With 2017 behind us, we can begin to pore over the sales data as we begin the new year. Last year didn’t set another industry record that automakers have become so accustomed to in the recent past, but it was still a very good year for the industry.
In fact, three of America’s top-selling vehicles in 2017 come from General Motors. We bet you can’t guess what they are. And if you can’t, we’ll tell you none of them are traditional sedans.
First up is the 2018 GMC Sierra. The Sierra 1500 found 217,943 homes in 2017, which made for a steady year. It’s not bad news for GMC since the truck is fairly old at this point with refreshes keeping it competitive along the way. We’ve already seen the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, which means the 2019 GMC Sierra isn’t far off, either. Just don’t expect the pickup to show face in Detroit next week, or in Chicago next month.
Next up is the Chevrolet Equinox. Sales of the previous generation crossover and the newly compact 2018 Equinox totaled 290,458 units. That figure would likely be higher if the Equinox’s Canadian assembly plant didn’t fall victim to a strike last year, which halted mass production for weeks. This year should be a healthy one for the crossover with assembly lines churning out the CUV at full capacity.
Finally, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado takes GM’s top spot with 585,864 units sold in 2017. Combined with GMC Sierra sales, GM sold over 800,000 pickup trucks last year, but that still falls short of the Ford F-150, which sold 896,764 units. GM certainly hopes to close that gap with the next-generation 2019 Silverado.