Who Sold the Most Half-Tons in 2012?
February 23, 2013
by Mark Williams
It took a little while, but we finally got our hands on the most up-to-date 2012 model year sales information from R.L. Polk, provider of automotive information about the U.S. and global auto industry.
The sales numbers Polk provided are based on new-vehicle retail registrations for full-size pickup trucks recorded by various states. Readers who follow our monthly sales updates might have noticed that the final December 2012 and year-end numbers (insert link) seem to be slightly off from some of the Polk data; that's because the monthly numbers supplied to us by the manufacturers are the number of deliveries made to U.S. dealerships and not actual sales. As noted, Polk data is based on actual new-vehicle registrations so there is likely to be a small variation between the two numbers. The information below is based on Polk's registration data.
As to half-ton market share, Ford tops at 34 percent, then Chevy at 27, Ram at 16, GMC at 11 and Tundra at 10.
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