Ford Motor Company of Canada Sets Sales Records in August
Ford Motor Company of Canada reported a record-setting performance in August, topping a sales mark for the month that had stood unbroken for 28 years.
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Ford Canada’s sales in August totaled 28,987 vehicles, up 9.1% from the 26,581 vehicles sold in August 2015 and good for the automaker’s highest August total on record. Ford Cars were down 29.6% at a total of 3,672 units delivered; that was more than offset by an 18.5% year-over-year increase from trucks, vans, and SUVs, which totaled 25,315 units.
The Ford F-150 once again posted its best month ever with a 35% year-over-year sales increase, and the F-Series as a whole was up 27% for its best month ever. Ford Transit Van was up 18%, good for its best August ever; Mustang sales were up 33%; Transit Connect sales were up 28%; Escape sales were up 14%; and Expedition sales were up 392%.
“Canadians love their Ford F-Series pickups, as our trucks continue to dominate the segment year-after-year,” said Dianne Craig, president and CEO, Ford of Canada. “With the all-new 2017 F-Series Super Duty hitting dealer showrooms and the all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor on the way, we look forward to exceeding our customer expectations.”
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“Lincoln’s commitment to craftsmanship and quality has resulted in strong growth in the luxury brand space. With Lincoln’s flagship vehicle, the all-new 2017 Lincoln Continental coming this fall, we’re excited to broaden our discerning customer base even further,” said Craig.