April 2016 Truck Sales – Tacoma on Fire, Tundra Holds Steady
Another month of sales results for 2016 and a similar story. Once again, Toyota Tacoma sales grow while the Tundra treads water and was even out sold by the Chevy Colorado.
Typically, April starts a good run of truck sales with the winter weather now leaving most of the country and the spring thaw gets buyers interested in buying new vehicles. Toss in the fact, the economy seems to be stable and auto sales are skyrocketing with an estimate of more than 17 million units sold by year end.
This month saw most trucks seeing growth. Here is how they finished.
|Rank||Model YTD Sales||YTD vs. 2015||Year-Over-Year||Monthly Sales||Monthly Change vs. 2015|
|1 - Ford F-Series||256,895||+7.0%||April 2016|
|2 - Chevy Silverado||178,955||+3.6%||April 2016|
|3 - Ram Truck||154,446||+10.8%||April 2016|
|4 - GMC Sierra||71,662||+13.3%||April 2016|
|5 - Toyota Tacoma||62,682||+13.3%||April 2016|
|6 - Toyota Tundra||35,794||-9.2%||April 2016|
|7 - Chevrolet Colorado||32,982||+26.2%||April 2016|
|8 - Nissan Frontier||28,904||+15.9%||April 2016|
|9 - GMC Canyon||10,603||+10.6%||April 2016|
|10 - Nissan Titan||4,281||+16.5%||April 2016|
|11 - Honda Ridgeline||2||-99.6%||April 2016|
As you can see, Ford added to their lead, Chevy continued to grow along with Ram. The Tacoma had a great month which means the Tundra sales slipped due to how they setup the factory. The Colorado and Canyon are putting together good numbers although, combined, they still fall short of the Tacoma. Heck, the well outdated Frontier had a good month.
With the continued rising sales, it will be interesting to see if any manufacture announces new production facility plans. From our view, all production facilities are running at or over capacity, yet executives are leery about building any new facilities. Seems like everyone is projecting sales must drop at some point. One has to wonder when the Ridgeline and Titan come fully online and into dealer lots if this will finally saturate the market. Until then, it is fun to watch the continued sales climb.
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