American trucks continue to manifest its strong presence topping sales charts for the longest time. Chrysler’s Ram trucks maintain its hold in the market boasting 23,282 units last month alone. The Chevy Silverado made considerable headway with 32,297 units sold but it was dwarfed by the strapping sales of the Ford F-series at 47,273 units, which was a 25% improvement on the units that it got sold on the very same period last year. Although its fabrication has already been ceased, the Ford Ranger had a considerable great February selling almost five thousand units. As a whole, the American trucks did amazingly well in both marketing and sales and some of the best performers include the Ford F-series, Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, the full sized Silverado, the GMC Sierra, the aging Avalanche, and the Escalade EXT.
Ram is keeping Chrysler in the playing field showing a 40% increase on its sales compared to its showing same time last year. Even though the Japanese are currently going through a painful recovery from earthquake and tsunami, Toyota fared considerably well with its flagship truck the Tacoma. The other Toyota trucks also did admirably including the Tundra selling more than 6000 units. Nissan continued its successful 2011 with another strong showing this year with its Frontier selling more than four thousand units. The Nissan Titan also improved in sales this January distributing almost two thousand units selling more than the units the same model sold in January last year. Honda, which just recently joined the truck bandwagon, has its Ridgeline unibody pickup manifesting comparably great sales new as it is showing an increase of almost 50% over its last year’s sales performance. Suzuki capped the month with its Equator selling 151 units last month.
On the SUV battle, the Honda CR-V retained its hold on the top spot for the second month in a row, a commendable feat in the American market. Close by on second is Ford Escape selling almost 19,000 units last month. Another car company placed third. The Chevy Equinox sold 17,800 units and it continues to grow steadily. Sandwiching the two American trucks is the Nissan Rogue standing firm in fourth place. This year only, there have already been more than 23,000 Nissan Rogues sold. Toyota’s RAV4 has been consistently on the top five managing to sell almost 13,000 units last month alone.
However, the old-school design Wrangler is making a comeback, which is keeping the other SUV manufacturers on their toes.