Autos

Pickups Are Top 3 Selling Vehicles in US

Through the first 10 months of 2015, the three top-selling vehicles in the United States were pickup trucks. The leader, as it has been for years, is Ford Motor Co.’s (NYSE: F) F-Series, which sold nearly 630,000 units through October. In second place is the Chevy Silverado from General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM), with 10-month sales totaling more than 492,000. The Ram pickups from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) have vaulted into third place, with sales through October of more than 371,000.

A year ago, Toyota Motor Corp.’s (NYSE: TM) Camry held down third place in the ranking, but Ram trucks have sold about 10,000 more units so far this year than has the Camry, still the best-selling car in the United States. Toyota’s Corolla is the fifth best-selling vehicle, and the Accord from Honda Motor Co. Ltd. (NYSE: HMC) ranks sixth, although sales of the Accord are down 11% year over year.

Ford’s F-Series has improved its sales through October by just 1.5% over the same 10-month period a year ago, while the Silverado has boosted its sales by 14.8% and the Ram pickup has boosted sales by 3.3%. The data were reported Wednesday by Italy-based auto industry watcher focus2move.

Some big positive moves have been made by the Nissan Rogue, in 13th place and up seven spots, with a sales increase of nearly 41% year over year, and the Chrysler 200, up about 83% to leap from 48th to 25th in the sales rankings. The Jeep Cherokee has posted a 24.3% year-over-year gain for the first 10 months of 2015, and the Ford Explorer has seen a sales boost of more than 20%.

The best-selling vehicle from Volkswagen is the Jetta, ranked 39th this year compared with 29th last year. Sales are down more than 18% on the Jetta.

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