After taking a quick peek at the car side of the ledger yesterday, today we’ll look back at the trucks (and SUVs, and crossovers, and minivans) that garnered some of the top sales numbers in the country last year. Unsurprisingly, of course, it was a truck that had THE top sales results in 2012, as the 2013 Ford F-150 finished the past selling season with an incredible 645,316 deliveries. That makes it 31 years in a row that the F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle in America, and the full-size pickup has now been the volume leader among trucks for the past 36 years.
And while the 2013 Ford F-150 didn’t quite match the industry’s selling pace last year, when the market enjoyed a 13.4 percent sales increase on 14,491,873 deliveries, the fact that the Blue Oval’s truck raised its results by 10.3 percent is still fairly impressive—especially given the recent consumer interest in vehicular downsizing. In fact, it must be noted cars actually outsold trucks by a narrow margin in 2012, with data from MotorIntelligence.com showing that car volume in this country expanded to 7,414,282 units last year (up 18.8 percent) while truck sales advanced by 8.3 percent, backed by 7,077,591 deliveries.