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Each quarter we post new numbers and insight on the sales of light-duty diesel cars, trucks, vans and SUVs in the U.S. for the preceding quarter, with occasional insight and perspective on annual and other trends in the marketplace. Data and analysis supplied by Baum & Associates, and is subject to change, pending new updates and select data availability for some models and markets.
In the diesel category, the Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter (now produced in the U.S.), and the Ford F-150 lead the category. The Chevrolet Silverado and Sierra 1500s will soon be available with a diesel, with the Ram 1500 likely to appear shortly thereafter. Each of the three category leaders had a strong March. However, as compared to last year for the entire quarter, diesel sales were down from last year, specifically with respect to the Ford Transit. We remind you that Ford diesel product volumes are estimated.
Commercial diesel products are of course focused on Detroit 3 Class 2 and 3 diesels with March and year-to-date sales down from year-ago. Ford is the market leader with almost half of these products, with GM and FCA equally sharing the rest of the market.
Vehicles sold in the U.S.
Alternative fuel vehicles sold in the U.S. (Q1 2019):
244,884 (6.2% of Total Vehicles Sold)
Diesels sold in the U.S.
107,321 = (2.7% of Total Vehicles Sold)
|OEM||BRAND||MODEL||TYPE||CLASS||2018 Q4||2019 Q1|
|Ford||Ford||Super-Duty Diesel||Commercial Diesel||pickup||41,454||38,630|
|FCA||RAM||Ram Pickup Diesel||Commercial Diesel||pickup||29,051||21,605|
|GM||Chevrolet||Silverado Diesel||Commercial Diesel||pickup||20,164||15,820|
|Ford||Ford||Transit Diesel||Commercial Diesel||van||7,833||7,961|
|GM||GMC||Sierra Diesel||Commercial Diesel||pickup||13,120||6,768|
|Daimler||Mercedes||Sprinter Diesel||Commercial Diesel||van||7,855||5,783|
|Tata||Land Rover||Range Rover Sport||Diesel||SUV||620||290|
|Tata||Land Rover||Discovery Diesel||Diesel||SUV||386||263|
|Tata||Land Rover||Range Rover||Diesel||SUV||342||193|
|FCA||RAM||Promaster Van Diesel||Commercial Diesel||van||150||133|
|Tata||Land Rover||Range Rover Velar||Diesel||SUV||215||107|
|VW||Volkswagen||Golf Sportwagon Diesel||Diesel||sedan||11||0|
NOTE: Data and analysis supplied by Alan Baum, Baum & Associates, and is subject to change, pending new updates and select data availability for some models and markets. Data includes passenger vehicles in Class 1-3 including heavy-duty pickup trucks and vans. Media outlets interested in the full data contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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