The best selling truck in America is the Ford F-150! Right?
Wrong. Sort of.
That’s a big deal, considering General Motors is going through bankruptcy and Ford is not. However, bankruptcy could skew the numbers, since Chevy dealers have had to make great deals to move trucks that the General’s been offering with interest-free 72-month financing.
It’s like we’re living in some kind of bizarro world when a bankrupt company threatens Ford’s pickup and muscle car supremacy.
On the positive side for Ford, though, the entire F-Series line (including the F-150, F-250 Super Duty, and F-350 Super Duty) is nearly 24,000 units ahead of the Silverado series, meaning Ford gets to keep its “Best Selling Pickup Line in America” title.
On the positive side for both GM and Ford, they took market share away from Toyota and Nissan full-size trucks, as Nissan’s Titan has sold only 8,804 units and Toyota’s Tundra isn’t far ahead at 36,106 units.
The numbers prove that Americans still love their full-size pickups, and GM’s bankruptcy woes could even be helping sales. At least for now.
Will the Silverado 1500 continue to beat out the Ford F-150 in sales numbers? Which do you think is the better truck?