Detroit Trucks Increase in Sales for March: GM and Ford May be Happy with Their Results

April 6th, 2012

General Motors vs. Ford Motor Corp. Photo via GM Authority.

DETROIT – Detroit trucks are a big part of the Detroit Three’s lineup. From one side of the country to another, many buyers use these popular trucks for personal use, business reasons and even extra space to be able to transport. In March, General Motors and Ford Motor Corp both saw high increases in sales for trucks in their lineups.

As most experts know in the truck industry, it was not surprising that Ford’s F-Series trucks came out on top as the No. 1 truck that was sold in the month of March. A total of 58,061 units were sold in March, which was a 9 percent increase year over year. Other Ford trucks that made the top 15 in sales for March include the Ford Ranger, with 4,404 sold. Although this was a 24.5 percent decrease from the year before, the Ranger is still being sold even though it has been discontinued.

On the other hand, General Motors had 5 vehicles on the list, which include the following:

  • Chevrolet Silverado—36,491 units sold—12.1 percent increase
  • GMC Sierra—13,849 units sold —19.2 percent increase
  • Chevrolet Colorado—3,652 units sold —42.6 percent increase
  • Chevrolet Avalanche—2,083 units sold —25.9 percent increase
  • GMC Canyon—941 units sold —23 percent increase

GMC had an overall strong shift with a total increase of 46 percent. This percentage marks the 21st consecutive month that the heavy duty Detroit trucks sales have increased for GMC.

“GMC’s pickups are some of the most versatile trucks on the market,” said Brian Sweeney, vice president of GMC Sales and Service. “With capable gas and diesel engines, various cab and bed configurations, and the added comfort and luxury of the Denali models, there’s a Sierra for every customer’s individual needs.”

Detroit trucks seem to be continuing in the positive and increasing trend. Check back with MI Auto Times as the numbers are updated.

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