1, 2017 12:43:16 PM

You name fits because your not very smart. Fiat dropped small cars. The vast majority of fleet sales is cars and SUV's, not trucks. They have to buy elsewhere and Ford is selling small cars to fleets.

I'm beginning to think that the Nissan Titan & Ram trucks are both possibly taking sales from Silverado & Sierra pickups. At least maybe the majority of them.

Tacoma now outselling the GMC Sierra, hmmm...

I guess the Colorado is not even a worry anymore!

YUP FORD !!!!

Fleets sales are up at Ford as low profit, resale hurting, rental fleet sales drop at Chrysler.

Is this going to spell future troubles at Ford, where they just had a huge management shake up for low profits?

Ram isn't that old actually it is 1 year older than the Silverado and 2 years older than F-150.

2013 Ram: Ram said all new and virtually nothing was left untouched.

2014 Silverado: all new

2015 F-150: all new

Silverado should be doing better than it is. Remember last year it was losing as well.

GO FORD GARBAGE MOTORS SUCKS.
THIS ARTICLE IS A TRUE STATEMENT GARBAG MOTORS IS IN TROUBLE AGAIN AND AGAIN UNTIL IS DEAD IS BLEEDING SLOWLY.

Ford tops GM in US vehicle sales in May.

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DETROIT - Ford, bolstered by heavy sales to surpassed GARBAGE MOTORS in US new vehicle sales in May, according to figures reported Thursday.

Ford said May sales rose 2.2 percent from a year ago to 241,126 units. GM sales dropped 1.3 percent to 237,364.

GM said it had been trimming sales of heavily discounted vehicles to car rental companies. Such fleet sales made up about 19 percent of its total sales in May.

Ford's sales rose 8.4 percent, representing more than 34 percent of total sales. The industry average is around 20 percent.

Analysts had expected mixed results for the industry, with sales likely propped up by heavy discounts.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said May sales dipped 0.9 percent to 193,040.

Toyota's US sales dropped 0.5 percent to 218,248.

Nissan said US sales in May rose 3.0 percent, to 137,471.

After demand fell in March and April, analysts estimated May sales at just over 1.5 million. The seasonally adjusted annual rate of sales in May was estimated at 16.8 million to 16.9 million vehicles, about the same as April. A year earlier, sales stood at 17.55 million vehicles.

Early reports indicated that sales over the three-day Memorial Day weekend were helped by heavy discounts.

"While demand for new vehicles is still relatively strong, it's a bit of smoke and mirrors," said Jessica Caldwell, executive director of industry analysis at Edmunds, the car shopping website.

Manufacturers and dealers "really pushed the deals over the holiday weekend to prop up their May numbers," she said. "Incentives were up sharply, and it seems automakers are putting more cash on the hood to nudge car shoppers to buy versus lease."

Garbage Motors dealers were offering discounts of up to $12,000 on the full-size Chevrolet Silverado pickup, while some dealer discounts on Ford Motor Co's F-series pickups were more than $10,000 on 2017 models and more than $14,000 on leftover 2016 models. The 2017 model year started eight months ago.

They are doomed, going into a deep hole. Hahaha hahaha.

PS

Mike Levine‏ @mrlevine 4h4 hours ago

In May, Ford F-Series outsold *combined* sales of Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra, Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon. Could even throw in Suburban.

https://twitter.com/mrlevine/status/870290736855560192

At all the GM guys, first this.

The big sales standout in May was Ford, on pace to beat its impressive 2016 sales record with the new F-150 Raptor and Super Duties in the pipeline. When you total GM's two-brand, three-truck strategy, Ford still outsold it in year-to-date and monthly sales with its leaner pickup lineup.

Then, this:

So sorry you guys have to continue to defend them, not good at all, good luck trying to do that anymore.

Even the big twin sisters are dawn and the two little sisters are dawn too what's going on with GARBAGE MOTORS HAHAHSHAHAHAHAHAHAH. They aren't selling any ofurther their junk or what.

Here's an interesting article.

As GM Adjusts to Changing Auto Market, Its Sales Slide Behind Ford’s
Sales for GM are off 1% through five months; Ford is up, as are Honda and Nissan

June 1, 2017 12:47 p.m. ET

https://www.wsj.com/articles/gms-may-sales-decline-as-pickup-truck-demand-drops-ford-sales-rise-1496325095

Mike Levine commentary: Mike Levine‏ @mrlevine 2h2 hours ago

GM reports May sales decline as pickup truck demand drops; Ford sales up https://www.wsj.com/articles/gms-may-sales-decline-as-pickup-truck-demand-drops-ford-sales-rise-1496325095 … via @WSJ

Ram was offering 25% off in Canada!!! Who cares about profitis when you can say you sold more trucks than Chevy hey ram. Fiat Chrysler is just garbage.

Just curious, where is this GM 3 truck strategy that I keep hearing of. Isn't it just 2 truck strategy? Full and mid size. Unlike Fords 2 truck, full and super size strategy. Geez, shopping at Ford is beginning to sound more like Mcdonalds.

Retail sales is where the money is, not fleet. Limited not Tradesman. King Ranch not XL. High Country not LT. It's not how many it's how much.

Just curious, where is this GM 3 truck strategy that I keep hearing of. Isn't it just 2 truck strategy? Full and mid size. Unlike Fords 2 truck, full and super size strategy. Geez, shopping at Ford is beginning to sound more like Mcdonalds.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Jun 1, 2017 1:51:47 PM

No, you're st00pid, so g3t dufuq0uttah3r3

"Ford outsold GM 240,250 to 237,364. LaNeve said that's because of the increase in fleet sales, and that the company doesn't pay much attention to the rivalry."

FORD IS THE QUEEN OF FLEET. FLEET QUEEN FORD.

FORD IS THE QUEEN OF FLEET. FLEET QUEEN FORD.


Posted by: HEMI V8 | Jun 1, 2017 2:09:17 PM

I know if I had to buy a Fleet a truck for my Company, I'd pick a reliable truck maker.

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH SELLING TO FLEETS.

Why is Fords fleet sales increasing when Chrysler's rental fleet sales decreasing?

Seems like Ford is desperate for numbers. Especially considering rental fleets hurt residual values and don't have a lot of profit.

Seriously guys, GM will continue to take a hit, they are having real problems with the silverado and sierra, from a brand perspective, because of all the negative press due to issues with engines, and of course the current scandal wont help either. They made the bed, either lay in it, or redo it, their choice.

Why is Fords fleet sales increasing when Chrysler's rental fleet sales decreasing?
Seems like Ford is desperate for numbers. Especially considering rental fleets hurt residual values and don't have a lot of profit.

Posted by: duh | Jun 1, 2017 2:20:12 PM

Ford's fleet sales increase because they make more reliable less cost to operate vehicles than Ram. Companies are afraid if they buy junk from Chrysler it will be pulled off the road by the Safety Board. DUH!!!!!

And who is desperate for numbers? Ram is offering 25% off their tin cans in Canada.

"When you total GM's two-brand, three-truck strategy, Ford still outsold it in year-to-date and monthly sales with its leaner pickup lineup."
Lets recap the past , lol .This whats known as being owned, lol. Enjoy!
GM builds trucks, Ford builds trucks, GM sells more trucks.
Any questions?

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Apr 3, 2017 10:49:22 PM

So now GM has a truck and a suv, that will not only run circles around the eco poopbooster, but also out MPG it to! No wonder GM has been outselling Furd!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: johnny doe | Apr 8, 2017 9:34:18 PM

To summarize : GM builds trucks, Ford builds trucks, GM sells more trucks. Any questions?

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Apr 10, 2017 11:08:57 PM


Too bad Ford fans continually have to defend Ford's false #1 self proclamations. They wish to remain in an alternative reality.

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Apr 18, 2017 12:46:12 PM

There are those who still believe the world is flat and Ford sells the most trucks. However, an education would correct those misconceptions.

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | May 4, 2017 9:33:21 AM

Wow, must really suck to be #2 in every measure. GM Stands for General Malaise.

I don't understand how Mary Barra can survive this slide in sales by their #1 money maker (trucks). The reason GM is losing sales is because they have been reactive to technology, design, and trends. I've said it for years and I'll say it again, GM needs to fire whomever is in charge of their truck divisions and bring in "young blood" or someone with fresh ideas and strategies. These old geezers running it now are so out of touch with the market that it's costing them hundreds of millions of dollars in lost sales. I don't think Mary Barra has a freakin clue what to do about it or how to turn it around.

GM makes billions of dollars a year and they can't design a good looking truck if their lives depended on it. Money won't fix stupid or a bunch of old clowns who should have retired 50 years ago. GM needs to fire Mary Barra first of all, then have this new GUY come in and fire everyone who has had anything to do with the design/looks of the Silverado and Sierra for the past 5 years. Period. They also need to grow a pair and quit being afraid of taking risks! No diesel for the 1/2 ton? Stupid! Front end of the Silverado? Beyond ugly. Outdated design of the interior the 1st year it was introduced in 2014? An effin joke! I could go on and on about the mistakes that have landed GM where they are now in terms of truck sales, but it's pointless. GM is still the slow to react, bureaucratic, and stubborn company it was 50 years ago. GM should be the #1 car company in the world, but instead, they'll soon be at the bottom of the sales charts behind the least reliable and cheapest truck on the planet, the Ram. And that is reason enough to fire just about everyone at GM!

To summarize : GM builds trucks, Ford builds trucks, GM sells more trucks. Any questions?
Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Apr 10, 2017 11:08:57 PM

You need a new calculator or learn how to read. And weep! LOL

Fleet sales are not hurting ford... for May ford's transaction prices were up $2100 across the brand and on trucks the transaction price was up $3300.... it's not hurting ford when that construction company owner comes in and buys that 2017 super duty king ranch for the company. Fleet isn't just rental car companies. Its government, large and small businesses which are as profitable if not more then incentivized retail sale. Gm would sell every truck they can and could to fleet cause there is a ton of money in it if the government, railroad, construction company, energy company etc etc etc. rental is one small segment of fleet sales and reality is very few trucks go to enterprise, hertz, Alamo, etc etc

I know if I had to buy a Fleet a truck for my Company, I'd pick a reliable truck maker.

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH SELLING TO FLEETS.


Posted by: Frank | Jun 1, 2017 2:10:47 PM
You can rely on that Ford going back for a Recall! lol.

Frank, Let me let you on a little secret. To a buisness it's all about cost. The cheaper the better.

@HEMI, and to the people, the better is FORD, hence number 1, but, Ram will improve and beat Chevy overall

Frank, Let me let you on a little secret. To a buisness it's all about cost. The cheaper the better.


Posted by: HEMI V8 | Jun 1, 2017 2:59:06 PM

You are absolutely correct. Cost of ownership. Ford cost more upfront than cheap ram crap but overall repairs and down time with ram crap negates that cheap cost of entry for a ram.

I don't understand how Mary Barra can survive this slide in sales by their #1 money maker (trucks). The reason GM is losing sales is because they have been reactive to technology, design, and trends. I've said it for years and I'll say it again, GM needs to fire whomever is in charge of their truck divisions and bring in "young blood" or someone with fresh ideas and strategies. These old geezers running it now are so out of touch with the market that it's costing them hundreds of millions of dollars in lost sales. I don't think Mary Barra has a freakin clue what to do about it or how to turn it around.


You are correct in that GM is getting their tail kicked right now but you and a lot of others are incorrect in saying they are not doing anything about it. The new truck goes into production in early fall. It is likely that a lot of the sales decline is because some of the GM faithful are holding out for the new truck with its aluminum body. I am just curious to see how they advertise that they are finally catching up to what Ford did 3 years earlier.

GM sold 376,995 trucks year to date 2017. Everybody else sold fewer.

GM sold 376,995 trucks year to date 2017. Everybody else sold fewer.


Posted by: papajim | Jun 1, 2017 3:20:36 PM

You're a bonafied idi0t

GM sold 376,995 trucks year to date 2017. Everybody else sold fewer.


Posted by: papajim | Jun 1, 2017 3:20:36 PM

Must be more of your GM fake news math. Hitting the bottle early after reading the sales reports?

. It is likely that a lot of the sales decline is because some of the GM faithful are holding out for the new truck with its aluminum body. I am just curious to see how they advertise that they are finally catching up to what Ford did 3 years earlier.


Posted by: Walt | Jun 1, 2017 3:10:26 PM

Whoa wait a minute. All the GM girls here are anti aluminum. Even that putz gmssucksogreat and his alter ego Johnny said they would hate it if GM goes to aluminum on their precious truck.

Whoa wait a minute. All the GM girls here are anti aluminum. Even that putz gmssucksogreat and his alter ego Johnny said they would hate it if GM goes to aluminum on their precious truck.


Posted by: Johnny doa | Jun 1, 2017 3:30:37 PM


They're the biggest hypcrites on here just like that Paul Ryan, idiocracy.

Way to go GM, #1 as always.
Ford was giving away 13,000.00 $ rebates and still came in second.

looks like GM sold 2x as many trucks as RAM

GM builds trucks, Ford builds trucks, GM builds better trucks. Any questions?

GM makes a nice truck but it really needs a total redesign to make it competitive with Ford.

Too bad Ford fans continually have to defend Ford's false #1 self proclamations. They wish to remain in an alternative reality.

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Apr 18, 2017 12:46:12 PM

There are those who still believe the world is flat and Ford sells the most trucks. However, an education would correct those misconceptions.

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | May 4, 2017 9:33:21 AM

Posted by: FXDX1450 | Jun 1, 2017 2:46:33 PM

Welcome to reality Ford girls. You finally caught up.



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