Toyota Tacoma maintains midsize truck sales lead [News]

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The dominant Toyota Tacoma kept its midsize truck sales lead again in September, but all competitors showed big gains over 2015.

The Tacoma’s sales were up more than 35 percent over September 2015, and that’s not even the highest gain. For the year, sales are up marginally at almost seven percent. Toyota recently announced plans to increase capacity in its Tijuana, Mexico facility that makes Tacomas (they’re also made in San Antonio).

The Chevrolet Colorado had another solid month, eclipsing 10,000 sales and posting a near-42 percent gain. It’s on pace to easily hit 100,000 sales by the end of the year.

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No truck had a better performance, though, than the Nissan Frontier. It might be getting old, but the still-capable truck was nearly a unanimous winner in TFLtruck’s recent comparison video. Monthly sales are up 64.5 percent, while for the year, sales are up 46.8 percent.

Honda’s near-truck, the Ridgeline, also sold well, and even though the GMC Canyon had the lowest volume, it too saw a sales increase from last year.

Midsize Truck Sales – September 2016

Sept 2016 # Sept 2016/2015 YTD 2016 # YTD 2016/2015 %
Toyota Tacoma 15,723 35.4% 142,711 6.8%
Chevrolet Colorado 10,383 41.6% 80,047 26.6%
Nissan Frontier 7,596 64.5% 69,388 46.8%
Honda Ridgeline 3,318 NEW 12,747 NEW
GMC Canyon 2,949 26.5% 27,206 21.3%


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