U.S. vehicle trends have been changing for years in favor of trucks and SUVs. While their sales have gradually gone up year after year, passenger car sales have declined. This year, American truck sales have finally surpassed the sales of cars for the first time in history according to Autodata Corporation.
There’s not a small gap, either. Bloomberg reported that there were 17,000 more pickup trucks than passenger cars during April. The trucks that are doing the best are full-size trucks, accounting for more than 40 percent of American manufacturer sales in that month.
You’re probably not surprised if you’re a truck enthusiast, but others might wonder why trucks have taken over. Recent deals like zero-percent financing offers and the extremely low gas prices have certainly made buying a truck a sweeter choice.
If the trend continues, it’s possible that dealers like us at Two Rivers Ford may even find it difficult to keep trucks in stock. This is thanks to some production plants shut down during the ongoing COVI-19 pandemic, resulting in less supply when there’s been a surge in demand.
Sales will only get better as there is no reason for this trend to end, so you should expect the margin between trucks and cars to get even wider in the future. No matter what happens, we on the Two Rivers Ford team in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, will do what we can to find you the perfect truck.