Ford Canada Set a Single-Month Record for Truck Sales in March
Ford Motor Company enjoyed a 24% year-over-year sales increase in Canada in March, a gain earned largely on a number of record months for trucks and SUVs.
According to Ford, there were more than 13,000 F-Series trucks sold in March, more than in any other single month in the company’s 70-plus years in Canada. Ford moved a total of 13,385 trucks in Canada last month, led by a 37% year-over-year sales boost for the F-150. F-150 sales in March were also the highest they have ever been in Canada.
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“When you have Canada’s top-selling truck for 50 consecutive years, how do you set the bar even higher?” said Dianne Craig, president and CEO, Ford of Canada. “Consumers found a way in March by purchasing more F-Series trucks in a single month than ever before.”
Also experiencing a record month in March was the Transit Van, which saw its best-ever sales for the month with 672 units delivered, a 27% year-over-year increase. Explorer sales were up 16% with a total of 1,121 units sold, while sales of the Canadian-built Edge hit 2,259 units, an all-time high for the month of March and the highest sales for the Edge since June of last year.
These sales helped Ford post a 33.9% year-over-year increase in overall truck/utility/van sales with a total of 22,734 units delivered. To date, Ford Truck sales in Canada total 53,170 vehicles, up 25.8% through the first quarter of 2015.
“Ford of Canada sales outpaced a strong first quarter for the automotive industry,” said Craig. “With the new Escape and Fusion on the way, and our all-new Super Duty coming later this year, we look forward to serving Canadian consumers and continuing to innovate in every part of the business. It’s really all about helping to make people’s lives better.”
Lincoln sales were up 6% at 675 vehicles delivered, driven by a 50% year-over-year increase for the MKX and 76% year-over-year increase for the MKX.
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