Ford F-Series Posts Best October Ever as Sales Dip Slightly in Canada
Ford Motor Company of Canada reported sales totaling 21,081 vehicles in October, a 2% year-over-year decline from the 21,510 vehicles delivered in 2016. Ford’s brand sales were down 1.2% at 20,589 vehicles delivered, and Lincoln sales declined 28.1% with 479 vehicles delivered.
Despite a down month overall, F-Series set a new benchmark for October deliveries with 10,591 trucks sold, up 25% year-over-year.
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“Consumers continue to place an importance on customization,” said Mark Buzzell, president and CEO, Ford of Canada. “Canadians are looking for the freedom to customize vehicles to meet their individual needs and the Ford truck lineup offers just that—technology, purpose-built capabilities, features, and configurations that truly deliver vehicles that can do it all.”
Ford’s total car sales were down 39.1% at 2,200 delivered, though sales of the Taurus were up 4% and sales of the C-MAX were up 68%. Through October, Ford’s total car sales have fallen 17.2% with 33,907 delivered, down just over 10,000 units from 2016.
SUV, truck, and van sales were up a combined 5.5% at 18,881 vehicles delivered, and truck sales alone increased 6%. Sales of the Transit Van were up 24%, and sales of the Escape increased 2%. Sales of Ford and Lincoln SUVs, trucks, and vans have more than helped to offset the losses sustain by cars through 10 months, up 6.4% to date at 233,409 vehicles.
Ford’s total sales through October are up 2.7% at 267,173 vehicles, good enough to maintain its standing as Canada’s most popular automaker. Ford brand sales are up 2.8% at 260,218 vehicles, and Lincoln sales are down 1.3% at 6,955 vehicles.
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