Sales of Ram, Chevy trucks booming

Ram truck recorded its best ever September sales, the company announced Wednesday. 

Sales of the Ram pickup were up 30 percent in September, its 53rd-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. Ram Light Duty sales increased 21 percent in September while Ram Heavy Duty pickups were up 49 percent. In all, Ram sold 36,612 trucks last month, bringing its year-to-date total to 319,868.

Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram ProMaster van and Ram Cargo Van, were up 35 percent in September, the brand’s best September sales since 2005. Cargo Van sales were up 13 percent in September, its best ever sales in the month of September.

Chevrolet deliveries increased 20 percent, with Silverado up 54 percent. GMC deliveries were up 28 percent, including a 25 percent increase for Sierra. 

The first deliveries of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon occurred in September and availability will grow throughout the fall. GM has announced plans to add a third shift at its Wentzville, Mo., assembly plant in early 2015 to meet expected demand for both mid-size pickups and full-size vans.

GM posted a 25 percent gain in commercial sales driven by pickups and vans, which were up 6 percent and 46 percent, respectively.

Ford’s Transit Connect van sales increase 30 percent, providing best-ever September performance. Ford’s overall sales dropped slightly as the company geared down its 2014 F-150 in preparation of the availability of redesigned 2015 models.