First on the list is the Ford F-Series, selling over 430,000 units this year. The 2010 Chevy Silverado takes second place with just over 300,000 units sold.
According to Joan Muller of Forbes.com, “After a couple of dismal years automobile sales are slowly improving, fed by a rebound in pickup truck sales and the gradual return of retail consumers to dealer showrooms…Until October the industry’s anemic growth was attributed mostly to fleet sales to governments and corporations. But now automakers are cautiously optimistic that car buyers are coming out of the hole they’ve been hiding in for the past two years.”
The total sale of vehicles in the U.S. in 2010 is expected to be around 12 million units, which, according to Muller, is a step in the right direction.
Forbes.com’s top 10 list:
- Ford F-Series (434,920 units)
- 2010 Chevrolet Silverado (301,998 units)
- 2010 Toyota Camry (275,844 units)
- 2010 Honda Accord (236,278 units)
- 2010 Toyota Corolla (227,822 units)
- 2010 Honda Civic (215,393 units)
- 2010 Nissan Altima (187,875 units)
- 2010 Ford Fusion (178,943 units)
- 2010 Chevrolet Malibu (175,599 units)
- 2011 Hyundai Sonata (166,628 units)
Four American models, including those in the top two spots, are on the list: the Ford F-series, the Chevrolet Silverado, the Ford Fusion, and the Chevy Malibu. This optimistic auto industry news shows that increased vehicle sales during 2010 could potentially be an indicator that the country is headed out of dire straits, but only time will tell.