The Chevrolet Silverado may be an all-around newer pickup truck than the Ram 1500, but Fiat-Chrysler’s money printing division is starting to nip at Chevy’s bread and butter.
Fiat-Chrysler Authority reports Ram has outsold Chevrolet during the first five months of 2017. In total, Ram sold 5,077 more full-size pickups than Chevrolet. Giving the brand additional momentum, Ram is on track to sell 500,000 trucks this year.
This news can be taken with a grain of salt, however. While Chevrolet trucks are their own entity, GMC also handles plenty of pickup truck sales itself—many of those sales are for high-dollar Denali models, too. Ram isn’t the only brand that can print money for an automaker.
Additionally, Chevrolet’s truck sales have been split since the reintroduction of the Chevrolet Colorado. The Colorado more than likely has stolen some sales from the Silverado, but it also allows Chevrolet to compete in a hot segment that was nearly left for dead last decade.
Chevrolet will likely introduce the all-new 2019 Silverado next year, which is expected to utilize quite a bit of aluminum in its construction. Further details are hazy at this time, though.