So who sold the most heavy duty trucks in the year 2012: Ford, General Motors, or Ram? It is important to note that GM did sell more 3/4 ton trucks in 2012 once you factor in the Chevy Silverado and the GMC Sierra. Ford sold 67,786 models while GM sold 27,616 Sierras and 56,359 Silverado models for a total of 83,975 models. Ram sold 41,918 models.
Ford Edges Out GM for the Most Pickup Trucks Sold in 2012
However, Ford can still boast being the largest supplier of Ford continues to be the number one supplier of HD pickup trucks around the globe. This may come as no surprise as the Ford F-250 is continually the most popular car sold in America, the largest auto market in the world.
Ford has came on top another year for the most Heavy Duty Pickups sold for another year. According to pickuptrucks.com, Ford edged out General Motors by just under 8,000 trucks. Ford sold 119,338, GM sold 111,555, and Ram sold 77,583 HD trucks.
Despite outselling Ford in the 3/4 ton category, GM still sold a surprisingly low number of 1 ton trucks. Ford sold an amazing 49,698 F-350 models and 1,854 F-450 models. Ram came in a respectable second with sold 35,665 Ram HD 3500 models. GM came in a distant third, selling only 19,573 Silverado models and 8,007 Sierra HD 3500 models. With a year like 2012, Ford can expect to have another outstanding sales year again in 2013.
The Ford F-150 has a name that reaches back decades. It is one of the most successful truck brands in history and has sold amongst the highest numbers of trucks virtually every year it has been in production. Since 1948 the Ford F-150 has stood for toughness and the rugged desire to accomplish the days tasks. Twelve generations of the truck reach back across the ages. The Ford F-150 Truck has been a solid and reliable standby for just about any work you threw at it.
Now there are whispers of a new design floating around. There is talk of a prototype design of a 2015 Ford F-150 sneaking around on the Internet. The speculators are running wild, racking their brains trying to figure out what is going on behind the curtains at Ford regarding this vehicle. Due to a variety of factors such as the number of lugs utilized on a the wheels or rack space some are wondering if perhaps this a smaller truck. Special Editions have been released in the past such as the Lightning and Raptor, some offer up the name F-100.
With all the recent car shows in the last few months such as Detroit in January and Chicago in February many concept cars and prototypes have been hitting the circuit. In fact there a quite a few vehicles making the rounds on Detroit streets now so it may be difficult to know what is going to enter production or is just being tested. The engineers at Ford need to see how parts interact in the real world when they hit the street. That does not mean it is going to make it to the factory and then a sales showroom floor. So keep your eyes peeled for more developments as they break.