In the United States, the Ford Motor Company and the Chevrolet division of General Motors have been the two leading vehicle producers for decades. In the past few years, the two automakers have seen a competitive battle in terms of sales. In 2019, Ford was the top-selling automaker in the U.S., according to data from Autodata.
Ford sold 2,494,154 vehicles in 2019, a 1.3% decline from the previous year. This was largely due to a decrease in sales of its F-Series pickup truck, the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for 39 years. Despite the decline, Ford remained the top-selling automaker in the U.S. due to its strong lineup of SUVs and crossovers. Ford's Escape, Explorer, and Edge models all saw strong sales in 2019.
Chevrolet, on the other hand, saw a 5.9% increase in sales in 2019, selling 2,181,819 vehicles. This was largely due to strong sales of its Silverado and Colorado pickup trucks, as well as its Malibu and Equinox crossover models. Chevrolet's sales growth was also helped by its focus on electric vehicles, with the Chevy Bolt becoming the best-selling EV of 2019.
Overall, Ford was the top-selling automaker in the U.S. in 2019, with a total of 2,494,154 vehicles sold. However, Chevrolet saw strong sales growth and was able to close the gap between the two automakers. With both automakers focusing on electric vehicles and continuing to develop new models, the competition between Ford and Chevrolet is likely to continue in 2020 and beyond.