September 2017 Pickup Sales Breakdown

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As expected, demand created by the loss of vehicles due to hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the South have resulted in big sales gains for pickup truck makers.

In the mid-size class, there's no stopping the Toyota Tacoma — the only mid-size pickup built at two plants. Both the Tacoma and the Chevrolet Colorado are almost 4 percent ahead of where they were in September 2016 for year-over-year sales.

In the full-size category, the Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Silverado and Toyota Tundra saw the biggest gains in September. Maybe that's not too surprising since Ford and Chevy have the highest number of dealerships across the weather-ravaged South, and the Tundra is built in San Antonio. Don't forget Toyota's new headquarters is just north of Dallas.

GM continues to widen its lead over the Ford F-Series when you combine numbers for the General's small, medium and large Chevy and GMC pickups. Ford won't have a three-truck offering until late next year at the earliest.

Moving into the fall selling season usually means more incentive spending for each of the full-size truckmakers, which bodes well for new-truck buyers. All dealerships will want to make room for 2018 models, so slow-moving 2017 models will be heavily discounted.

Finally, September was the first month of the year to show some positive signs for overall sales, but no one is sure how long that will last. Automotive News (subscription required) is reporting it's likely that by year end, the seasonally adjusted annual rate for total auto sales could reach 18 million units or more, well above earlier predictions.

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Comments

I would like to see a year to year comparison if you have that data.

Thanks

The vast majority of Colorados that I've seen on the road have been government vehicles. Cities and counties are replacing worn out Rangers with new "American made" trucks. Even though a Frontier is made in Tennessee and Toyota made in Texas, the government purchasers want traditional American trucks. If Ford gets back into the small truck game their first sales will be government fleets.

Our local police force bought a Colorado to replace their ageing Rangers...

With that decision, I am now planning to move out of this city. It will take a few years, but it will happen!

I have standards and seeing a Colorado means this is a typical liberal city of hate!

Whoa oxi, if you're letting a simple piece of metal impact your life, you got issues. If you're really an off-roader and or truck guy, you'd appreciate them all.

Man Ford is really eating the full size market for munch, wow. Nice work Tacoma, also eating the mid sizers for lunch.

when the ranger comes into play, only 20k trucks needed to fully engulf GM, easy peezy.

when the ranger comes into play, only 20k trucks needed to fully engulf GM, easy peezy.


Posted by: Nitro | Oct 6, 2017 9:52:51 AM

Crickets....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

@ Frank,

Sorry I do not respect a bankrupt company that got an unfair deal because of campaign contributions.

We have bankruptcy court for a reason, and why should GM get to be above the law while others have to abide by them?

GM is a joke!

To bad GM has not finished adding on to the Colorado plant. They are building them as fast as the sell them but the workers are getting tired of the overtime.

Getting tired of the brand bashing. look it up, Ford/GM/Ram all got bailed out one way or another.

Your right Dave.

Your right Dave.


Posted by: Opinion | Oct 6, 2017 10:40:10 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACfNSqsi_mE

Remember the 2019 Silverado and Sierra will be on sale before the new Ranger hits the streets and I can tell you the Silverado is one stunning machine.

GM is a joke! Posted by: oxi | Oct 6, 2017

@Oxi

Sorry dude but the old GM is history. They made the same mistakes as the rest of the Big 3 when they made bad labor deals back in the 1980s.

The new GM is a dynamic company that's soaring on the stock exchanges and selling more pickups than any other maker in these monthly totals that PUTC publishes.

GM is a joke!


Posted by: oxi | Oct 6, 2017 10:08:19 AM

Yeah we know

Can we see a break down of models? 1500-2500-3500

I would like to see a year to year comparison if you have that data. Posted by: g man | Oct 6, 2017

@GMan

try this:

Best-Selling Pickup Trucks: September 2017 Posted by Mark Williams | October 3, 2017

@ papajim,

Sorry dude, GM is the same GM that got a free ticket to avoiding bankruptcy court because of campaign contributions!

That is corruption to the highest degree and a crime against society!

GM is a joke, always will be!

I want to know sales break down of Ford's 150 to Ford's super duty sales...and same for GM and Ram
Interesting to see that breakdown

I can't believe how many frontiers still get sold....talk about milking the cow....great job for Nissan...geez

@oxi

I can't give you Candy Land. Life is not always the way we want it to be. Fortunately, you don't have to buy a GM product.

You remind me of my daughter who absolutely refuses to buy anything at Walmart, but she loves shopping at Target. The two companies are about 99% the same. Same industry, same demographics, same business model.

I think if you really peeled the skin off the onion you'd find that Toyota and GM are essentially about 99% the same.

Until you're ready to build your own car/truck from scratch out in the garage, you're stuck with the huge corporations that build cars for a living.

@oxi--You have to be kidding me that you would seriously consider the brand of vehicles that local government officials use to be a reason for moving. I will eventually move when I retire to a downsize home with less maintenance and because the traffic is getting bad where I live with too much development and the roads not keeping up with the growth. I could care less what the maintenance department or the rest of the governmental officials drive unless maybe they are driving luxury vehicles which then would be a wast of taxpayer dollars. There are restrictions on what Federal, State, County, and City vehicles can be bought and used for official purposes. One is that it must be made in the USA and some require that it must be from a US company. Many of these restrictions go back several decades. I am in agreement with all these restrictions just stating that they exist.

I meant I am not in agreement with these restrictions. Once a policy is adopted by a governmental entity it is harder to change.

I live in Washington, DC District Of Columbia.
The city government not Federal uses multiple brand vehicles.
Say Metropolitan Police use the Explorer and Chevy sedans but you have Dodge sedans as well not as many. But for sanitation Inspectors they use work type Toyota Tacoma pickup. Rodent Control uses them. Also city tree Inspectors use Tacoma.
But Rodent control also uses F-150 same with Sanitation and they go up to bigger size pickup trucks I see Dodge and Chevy vehicles. I have strong feeling when new Ranger comes out will see them replacing some Tacoma vehicles. Never seen any of the GM twins as city vehicles.

Congrats to Ford with it's 1 brand full size trucks mopping the floor with the competition, almost 9000 units more than shaky GOVT motors 2 x brand strategy ..WHAM, BAM!!! LOL

I have seen a number of Colorados used by municipal maintenance departments but agree that when the new Ranger hits the market you will see those as well being used by maintenance departments.

Sorry I do not respect a bankrupt company that got an unfair deal because of campaign contributions.

We have bankruptcy court for a reason, and why should GM get to be above the law while others have to abide by them?

GM is a joke!
Posted by: oxi | Oct 6, 2017 10:08:19 AM

Toyota's trucks are rust rotting jokes. Funny how the 2016 Tacoma was the least reliable midsize truck according to Consumer Reports. What a joke!

when new Ranger comes out will see them replacing some Tacoma vehicles. Never seen any of the GM twins as city vehicles.
Posted by: RIDGELINE OWNER 2007 | Oct 6, 2017

@RidgelineOwner2007

When the Ranger that everybody else could buy in 2012 is (finally) available in North America, you will only see up-scale trims on dealer lots for at least a year.

No fleet models.

These Ranger trucks will retail north of $30k. No trucks like that will be used for sanitation dept or parks dept trucks in DC.

If Ford gets back into the small truck game their first sales will be government fleets. Posted by: Don E. | Oct 6, 2017

@Don

Actually Ford will bombard their dealers with highly trimmed Rangers at $35k and $40k and save the fleet models for later, unless they've lost their minds. You'll see a Raptor Ranger before you see a fleet model anywhere.

@papajim if your correct about fleet models of Ford Ranger but city will probably get the fleet models Tacoma is older model so they would either stick with that going forward or change to new Ranger when available for fleet. I saw 2 brand new Tacoma trucks DC had not even painted city logo on them very clean like just delivered. It was a 3rd Tacoma with them but had logo.
I am just guessing they were going to some nearby shop to have logo put on those vehicles as it was a Saturday. You hardly see regular city service employees out working. But since Ranger will be newer I bet they go with that when available. It would be more economical to run that over larger F-150 for single driver use. These vehicles will not see any highway driving and idle often need to navigate some narrow alley ways in some neighborhoods. I am sure they will purchase 2WD and 4WD.

It would be more economical to run that over larger F-150 for single driver use. Posted by: RIDGELINE OWNER 2007 | Oct 10, 2017

@Ridgelineowner

I presume you mean annual operating cost. Can you cite a comparison someone has done?

If you compare the cost of operating existing midsizers to trucks like the Ram and the Silverado, there ain't much in the way of savings to hang your hat on.

Most people are surprised to see that differences in fuel economy just aren't there, so where is the savings (tires? insurance?).



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