2024 auto gross sales: Q1 pickup gross sales rankings


With Q1 within the books, we're seeing the very first 2024 U.S. auto gross sales figures, and with them, there have been some adjustments to the areas the place the pecking order was established way back. We mentioned in January that the auto trade was returning to normalcy after greater than three years of provide chain disruptions and runaway inflation. Nicely, there should be a brand new regular.

Clients lined up in droves to purchase automobiles in 2023, making it one of the best yr for auto gross sales since 2019. Shock shock, the vehicles remained comparatively stratospheric. Massive vehicles, small vehicles – even vehicles that don't do “truck” stuff. You title it, People need it. However what are they really shopping for? Listed here are the numbers – and why they matter. Most of the common suspects are the place you'll discover them, with the F-Sequence pickups popping out on prime for the forty seventh yr in a row.

Right here's how issues are shaping up for the pickup thus far in 2024.

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Q1 2024 full-size truck gross sales:

  1. Whole GM (Silverado + Sierra) – 198,584 (+ 2.3%,
  2. Ford F-Sequence (All) – 152,943 (– 10.2%,
  3. Chevrolet Silverado (all) – 129,987 (+ 2.4%,
  4. RAM P/U (all) – 89,417 (– 15%,
  5. GMC Sierra (All) – 68,597 (+ 2.1%,
  6. Toyota Tundra – 15,337 (+41.3%,
  7. Nissan Titan – 4,145 (+ 2.6%,

Why they matter:

To be trustworthy, the half-ton pickup section is fairly boring. There aren’t any adjustments from the place the rankings have been on the finish of 2023, however there are some year-over-year adjustments that could be price maintaining a tally of in 2024. There's clearly nonetheless loads of demand for Toyota's almost new Tundra; Primarily based on these numbers, manufacturing continues to be choosing up tempo. GM's Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra have held the title of best-selling pickups on the identical platform, whereas Ford has held the title of best-selling pickup underneath the identical nameplate. As is custom, we'll go away it to you to determine who the “actual” winner is.

Chevy continues to shine a light-weight on the Silverado and Ram. For a time, Auburn Hills had a brief maintain on the #2 nameplate behind the F-Sequence. not anymore. Additionally: Oh, Titan.

Observe: The F-Sequence, Ram, Sierra and Silverado consists of customary (F-150, 1500, et al), medium- (Silverado MD) and heavy-duty (F-250, 2500, et al) fashions.

2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road

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Q1 2024 midsize truck gross sales:

  1. Nissan Frontier – 19,744 (+ 16.6%,
  2. Chevrolet Colorado – 14,922 (+12.6,
  3. Jeep Gladiator – 12,989 (– 4.0%,
  4. Toyota Tacoma – 8,310 (– 55.5%,
  5. GMC Canyon – 5,484 (+9.3%,
  6. Honda Ridgeline – 3,967 (– 22.3%,
  7. Ford Ranger – 1,918 (– 83.3%,

Why they matter:

The mid-sized section has been rising quickly because the pandemic started, however is going through a halt in 2024 resulting from completely different causes. The provision-chain disruptions of the pandemic period are removed from over; Say hiya to the churn of mannequin yr updates. With the section increasing quickly once more and competitors getting higher, automakers are doing extra to distinguish their vehicles with every replace, and updates typically imply supply disruptions.

This can be a good distance of advising Toyota followers to not panic. The Tacoma has not been dethroned; New ones are merely briefly provide.

The second apparent factor on this record is the Ford Ranger. The ultimate spot isn't the place we'd anticipate finding Ford's midsizer, however clearly, the retooling for the redesigned truck took its toll on manufacturing output. This may occasionally have been exacerbated by the UAW strike, however we'll observe that GM had no bother shifting lots of Canyons and Colorados in the identical time interval regardless of ongoing high quality management points. Right here's hoping Ford is taking its time within the title of enhancing high quality.


Q1 2024 compact truck gross sales:

  1. Ford Maverick – 39,061 (+81.9%,
  2. Hyundai Santa Cruz – 3,362 (– 12.0%,

Why they matter:

Superb. Keep in mind compact pickups? Ford definitely does. Maverick is off to a giant begin in 2024. At this tempo, it’s on observe to just about double its 2023 volumes (a complete of 94,058 items – a few 27% manufacturing improve from 2022), making it probably the most profitable small truck ever made. There isn't a lot on this section, however its very existence is a testomony to the recognition of pickup vehicles. In spite of everything, the Maverick was designed to interchange Ford's compact, reasonably priced Focus sedan and hatchback. Hyundai's Santa Cruz gross sales are down a bit from 2023, however the Korean automaker has an up to date model of the truck in showrooms this summer time.

Electrical energy

Q1 2024 Electrical Truck Gross sales:

  1. F-150 Lightning – 7,743 (+80.4%,
  2. Rivian R1T – 3,000** ( even ,
  3. Chevrolet Silverado EV – 1,061 ( New ,
  4. GMC Hummer EV Pickup – 830** (+ ~4,000%,
  5. Tesla Cybertruck – **

Why they matter:

Electrical pickups are nonetheless outliers – a lot in order that their producers don't group them with their ICE mannequin strains of their gross sales information. This leads to a “section” with a slight distortion, however it exists just for the needs of this evaluation; We're not claiming that every one of those vehicles immediately compete with one another. Neither GMC nor Rivian have damaged down their truck/SUV gross sales of their revealed information, so our estimate right here is predicated on government feedback that recommend the SUV/truck manufacturing ratio is about 70/30 and van deliveries. Some items are being given exemption for. Given the corporate's flat efficiency, we should always proceed with our estimate of roughly 3,000 RT1s delivered in Q1.

We're not stunned to see Ford debut right here, however given all the excitement relating to EV gross sales just lately, we're stunned to see it outperform 2023 gross sales. Maybe the demise toll of battery-powered vehicles was considerably exaggerated.

So far as the Cybertruck is anxious, Tesla has bundled it in its “Different” class together with the Mannequin S sedan and Mannequin General, they offered 17,000 items in Q1. What number of of these have been Cybertrucks? We now have no worldly ideas.

**Unavailable or estimated at time of publication.

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