US sales 2015 first half Large Pick-up segment

US Large Pickup

The Large Pick-up segment grew by 4%, the exact same rate as the overall market, which is only appropriate given that to many this segment epitomizes the US car market. And as has been the case for many, many years, the Ford F-series is the segment leader with over 350,000 units sold in half a year. Clearly, customers have embraced the aluminum components in what has traditionally been an old-fashioned segment.

Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado

That said, sales of the F-series actually fell by 2% year-on-year, at least partly due to supply problems Ford has had with the supplier of the model’s aluminum frames. As a result, its sales have actually been surpassed by the combined sales of the Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra twins, though individually they
only placed second and fourth. Splitting them is the handsome Ram Pickup (née Dodge Ram).

Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra

Stuck in fifth, as it has been pretty much since its introduction over a decade ago, is the Toyota Tundra. No matter how much money and technology the Japanese giant has thrown at this model, it still sold less than a fifth of what the Ford F-series sold. Still, it did much better than the Nissan Titan, which in its 12th year on the market will be lucky to sell more than 10,000 units total. Or the Honda Ridgeline, which barely sold 500 units as Honda prepares (and prays for more luck) with the 2nd generation of the model. Closing off the charts are the Chevy Avalanche and Cadillac Escalade EXT, both of which have now been discontinued.2015 H1 Pick-up Large

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Kriss grew up in Poland reading German car magazines, before moving to England and graduating to the British magazines, which he still considers the best in the world and continues reading them after he'd moved to the US. In college he promised himself he's buy himself a used Porsche before he turned 30 (not to be accused of having a mid-life crisis), but instead family needs dictated a Subaru Outback. Still waiting for that perfect moment to buy a used 2008-ish Cayman...
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