April 2012 Minivan Sales Chart
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New vehicle buyers in the United States acquired 144,650 pickup trucks and 47,558 minivans in April 2012. Trucks accounted for 12.2% of the overall new vehicle market, minivans another 4%.
One-third of the trucks sold were Ford F-Series pickups. 17% wore Japanese badges. The Toyota Tacoma, America’s fifth-best-selling truck and best-selling foreign pickup, was responsible for more than four out every ten non-Detroit pickup truck sales.
America’s two best-selling minivans were the Chrysler twins. Dodge’s Grand Caravan outsold the Chrysler Town & Country by 410 units. Year-to-date, the Town & Country’s lead over the third-place Honda Odyssey stands at 374 sales.
April 2012 Truck Sales Chart
Down the line, the Volkswagen Routan was only 35 sales from making the Mazda 5 America’s worst-selling minivan. Last month, the Mazda was 666 sales ahead of the Routan. In February, the small Mazda was 860 sales clear of last place.
Monthly and yearly sales figures for these minivans and trucks and every other vehicle currently on sale in North America can be found through the first dropdown menu at GoodCarBadCar’s Sales Stats home. After the jump, check out the April and year-to-date U.S. data for trucks and minivans. America’s most popular trucks were profiled at the beginning of the month in this best sellers post.