2020 was a difficult year for almost every business, and with the US being one of the worst hit countries by the pandemic, all prominent industries were notably hit, with the automobile industry being no exception. As most people remained indoors due to recurrent lockdowns, the overall sales of automobiles experienced a steep decline. The silver lining, however, was for truck manufacturers, as not one but five pickup trucks made it to 2020’s list of 10 best-selling vehicles in the US.
What Drove the Shift?
Many factors came together to fuel the overall dominance of pickup trucks in the US auto sales. Mainly led by Detroit based manufacturers, the increase in the sales of pickup trucks can be largely attributed to their consistent demand on the consumer front. Even during times when the production of commercial and other fleet vehicles had come to a grinding halt, pickup trucks continued to be in high demand in the consumer market.
The Big Sellers
Leading the sales numbers in 2020 was America’s favorite the Ford F-Series, including the best-seller F-150 and its larger stablemates. With this feat, the F-150 has retained its title of America’s best-selling vehicle for the 39th year in a row. The next in line was the Chevrolet Silverado, followed by Fiat Chrysler Ram pickup. New entrants to the list included GM’s GMC Sierra and the Toyota Tacoma.
What Does it Mean for Buyers?
With more pickup trucks hitting the street, it goes without saying that the future seems to be bright for buyers looking to own one of these magnificent machines through used or salvage truck auctions. In times to come, you can expect more choices in online truck auctions, and if you choose to go for a salvage model, you can get one at an unbelievably low price. As far as buying a salvage pickup truck is concerned, AutoBidMaster has got you covered.
The increasing sales of pickup trucks is a clear indicator that they are not only increasing in popularity but given their exceptional built quality, it would be safe to say that they are also here to stay. If you are looking to buy a salvage pickup truck, look no further than online salvage truck auctions held at AutoBidMaster. If you have any questions about our online truck auctions or would like to learn more about any of the trucks in our inventory, simply call +1 (503) 298-4300 Monday through Friday, 06:00 AM to 04:00 PM Pacific Time.