January 2016 Truck Sales – Toyota Trucks Mixed
The first month of 2016 is in the books and the results are all over the place. While the Tacoma was up, the Tundra was down. Also, GM and Ram were up while Ford was down. Is this an odd month or an ongoing trend?
Before we get into commentary, here are the sales results:
|Rank||Model YTD Sales||YTD vs. 2013||Year-Over-Year||Monthly Sales||Monthly Change vs. 2013|
|1 - Ford F-Series||51,540||-5.2%||January 2016|
|2 - Chevy Silverado||37,863||+4.9%||January 2016|
|3 - Ram Truck||29,938||+4.6%||January 2016|
|4 - GMC Sierra||14,381||+13.9%||January 2016|
|5 - Toyota Tacoma||12,717||+11.5%||January 2016|
|6 - Toyota Tundra||7,232||-11.8%||January 2016|
|7 - Nissan Frontier||6,363||+8.4%||January 2016|
|8 - Chevrolet Colorado||5,508||-7.3%||January 2016|
|9 - GMC Canyon||2,270||+2.9%||January 2016|
|10 - Nissan Titan||937||+21.1%||January 2016|
|11 - Honda Ridgeline||2||-99.1%||January 2016|
Looking at the sales results a few things stand out:
Ford sales were down slightly and this is just surprising. I would have thought the new truck would have really started pushing out big sales increases by now. Keep in mind, Ford sold 46,536 trucks in January 2014, so either January 2015 was an exceptional month or the sales have slid.
GMC trucks (Silverado and Sierra) continue to show improvements. Last year, the Silverado on its own came closer than ever to topping Ford. Maybe one more year does the trick?
Ram trucks (pickup, ProMaster vans) continue to improve with Ram posting its best January since 2004. It was also the best month ever for Ram pickup trucks exclusively of the vans.
Toyota is again a mixed bag likely due to the production mix favoring the new Tacoma and not the Tundra. Still, overall, it is disappointing to see the trucks simply treading water instead of posting gains.
Nissan continues to see good sales results for the Frontier even against strong competition. The Titan is just now hitting lots, so the sales results are not indicative of anything.
Both the GM mid-size twins had disappointing results. I heard one auto writer comment this was particularly surprising with the diesel now on dealer lots. This is an interesting point.
Honda’s sales are pretty much ignorable with the new truck coming out in the fall.
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