It’s no secret that pickup trucks are popular sellers in America, but cars and SUV have outsold trucks throughout time. That is until April 2020, according to the date from the Autodata Corp. As the world and the United States are going through major shutdowns due to the virus, all manufacturers are seeing a decrease in sales. However, this decrease is clearly seen in the number of passenger cars sold last month (April ’20).
According to Jalopnik, there were approximately 186,000 trucks sold in the U.S. in April. While just 169,000 new cars found a home during the same time period.
As the graph shows, the number of passenger cars sold has steadily declined over the last several years. This has especially been the case and GM, Ford, and others have discontinued production of many sedans and coupes. For example, 656,000 cars were sold in the U.S. in April 2014. What a huge difference just six years make.
Is that it? Are pickup trucks the ultimate kings of sales? No. SUVs (and crossover) still hold a huge share of the market. SUVs outsell pickup trucks by a huge margin as you can see in the chart above.
If you want to know more about how full-size and midsize trucks are doing, take a look at the video below as we go over the latest Q1 2020 sales of all trucks in America.