March 2014 Truck Sales Figures – Big Month for Tundra
The sales figures are in for March and the Tundra continues to sell well. With the Tacoma slipping a bit, Toyota has to be pretty happy with the Tundra’s sales increase.For the month of March, most automakers have been showing increased sales. Many point to the warmer weather as the big reason for the increase. Yet, there is something else going on.
Here are the full-size truck sales results:
|Rank||Model YTD Sales||YTD vs 2013||YEAR-OVER-YEAR||MONTHLY SALES||MONTHLY CHANGE VS. 2013|
|1. Ford F-Series||173,358||+2.7%||March 2014|
|2. Chevrolet Silverado||107,757||-7.6%||March 2014|
|3. Ram Truck||96,906||+24.9%||March 2014|
|4. GMC Sierra||42,213||+3.5%||March 2014|
|5. Toyota Tacoma||35,229||-10.7%||March 2014|
|6. Toyota Tundra||27,402||+16.2%||March 2014|
|7. Nissan Frontier||17,862||+46.7%||March 2014|
|8. Honda Ridgeline||3,844||-9.9%||March 2014|
|9. Nissan Titan||3,318||-35.1||March 2014|
Officially Toyota says, it saw “the best March truck month in seven years.” And for the first time since last August, Toyota truck sales topped 26,000. We would love to see the sales increase be larger, yet we know Toyota is hesitant to increase production.
Ford continues to slowly increase their truck sales and topped 70,000 for the first time this year.
Ram is the big surprise as they had yet another month of impressive sales increases. They say this is their best March in 10 years. Ram says that light-duty sales were up 24 percent and heavy-duty sales were up 28 percent. Remember though that this number includes the ProMaster van which saw a 85 percent increase as well as the Cargo Van, up 19 percent – best March ever.
GM truck sales again disappoint, but remember they are holding the line on their pricing to increase their profits.
Lastly, you have Nissan and Honda who didn’t do much.
What do you think? Any surprises?
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