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Ford Becomes Best-Selling Truck, Van Manufacturer In Q1

The Blue Oval has long held the title of selling America’s favorite line of pickups – the Ford F-Series – but it’s also been a popular maker of vans as well. Over the past couple of years, the automaker’s U.S.-based pickup/van lineup has only grown too, adding the Ford Maverick, the Ford Ranger, and the Ford E-Transit to that mix, with more in the works over the coming years. Thus, it might not come as a surprise to learn that Ford became the best-selling truck and van manufacturer in the U.S. in the first quarter of the year, as the company revealed in its Q1 2023 sales report.

Sales Numbers - Ford Trucks & Vans - Q1 2023 - USA

MODEL Q1 23 / Q1 22 Q1 23 Q1 22 Q1 23 SHARE Q1 22 SHARE
FORD MAVERICK +11.60% 21,478 19,245 9% 9%
FORD RANGER -34.80% 11,500 17,639 5% 8%
FORD F-SERIES +18.26% 166,086 140,447 67% 66%
FORD HEAVY TRUCKS +36.75% 4,045 2,958 2% 1%
FORD TRANSIT CONNECT -48.04% 3,823 7,357 2% 3%
FORD TRANSIT +87.03% 30,847 16,493 12% 8%
FORD E-SERIES +49.77% 10,785 7,201 4% 3%
TOTAL +17.61% 248,564 211,340

Here, we can see that Ford sold a grand total of 83,646 vans and pickups in Q1, which is nearly 17 percent higher than its first quarter 2022 sales at 71,611 units. On top of that, it moved a grand total of 170,377 F-Series pickups, which is a 21 percent jump over last year’s total of 140,701 units. This brings the automaker’s total van and truck sales to 254,023, a 19.6 percent year-over-year increase.

Sales Numbers - Chevy Trucks & Vans - Q1 2023 - USA

MODEL Q1 23 / Q1 22 Q1 23 Q1 22 Q1 23 SHARE Q1 22 SHARE
CHEVROLET COLORADO -38.89% 13,256 21,693 9% 14%
CHEVROLET SILVERADO +4.86% 126,992 121,107 85% 80%
CHEVROLET EXPRESS -2.99% 8,595 8,860 6% 6%
TOTAL -1.86% 148,843 151,660

On the same token, it’s worth noting that Chevy managed to sell 148,843 units of the Silverado (including the Silverado 1500, Silverado HD, and Silverado Medium Duty models), along with 13,256 Colorado pickups and 8,595 Express vans. The Silverado enjoyed a nearly five percent increase year-over-year, but the Colorado declined by nearly 40 percent.

Sales Numbers - GMC Trucks & Vans - Q1 2023 - USA

MODEL Q1 23 / Q1 22 Q1 23 Q1 22 Q1 23 SHARE Q1 22 SHARE
GMC CANYON -18.57% 5,016 6,160 7% 9%
GMC SIERRA +18.69% 67,198 56,617 87% 86%
GMC SAVANA +60.67% 4,796 2,985 6% 5%
GMC HUMMER EV PICKUP -97.97% 2 99 0% 0%
TOTAL +16.93% 77,012 65,861

Next up, we have GMC, which saw its truck and van sales increase by 17 percent to 77,012 units, much of which comes from the Sierra pickup line, which totaled 67,198 sales.

Sales Numbers - GM Trucks & Vans - Q1 2023 - USA

MODEL Q1 23 / Q1 22 Q1 23 Q1 22 Q1 23 SHARE Q1 22 SHARE
CHEVROLET COLORADO -38.89% 13,256 21,693 6% 10%
CHEVROLET SILVERADO +4.86% 126,992 121,107 56% 56%
CHEVROLET EXPRESS -2.99% 8,595 8,860 4% 4%
GMC CANYON -18.57% 5,016 6,160 2% 3%
GMC SIERRA +18.69% 67,198 56,617 30% 26%
GMC SAVANA +60.67% 4,796 2,985 2% 1%
GMC HUMMER EV PICKUP -97.97% 2 99 0% 0%
TOTAL +3.83% 225,855 217,521

Adding GMC and Chevy sales together, we get a clearer picture of GM’s total truck and van sales, which totaled 225,855 units following a four percent increase. This means that GM fell just over 28k units short of Ford’s total truck and van sales in Q1, though it’s worth noting that GM sold more units of the Silverado and Sierra combined than Ford’s F-Series.

Sales Numbers - Stellantis Trucks & Vans - Q1 2023 - USA

MODEL Q1 23 / Q1 22 Q1 23 Q1 22 Q1 23 SHARE Q1 22 SHARE
RAM RAM PICKUP -17.12% 105,350 127,116 82% 92%
RAM PROMASTER CITY +232.24% 5,678 1,709 4% 1%
RAM PROMASTER +89.69% 17,694 9,328 14% 7%
TOTAL -6.83% 128,722 138,153

Finally, we have Stellantis, which fell far behind its competition in terms of total van and truck sales, albeit with fewer models, to boot. It finished with a total of 128,722 sales, a roughly seven percent decrease from last year’s total over the first quarter, with the Ram pickup accounting for most of that by moving 105,350 units.

We’ll have more sales info like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for ongoing Ford news coverage.

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Comments

  1. Zviera

    Nice numbers for sure. Good on Ford.

    Reply
  2. ZR2RZ

    Ford now has to add van sales to their totals to compete with GM. Ford is a joke

    Reply
  3. Joe M

    Vans sales were also included in GM sales also. Maybe read the sales charts before you make a comment !.

    Reply

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