The Top-Selling Vehicles in the U.S Automotive Market for 2012
13.4% of the new vehicles sold in the United States in 2012 were pickup trucks. A huge chunk of those trucks were Ford F-Series pickups. The F-Series nameplate was responsible for 4.5% of the new vehicles sold in America in 2012. This means the F-Series outsold Ford’s utility division by nearly 26,000 units. (In December, the F-Series outsold Ford’s car division, too.)
And while it’s easy to get caught up in flattering the F-Series over its mighty sales figures, it’s important to recognize how important its role is, particularly given the fact that it’s the best-selling vehicle at America’s best-selling brand. Excluding the Blue Oval brand, the F-Series, all by itself, outsold all but five brands in 2012. That’s one takedown than the F-Series scored in 2011. More new F-Series trucks landed on American roads in 2012 than GMC and Buicks combined.