For the first time since December 2010, U.S. Toyota Tundra sales volume was measured with five digits. August 2012 Tundra sales rose 68% year-over-year, the best percentage increase of any pickup truck. Strictly measured by unit gains, the Toyota Tundra increased by 4595 sales. Ford F-Series sales jumped 19% in August 2012, a 9406-unit boost.
Pickup Truck Sales Chart
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Of the 1,036,844 full-size pickup trucks sold under the Silverado, Ram, F-Series, Sierra, Titan, and Tundra nameplates in the first eight months of 2012, 6.3% were Tundras. Respectively, the F-Series, Silverado, Ram, Sierra, and Titan owned 39.4%, 25.2%, 18.1%, 9.5%, and 1.4% of America’s full-size pickup truck market through the first eight months of 2012.
Tundra market share, though low, is up from 5.9% in the first eight months 0f 2011. The other five trucks, in the order already mentioned, held 39%, 27.2%, 16.5%, 10.1%, and 1.4% of America’s pickup truck market between January and August of 2011.
Ford, so dominant in the truck market, is absent in the minivan market. Chrysler, with the brand’s Town & Country and Dodge’s Grand Caravan, has seen tremendous growth from both vans in 2012. Compared with the first two-thirds of 2011, T&C sales have risen 26%; Grand Caravan sales are up 26%. 45% of all minivan sales in America this year have come from the Chrysler/Dodge duo. The Honda Odyssey ranks second with 86,459 sales, up 29% from last year. The Toyota Sienna is just 923 sales ahead of the Chrysler Town & Country in the bronze medal position.
Minivan Sales Chart
August marked just the seventh time in the last 32 months, but the second consecutive month, that Mazda 5 sales dipped below 1000 units. It’s almost as though Mazda is trying to prove to every other automaker that quit the U.S. mini-minivan segment (or, more likely, never bothered to enter) by reporting lower and lower sales. Only 2.3% of the minivans sold in America this year have been Mazda 5s.
Want to go back in time? As always, historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any vehicle currently marketed in North America can be accessed through the first dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home or, for non-mobile users, near the top right of this page. But we’ve added links in the tables below which will take you directly to each vehicle’s sales page. Just click the model name. That’ll save you a couple steps.
After the jump you’ll find detailed August and year-to-date U.S. sales figures for eight vans and 16 pickup trucks. Click either of the two accompanying charts for a larger view.