Bloomberg has published an interesting infographic that shows how much American drivers still love their trucks – including SUVs, crossovers, pickups, and minivans. This comes at a time when gas prices are free falling, reducing the appeal of more fuel-efficient cars.
In 2014, 754,000 of the 16.5 million vehicles sold in the U.S. were Ford F-150s, making it the best-selling nameplate for the 33rd consecutive year. In fact, Ford sold more F-Series trucks than Volkswagen, Lincoln, Cadillac and Mitsubishi combined (cars and trucks).
What's more, the second and third most popular vehicles in the U.S. are trucks, too, namely the Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500. Together with the F-150, they account for more than 10% of total U.S. sales.
While light-duty trucks outsold passenger cars by just 39,000 units in 2013, the gap expanded to a whopping 685,000 units last year.
SUVs and crossovers easily trump sedans in the hearts of American families. However, those who do buy a sedan prefer foreign makes and models (Accord, Camry, and Corolla continue to lead the way).