Sales: Pickup Trucks Rule Again in June 2013

2014 gmc sierra front

United States automotive market continues to be red hot, and the pickup truck segment continues to lead.  The first half of 2013 is behind us and the eight truck nameplates listed below together comprise over 1,000,000 units of sales.

And the competition is only heating up.  All new 2014 Silverado and Sierra are starting to hit the dealerships now.  The redesigned 2014 Tundra is coming within a couple of months.  Ram has just introduced the light duty EcoDiesel and 2014 Ram heavy duty.  Ford and Nissan are not to be outdone.  Ford is preparing the redesigned F-150 and Nissan is doing testing on the next Titan.

All pickups showed huge double digit growth in the month of June, with the exception of aging Frontier and Titan.  The all new Titan cannot come soon enough. We have caught Nissan testing the truck in the wild, but there is still no official word on it.  We also do not have any solid information on the next Frontier.

2014 ford f-150 tremor sport truck

GMC Sierra showed the best June year-over-year growth at 32.8%, which the Silverado has the highest YTD growth at 24.7%.  The Ford F-Series is still the king of the hill after all these years.  It has more than a third of the whole pickup market and already sold 367,486 units this year.

Pickup Truck June 2013 Sales Chart

June 2013 # June ’13 / ’12 % YTD 2013 # YTD ’13 / ’12 %
Chevrolet Silverado 43,259 28.9%  242,586 24.7%
Ford F-Series 68,009 23.6% 367,486 22.0%
GMC Sierra 16,568 32.8% 87,633 20.1%
Nissan Frontier 5,413 -4.2% 29,316 -0.2%
Nissan Titan 1,300 -44.3% 8,852 -17.1%
Ram 29,644 24%  170,319 23.0%
Toyota Tacoma  14,023 18.2%  81,188 20.9%
Toyota Tundra  9,759 12.3% 51,565 14.3%

The Fast Lane team is preparing something big.  We are working on unique and high quality video and written content focused solely on pickup trucks.  Last weekend we launched “The Fast Lane Truck” youtube channel.  And we are not stopping there.  Expect to see more announcements about this in the near future.

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Andre Smirnov
Andre Smirnov

Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been a contributor at TFLcar since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or simply ‘going for a drive’.