Economy Improving? Signs Point to Nearly 2 Million Pickups Sold

Truck

A potentially good sign for the economy and the auto industry.

For the first time since 2007, the sales of pickup trucks is reaching close to 2 million units. Although this is still a relatively low number compared to the 3 million units that were sold before the country went into recession, it's still an optimistic number given that the current national gas price average is $3.48. Edmunds.com analysts believe that the increase in demand is primarily caused by the need for commercial use by tradesmen in thriving sectors like construction, energy and agriculture.

The top sellers in the market are Ford's F series with roughly 500,000 units sold, followed by Chevy Silverado (328,269), Ram 1500 (234,642), GMC Sierra (122,232) and Toyota Tacoma (110,293). The full size pickup, a continously competitive class, saw upgrades in 2013 of models from GM, Ram and Toyota. The following year potentially holds even greater promise for pickup sales with Ford releasing its next generation F-150 and Nissan unveiling the next edition of the Titan line.

You Might Also Like
Rare Cars Reborn After Devastating Crashes
Rare Cars Reborn After Devastating Crashes
9 Mid-Engined Corvette Concepts You've Never Heard Of
9 Mid-Engined Corvette Concepts You've Never Heard Of

Gallery

10
PHOTOS

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP
$31,790
Starting MSRP
$34,600
Starting MSRP
$33,000
Starting MSRP
$25,400
Starting MSRP
$31,295

Related Reviews

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 First Look Review: A Truck For Everyone
First Look
12
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 First Look Review: A Truck For Everyone
2019 Ram 1500 Test Drive Review: America's Hottest Segment Just Got A New Contender
Test Drive
41
2019 Ram 1500 Test Drive Review: America's Hottest Segment Just Got A New Contender
2018 Ford F-150 Test Drive Review: America’s Most Popular Vehicle Hits Another Home Run
Test Drive
21
2018 Ford F-150 Test Drive Review: America’s Most Popular Vehicle Hits Another Home Run
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 First Drive Review: The Richer Sister
First Drive
51
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 First Drive Review: The Richer Sister
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Test Drive Review: Sticking To A Classic Recipe
Test Drive
26
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Test Drive Review: Sticking To A Classic Recipe