The shift away from fuel heavy SUV and pickups is taking its toll on even America’s top selling Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado, with dealers groups revealing the Toyota Camry – the nation’s best-selling passenger car – is poised to take the number one overall spot if the current situation continues.

For the month of April, the Camry overtook the Chevrolet Silverado to move into second place for the first time in a year and is edging closer to the Ford F-150. According to a newsletter from the AIADA dealer group, the Camry has been the top selling passenger car in the U.S. for ten out of the past 11 years but until recently the gap between it and the F-150 and Silverado was so wide that no one predicted the pickups could be knocked from their perch.

Both Ford and GM are from accepting defeat. Yesterday we reported that Ford was set to introduce a smaller and more fuel-efficient pickup based on the F-150, while GM is conducting a new research study on the future of SUVs and pickups and plans to introduce more car-like crossovers to retain its former SUV customers.