On a 55 degree January day in Michigan, this comes up. As gasoline prices exceeded $4 a gallon last year, this comes up. I’m of course talking about the best selling cars and trucks of 2011 in the United States. And in first place is the Ford F-Series with 584,917 total sales, followed distantly by the Chevy Silverado line, which sold 415,930 units. The Ram pickup line was number 8 on the list, selling 244,763 units, while the GMC Sierra line was numero 20 with 149,170.
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s no longer a mystery as to why Americans complain about being broke, or why oil companies continue to post record profits. But since trucks are equally profitable, it’s no surprise as to why both Ford and GM finished 2011 in the black, either.
Pardon the cynicism. I just really miss the snow.
Also of note was the Toyota Camry in third place with 308,510 sales. The Chevy Cruze finished with 232,588 sales, just behind the Corolla with 240,259 sales. However, Toyota bunched up the sales of the Matrix with the Corolla to boost its number.
Source: The Examiner