With more and more people staying at home and more and more people losing their jobs, it’s safe to say that buying a new car isn’t on most people’s priority lists. Because of this, car sales are set to go down over the coming weeks – but that doesn’t mean that the first quarter of 2020 hasn’t been a showstopper for some car manufacturers. In fact, the Ford Ranger saw an impressive 123% sales increase at the start of the year, and that’s something to be proud of.
A Shiny New Car
When any new car makes its way out into the real world, there’s always a wave of hype surrounding it for a certain amount of time. This could be anything from one week to one year, and those who watched as the Ford Ranger made its way out into the open in 2019 realized that it would be closer to the former. Although people seemed to love this new addition to the pickup truck realm, there were only 9,214 Rangers sold in the first quarter of 2019, and many assumed that it wouldn’t pick up in terms of its popularity.
However, it seems as though the complete opposite has happened. While there were many other pickup trucks that overtook the Ford Ranger in terms of sales last year, it’s now at the top of its game, seeing a 123% increase in sales in the first quarter of 2020. It’s now the second-most-popular pickup on the market, just behind the Chevy Colorado. What’s so amazing about this figure is that nobody can quite understand why this has happened and why it has suddenly become so popular. Nevertheless, sales are expected to go down as coronavirus impacts more people’s lives over the coming months.
Can you believe that sales have jumped by such a huge amount?