The Ford F-Series wrapped up the 2015 sales title with a strong December in which all but one competitor saw gains over 2014.
Ford sold more than 85,000 F-series trucks for the month, a nearly 15 percent jump over December 2014. For the year, over 780,000 F-series found homes, a 3.5 percent increase over 2014.
The GM siblings, the Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra, also had strong months. The Chevy’s sales increased nearly nine percent, while the GMC had a 17 percent increase. The Silverado had the best yearly increase, more than 13 percent over 2014.
Sandwiched between the GM offerings is the Ram pickup, the only truck to have a decline over December 2014. Sales dropped two percent for the month, but overall sales are still up by three percent.
Even the Japanese competitors had strong months. Sales of the Toyota Tundra were up six percent and sales of the Nissan Titan were up 17 percent. For the year, though, the Tundra’s sales were nearly flat and the Titan’s were down three percent, although the all-new Titan may fare better in 2016.
As a company, though, GM did out sell Ford when the Silverado’s and Sierra’s sales are combined. GM sold 40,000 more full-size trucks than Ford the company. As they are separate brands, however, the sales crown still goes to the F-series as the best selling model.
So where does this leave the full-size truck market for 2016? Will the F-series continue to dominate? Will an all-new Titan change the balance of power for the Oriental brands? Start the conversation in the comments below.
December 2015 Full Size Truck Sales
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