It’s no big surprise America’s hottest selling vehicle for the month of May was once again Ford’s F-Series truck. It outsold General Motors GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado yet again.
GM has a glimmer of hope with the production of the Ford F-Series somewhat constrained, the GM duo is leading by 4,497 sales heading into the sixth month of 2015. If GM and keep up the sales pace, it will be the first time since 2009 the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra has dethroned the Ford F-Series truck in a calendar year. They’ve pulled ahead in the past and still have failed to surpass Ford’s sales…I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
The top five hottest vehicles sold in May 2015 are the Ford’s F-Series truck, Chevrolet Silverado, Toyota Camry, Dodge Ram, and the Toyota Corolla. The top five had a total new vehicle sales amount of 234,029 in May.
At number one, Ford’s F-Series truck sold 61,780 vehicles in the month of May, down -9.7 percent from the same month last year. This gives Ford a year-to-date (YTD) sales total of 302,009 for 2015. This is also down -1.1 percent from last year’s 302,265 total truck sales. The Chevrolet Silverado had a great May, currently still holding strong in second place and making a run to topple the Ford sales giant, by selling 51,602 trucks last month. This is up 10.6 percent from last May’s 46,648 sales. Year-to-date sales are also up from 197,160 in 2014, to 224,274 in 2015, a 13.8 percent increase.
With Toyota only selling 43,837 Camry’s last month, they experienced a -11.6 percent drop from same month last year and a -1.9 percent drop YTD. Dodge Ram came close to stealing the third spot with an increase of 7.6 percent in volume with 39,952 vehicle sales. Dodge also increased its overall YTD sales from last year’s 170,711 total to 179,384 so far this year, just over 9000 units or 5.1% increase.
The Toyota Corolla stayed even with May 2014’s sales, they sold 37,768 Corolla’s last month and 36,611 in May 2014. With only a 0.4 percent change, they’ve still sold 11.2% more YTD than last year.
Honda did not have a good May, selling only 32,373 Accords vs. 39,367 last May, dropping 18.3 percent. Their calendar year sales are also down by -16.1 percent. They need to do something if they’re ever going to catch Toyota. Chevrolet also had a poor month with the Cruze. Coming in at number sixteen on the list, they only sold 23,752 vehicles in May, falling -26.7 percent from May 2014.
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Take a look at the list below to see where all the automakers ranked in the month of May 2015.
Top 25 Hottest Selling New Cars in May 2015
|Rank||Vehicle||May 2015||May 2014||% Change||YTD 2015||YTD 2014||% Change|
|25||Jeep Grand Cherokee||18,209||18,068||0.8%||77,616||74,558||4.1%|
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