The year 2020 was a rough ride for the automotive industry. But at the same time, it highlighted the resiliency of car and truck manufacturers, especially in meeting the expectations of their ever-loyal customers.
General Motors experienced a significant victory over its closest competitor in the truck category, Ford. The combined sales of Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra in 2020 toppled the total sales for the Ford F-Series, including the Super Duty and F-150 range.
Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra have total sales of 594,094 and 253,016, respectively, during 2020. Meanwhile, the Ford F-Series has 782,422 total sales for the same year.
Compared to the 2019 calendar year, the Chevy Silverado sales grew by 3 percent in 2020, while Sierra had a 9% sales growth. On the other hand, the Ford F-Series dwindled by 12% in its overall sales volume. The most probable reason for this is the limitations in the supply lines caused by the transition to the 14th generation F-150.
But of course, we cannot deny that the total GM sales had a steep 12% decrease in the 2020 calendar year. After all, the COVID-19 pandemic made the automotive landscape more difficult to navigate. Automakers had shortages in the supplies of their top-selling vehicles because of shutdowns worldwide. We hope that in 2021, automakers will be able to bounce back. So that we no longer have to worry about delays in orders and the scarcity of popular vehicles.