North America’s Big Three pickup and commercial vehicle manufacturers each closed out 2022 with positive reports, highlighted the Ford F-150 continuing its long reign as America’s top-selling, while GM extended its run for total pickup sales and Rams’ commercial fleet posted huge gains, paced by Ram ProMaster.
Ford reported the F-Series will surpass 640,000 trucks in 2022, making it America’s best-selling truck for 46 consecutive years and America’s best-selling vehicle for 41 years after selling an average of at least one F-Series Truck every 49 seconds last year.
“The Ford truck team’s ability to anticipate customer needs, continuously innovate, and provide best-in-class levels of capability and performance has helped make F-Series the sales leader time and time again,” said Kumar Galhotra, president, Ford Blue. “We’re honored and humbled that our customers have helped us achieve this milestone for more than four decades."
F-Series celebrates its 75th anniversary this year and continues to set the tone for innovation and lead the industry with the all-electric F-150 Lightning, which began sales in 2022 and immediately became the best-selling EV pickup on the market.
Furthermore, the all-new F-Series Super Duty has racked up 150,000 orders, with deliveries set to start early this year.
GM, meanwhile, boasted the #1 ranking for total pickups for the ninth straight year, as well the top spot for LD and HD pickups for the third straight year. In 2022, GM sold more than 1.1 million full-size pickups, midsize pickups and full-size SUVs, the company reported.
Ram’s total U.S. sales within its commercial fleet channel increased 28% versus 2021 and booked a gain of 72% in total sales in the fourth quarter versus same period last year, the FCA US LLC brand reported.
The Ram Truck brand unveiled its Ram 1500 Revolution (BEV) Concept at the influential tech event, CES 2023, in Las Vegas on January 5. Additionally the Ram 1500 ranked No.1 in J.D. Power APEAL Study for the third year in a row, and U.S. News & World Report has named Ram the Best Truck Brand for 2023.
“For the fourth consecutive year, Ram wins the award on the strength of the Ram 1500, which is one of the few trucks on the market to make the case for itself as both a work vehicle and a daily driver,” said Jim Sharifi, managing editor of U.S. News Best Cars. “The Ram 1500 features a coil-spring rear suspension that makes it comfortable enough for commuting but capable enough for serious towing and hauling.”
This article originally appeared in FleetOwner.com.