Tuesday, January 15, 2013

2013 Best Sellers - Toyota Camry and Ford F-150

Wondering who is expected to top the charts in the automotive industry next year? According to 24/7 Wall St., the top of the sales charts in 2013 goes to the Toyota Camry.

For over three-decades, the Ford F-Series has been the top selling truck in North America. This means that for over a quarter of a century, the Ford F-Series has topped the charts as one of the best selling vehicles ever. Not lagging too far behind are the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry models.

By 2013, it is estimated that over 14.3 millions trucks, cars, and crossovers will have been sold this year. The majority of these sales are taken over by two dozen different models. And, as you would have guessed, the Ford F-Series, the Toyota Camry, and the Honda Accord will have made up a large portion of those sales.

Having said that, the market in the United States is experiencing more changes than ever before. The main reason for this, as you would have probably guessed, is fuel economy. With raising prices in fuel, small cars are becoming more popular than ever before. In fact, in the last 8 years, small car sales have increased by over 7 percent. In the middle of the last decade, small cars made up 13 percent of automotive industry sales. Today, they make up more than 20 percent. According to experts, this is a trend that will likely continue well into the future. This has allowed new competitors to enter into the market such as Hyundai and Kia.

Surprising many vehicle enthusiasts is the prediction that the latest series of the Camry will soon begin outselling the Ford F-Series, and will quickly become the best selling vehicle in the nation. If this happens, it will be the first time in decades that one has taken over the F-series. With that said, the Camry is not without it's own competition. Competitive brands against the Camry include the Ford Fusion, the Chevrolet Malibu, the Nissan Altima, and the Honda Accord. All of these models are among the predicted winners of the best selling vehicle over the next few years.

In fact, there are 16 different models that are predicted to make the top sellers list, none of which are listed for more than $25, 000 at base cost. Included within these are the vehicles listed above, along with the Honda Civic, the Toyota Corolla, the Chevrolet Silverado, the Chevrolet Cruze, the Hyundai Sonata, and several more. Of the 16 predicted best sellers, 14 of them offer inline-four-cylinder options. The exceptions to this are the Ford F-Series and the Chevrolet Silverado.

When referring to the top 10 vehicles of 2013, it is expected that Japanese manufacturers will make up 6 of these. Four of the top ten are expected to be manufactured out of Detroit. Ford is expected to have 3 models listed in the top 10 sellers, as well as 4 other models in the top 10-16 sellers. While light trucks have dominated as top sellers since the mid 1980's, this trend is expected to change, putting midsize sedans at the top of the pack.

Another forecasted trend within the American market is the depreciation of individual model sales. Several years ago, it was not uncommon for many models to sell over 400, 000 vehicles per year. But with over 250 different models available to buyers, the sales of each individual model is expected to decrease. There are only 2 models that are expected to reach 400, 000 sales. Five models are expected to reach 300, 000 sales, and all other models are expected to reach just above 200, 000 sales. As such, even the top selling vehicles are expected to see a decrease in sales next year.

Read the Original Article at: http://www.nbcnews.com/business/toyota-camry-ford-f-150-honda-accord-forecast-be-best-1C7428579

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