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Detroit Trucks Increase in Sales for March: GM and Ford May be Happy with Their Results
March was an overall good month for the Detroit Three. Specifically GM and Ford saw increases in their own Detroit trucks as well. Who had better numbers for the month?
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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