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FCA #1 in US light truck sales, again

by Bill Cawthon on

For the second month in a row, FCA US sold more light trucks (minivans, vans, SUVs, and pickups) than Ford or General Motors.

The tally was 170,277 for FCA, 167,433 for Ford, and 166,647 for GM.


Even without the Fiat 500L and 500X, the Chrysler brands would have been the leader, with 168,693 light trucks delivered.

Jeep, by itself, outperformed total crossover/SUV sales from GM and Ford; its 90,545 sales easily cruised past GM’s 82,310 and Ford’s 78,006.

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.

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