Pickup, van sales post strong November results

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Updated Dec 3, 2014

Sales of the Ram pickups climbed 21 percent in November, its 55th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.

It was the pickup truck’s best ever November sales.

Ram Light Duty sales increased 30 percent in November while Ram Heavy Duty pickups were up 3 percent.

GMC had its best November since 2001, and the GMC Sierra had its best November sales ever, up 57 percent from last year.  Silverado had its best November since 2006, up 24 percent from last year.

“The buzz around Black Friday helped drive strong showroom traffic but there was a lot more at work in the market,” says Kurt McNeil, U.S. vice president of Sales Operations. “More people have jobs and job security, their wages are starting to increase, household wealth is growing and low pump prices look like they’re here to stay through 2015. All of this helped deliver an exceptional month and it will help keep auto sales at very healthy levels going forward.”

GM’s fleet sales were up 11 percent. Commercial sales were up 1 percent, marking the 13th consecutive month of year-over-year growth. Large SUV commercial fleet sales were up 87 percent and full-size pickup commercial sales were up 47 percent.

Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram ProMaster van and Ram Cargo Van, were up 31 percent, the brand’s best November sales in 11 years. Both the ProMaster and Cargo Van recorded their best ever monthly sales last month.

Ford’s all-new Transit outsold Chevrolet Express in November: 4,851 units to 4,478. Transit also outsold Ford E-series (4,151), the line which it will ultimately replace. 

Transit was the best-selling full-size van in America in November – the first time Transit has achieved such distinction and comes just six months after its North American sales debut.