The highly lucrative pickup segment dominated by the Detroit 3 beat cars in the U.S., for the first time, by more than 17,000 sales in April — 186,417 pickups vs. 169,234 cars — according to a report from Autodata Corp.
Complete April sales results haven't been publicly released. The Detroit 3 and several other automakers won't report new sales figures until the second quarter concludes.
It would be a remarkable turn of events. Just five years ago, cars outsold pickups by more than half a million vehicles in a single month.