Ford F-150 will again lead U.S. vehicle sales 2012

With the end of the year near, the automotive industry will soon again tally its numbers and the best-selling car list will reveal how much has changed and how much the habits of the public have changed in the past 12 months.

Just as it has been for many years, the Ford F-Series will again be the best-selling vehicle in the United States in 2012.

The Chevrolet Silverado and Ram Pickup will again likely be in the top 10 and the Toyota Camry should retain its perch as the country’s best-selling car.

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But will green cars be represented in the top-20 for 2012? And will the Hyundai Sonata continue its strong sales year in December to not only boost Hyundai’s best-selling year ever but push the sedan’s steady jump toward the top 10. In 2011, Chevrolet had five vehicles among the year’s top-20 best sellers, while Ford was represented by four vehicles and Honda three cars in the top 20.

Here’s the list of the top-20, best-selling vehicles in the United States in 2011. 1. Ford F-Series – 584,917; 2. Chevrolet Silverado – 415,130; 3. Toyota Camry –308,510; 4.  Nissan Altima – 268,981; 5.  Ford Escape – 254,293; 6.  Honda Accord/Crosstour – 253,599; 7. Ford Fusion – 248,067; 8. Ram Pickup – 244,763; 9. Toyota Corolla/Matrix  240,259; 10.  Chevrolet Cruze – 232,588. 11. Hyundai Sonata – 225,961; 12. Honda Civic – 221,235; 13.  Honda CR-V – 218,373; 14. Chevrolet Malibu – 204,808; 15. Chevrolet Equinox – 193,274; 16.  Hyundai Elantra – 186,361; 17.  VW Jetta – 177,360; 18.  Ford Focus – 175,714; 19.  Chevrolet Impala – 171,434; 20.  GMC Sierra – 149,170.

While maintaining their status on the top-20 list, the Camryy, Accord/Crosstour, Corolla/Matrix, Civic and Impala all sold more units in 2010 than in 2011.

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