Ford of Canada Sees Best April Sales Since 1989 Thanks to Edge, F-Series
Ford of Canada logged its best April sales performance since 1989 last month when it delivered a total of 30,401 vehicles across the country. Helping guide the automaker to its best April in 18 years were record performances from the F-Series and the Canadian-built Edge, both of which put up their best April sales ever, and the Transit Van, which saw its best month ever in Canada.
“We continue to see sales growth in utilities with customers favoring the functionality and technology of Ford’s SUVs,” said Mark Buzzell, president and CEO, Ford of Canada. “With new utilities on the horizon including the all-new 2018 EcoSport, Ford’s smallest SUV, and an all-new 2018 Ford Expedition, we’re well-positioned to meet the future demands of Canadians.”
Ford’s total sales were up 0.2% year-over-year at 30,401 vehicles. Total truck/SUV/van sales were up 6% year-over-year at 26,670 vehicles delivered, more than compensating for a 27.7% sales decline for cars. F-Series sales totaled 14,326 units, good for a 3% year-over-year increase and the best April on record. Edge sales were up 22% year-over-year, Escape was up 4%, Explorer was up 20%, Expedition was up 134%, and Transit Van sales were up 23%.
Lincoln brand sales benefited from a 20% year-over-year increase for the Navigator, aligning perfectly with the debut of the next-generation model in New York.
“In April, we introduced the all-new 2018 Lincoln Navigator establishing the most luxurious and spacious Lincoln SUV yet. With five all-new vehicles in five years, we look forward to continuing Lincoln’s brand growth in Canada,” said Buzzell.
Through April, Ford Canada’s total sales are up 1.4% at 93,105 vehicles delivered. Car sales are down 20.3% at 10,751 units delivered, and truck sales are up 5.1% at 82,354 units.