Pickup sales close 2014 strong

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Updated Jan 8, 2015

Sales of Ram pickups were up 32 percent in December – the 56th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.

It was the pickup truck’s best ever sales for the month of December and its top sales month during 2014. Ram Light Duty pickup sales increased 45 percent in December while Ram Heavy Duty pickups were up 9 percent.

Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram ProMaster and Ram Cargo Van, were up 35 percent, the brand’s best December sales in 11 years. December also was the brand’s best sales month of 2014. The ProMaster and the Cargo Van each recorded their best ever sales in the month of December.

The Ram Truck brand’s annual sales increased 28 percent in 2014, its best full-year sales since 2005. The pickup truck turned in its best annual sales since 2003.

Ford’s F-Series delivered 74,355 units in sales for December and remains America’s best-selling truck for the 38th straight year and best-selling vehicle for the 33rd straight year.

“Demand for the all-new F-150 also is very high, and it now is the fastest-turning vehicle in Ford showrooms, averaging just five days on dealer lots in December,” says John Felice, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service.

Transit van has its , with 10,030 sales; Transit Connect has its best sales month ever, with 5,012 vehicles sold.

Transit had a breakout month in December with sales of 10,030 vans, the best monthly performance since its introduction in June. Transit Connect produced its best sales month ever, with 5,012 sales, a 32 percent increase from a year ago. 2014 was a record year for Transit Connect with sales of 43,210 vans.

Sales of Chevrolet’s Silverado were up 35.8 percent. Colorado netted 4,037 in sales, and has moved 8,003 units this year.

GMC sales were up more than 30 percent, including sales of 1,533 Canyon mid-size pickups.