Ford Motor Company Sales Up 8.7%, Ford Brand Up 9.1% in September
Ford Motor Company sales got a big boost at last, growing 8.7% in September with a total of 222,248 vehicles. Retail sales were strong, growing 4.4% with 169,544 vehicles, and fleet was up 25.1% with 52,704 vehicles sold.
“Our September sales were strong across the board—including retail, commercial, and government,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford Vice President of US Marketing, Sales, and Service. “We’re pleased to say recovery in Houston and Florida is moving quickly, with all of our dealers in the area now back up. We couldn’t be happier with the tireless effort from our dealers, employees, and the countless first responders who are moving so quickly.”
Ford Innovation: Testing out autonomous pizza delivery vehicles with Domino’s
The Ford brand was up 9.1% with 213,446 vehicles sold. Ford Trucks were up 19.9%, led by the F-Series’ 82,302 total sales and 21.4% year-over-year growth. Through September, F-Series sales are up 10.6% at 658,636 trucks. Ford will launch a new, high-priced Limited trim for the F-Series Super Duty later this winter, which will likely continue the trend of a high percentage of all F-Series sales belonging to higher trim levels.
Ford SUV sales were up 1% and up 8.8% at retail thanks to major growth from key models. Sales of the Explorer rose 13.4% with 18,898 examples, Edge was up 11.2% with sales totaling 11,476 vehicles, Escape rose 2% with 25,575 vehicles, and Flex was up 6.5% at 1,697 vehicles sold. Ford’s biggest loss in terms of SUV sales came from the Expedition, which was down 52.8% for the month, likely a condition of the ramp-up to the forthcoming launch of the all-new 2018 Expedition.
Car sales struggled only mildly with a 0.2% year-over-year loss at 47,018 vehicles; sales of the Focus and C-MAX both increased 5.3% year-over-year, while sales of the Fusion rose 3.3%.
Through September, Ford brand sales are down 3% at 1,850,737 vehicles. Total Ford Motor Company sales are down 2.8% at 1,933,459 vehicles.
More from Ford: See what’s new with the impressive 2018 Ford Mustang GT