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2015 Year- End Truck Sales – F-Series Maintains Three Decade Streak, Midsizers on Rise

F-Series Tops 85,000 December for First Time in Decade

Jan 5, 2016
The champagne corks have been popped, the hangovers have been nursed, and the numbers have been crunched on 2015 truck sales. And for the most part, it’s good news. The Ford F-Series, the best-selling vehicle and truck in the U.S. for more than 30 years, maintains its winning streak, posting its best December performance in a decade with 85,211 deliveries and an annual total of 780,354. The Chevy Silverado also had a good December and year. Combined Silverado and Sierra sales came to 824,683 for the year.
The Colorado, Canyon and Tacoma all continued to show growth and strength, proving there’s still a significant market for midsize trucks. With dealers still waiting for the Titan XD, the current Titan barely registered on the radar, nonetheless posting a December gain of 17.1 percent, and an annual total of 12,140. We expect Nissan’s truck fortunes to turn around in the months ahead.
1) Ford F-Series – December - 85,211, Up 14.6 Percent, 2015 Total – 780,354, Up 3.5 Percent
The F-Series continues to be the company’s volume leader, delivering the best December sales performance in a decade and a solid annual performance of 780,354. The F-Series sales success is about as predictable as the sunrise, so no surprises here.
Photo 2/11   |   2015 Ford F 150 Front Three Quarter 05
2) Chevrolet Silverado – December - 62,992, Up 8.9 Percent, 2015 Total – 600,544, Up 13.4 Percent
The Silverado finished the year strong with an 8.9 percent gain in December and an annual gain of 13.4 percent over 2014. Refreshed styling and new features for the 2016 model year continue to keep the Silverado fresh in the competitive fullsize market.
Photo 3/11   |   2016 Chevrolet Silverado LT Front Three Quarter
3) Ram 1500/2500/3500 – December - 43,135, Down 2 Percent, 2015 Total – 451,116, Up 3 Percent
After a torrid run in 2013 and part of 2014, the Ram’s gains have cooled off somewhat. December deliveries were down slightly for the year. However, the full-year performance was up three percent. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel continues to be the 1/2-ton class exclusive diesel, but it appears Ford may be preparing an F-150 diesel.
Photo 4/11   |   2014 Ram 1500 Right Front 1
4) GMC Sierra – December - 27,438, Up 17.1 Percent, 2015 Total – 224,139, Up 5.8 Percent
The Sierra delivered a strong December for the brand and a respectable annual gain of 5.8 percent. When combined with Silverado sales, GM had the highest cumulative fullsize truck sales.
Photo 5/11   |   2015 Gmc Sierra 1500 Elevation Left Front Angle
5) Toyota Tacoma – December - 17,192, Up 20.4 Percent, 2015 Total – 179,562, Up 15.8 Percent
The Tacoma continues to be the one to beat in the midsize market, with a commanding sales lead. December sales were up a robust 20.4 percent, with the redesigned 2016 model likely being a major contributor to its success. Total sales for the year were up 15.8 percent.
Photo 6/11   |   2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Offroad Road Front Three Quarter
6) Toyota Tundra – December - 11,150, Up 6 Percent, 2015 Total – 118,880, Up 0.3 Percent
The Tundra didn’t quite rack up the sales totals of its little brother. However, its sales performance is still nothing to scoff at, with a six percent December gain. The total year gain was more modest, up 0.3 percent.
Photo 7/11   |   2015 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition Front Three Quarter In Motion
7) Chevrolet Colorado – December - 7,909, Up 95.9 Percent, 2015 Total - 84,430, Up 955 Percent
The Colorado’s gains may seem eye-popping at first glance, but it’s important to keep the figures in context, with Chevy showrooms being bereft of a midsize model for much of 2014. Nevertheless, the Colorado has now established itself as the firm Number Two in the midsize segment. We’ll see if that status holds up once the new Frontier comes on the market.
Photo 8/11   |   2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Front Three Quarters View
8) Nissan Frontier – December - 5,693 , Down 6.1 Percent, 2015 Total – 62,817, Down 15.5 Percent
The Frontier is now the value-shopper’s choice in the midsize segment. With a decade-old design and now the lowest fuel economy in its class, it’s clearly time for a major overhaul of Nissan’s midsizer. That’s not to say the Frontier is not without its charms but refinement, sophistication and fuel economy are not among them.
Photo 9/11   |   2015 Nissan Frontier Pro 4x Crew Cab
9) GMC Canyon – December - 3,000, Up 95.7 Percent, 2015 Total – 30,077, Up 879.7 Percent
The Canyon racked up an even 3,000 deliveries for December and an annual total of 30,077. Like the Colorado, the impressive-looking gains are somewhat misleading, as GMC showrooms were absent the Canyon for more than a year before the new model was introduced. We expect the Canyon to continue to post gains into the new year.
Photo 10/11   |   2015 GMC Canyon All Terrain Front View 02
10) Nissan Titan – December - 1,018, Up 17.1 Percent, 2015 Total – 12,140, Down 3.1 Percent
If you’re a fan of the current Titan, now’s the time to act. Dealers are willing to make a deal to make space in the showroom for the all-new Titan XD. The non-XD Titan is expected later in 2016 as a 2017 model, and for the first time, it will offer a full array of bed, cab and engine configurations.
Photo 11/11   |   2015 Nissan Titan Front View

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