Ford’s F-Series was outsold by General Motors’ full-size pickup twins in April 2015 but remains the top-selling vehicle in the United States through the first one-third of 2015.
F-Series sales are up just 1% in a year of transition for the most popular vehicle line in America, a year during which industry sales are up 5%. Overall pickup truck volume is up 11%. Car sales are flat. SUVs and crossovers are up 13%. Minivans are plunging; commercial vans are selling nearly as often as the people-carrying MPVs.
Aside from a handful of vehicle nameplates which weren’t available at this time a year ago – GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, and Audi A3, for instance – America’s fastest-growing nameplates in early 2015 include the Kia Sedona, Volkswagen Golf, Land Rover LR4, Cadillac Escalade, and Mini Cooper.
New to the fleet of available vehicles in April were the Land Rover Discovery Sport, an LR2 replacement, and the Mercedes-Benz’s AMG GT, which will take over as a slightly more “affordable” successor to the SLS AMG.
Land Rover USA reported 147 Discovery Sport sales in the model’s first (abbreviated) month on the market. Mercedes-Benz USA reported 205 sales of the AMG GT S.
The table below is completely sortable, so when you click the column header to sort by vehicle names to showcase all Fords together, for example, you’ll also see the Ford brand’s total. Manufacturers are shown in bold for differentiation between makes and models. At any time, click the Rank column to return to the original format. If you’re on a mobile device, you may need to choose the full version of the site (at the bottom of the page) in order to use the sortable function.
Reminder: these are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort vehicles by April volume by clicking the April 2015 column header, or you can rank vehicles by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the Vehicle column header.
As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles by selecting a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page.
Source: Automakers & ANDC * Italicized, asterisked, unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total. ² Total Prius Family sales: down 15.4% to 15,235 in April; down 9.9% to 55,535 YTD. ³ BMW has chosen to include sales of the 4-Series within figures for the 3-Series, presumably for year-over-year consistency’s sake, while also combining the 1-Series and 2-Series. Hyundai does the same with the Genesis and Genesis Coupe. Sales data for brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model. estimates say sales for those brands in the first one-third of 2015 were 412, 708, 252, 48, and 380, respectively. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but Automotive News now issues estimates for the brand, and those estimates say Tesla sold 1700 cars in April; 6800 YTD. HybridCars.com, which typically estimated much lower Model S sales, estimates 1900 April sales; 6800 YTD.