Ford Sales Rise in October as Usual Suspects Put Up Big Numbers
Ford Motor Company sales rose 13.4% in October as the sales of Ford-branded vehicles increased 14.3%. In all, FMC sales totaled 213,938 vehicles and Ford brand sales totaled 205,453 vehicles, bringing the cumulative total of Ford vehicles sold in the United States past the 2 million threshold.
Retail sales were also at an 11-year high with 154,036 vehicles sold, up 13% year-over-year and good for the automaker’s best October at retail since 2004. Retail-wise, car sales were up 8% and trucks and SUVs were both up 15%.
“Strong demand for our vehicles provided another double-digit sales increase in October, and Ford vehicles posted all-time record average transaction pricing of $34,600 per vehicle,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “Gains in our truck business were especially strong, with F-Series delivering its fourth straight month of sales gains and its best October retail levels since 2004.”
Thanks to the Focus, Fusion, and Mustang, Ford brand car sales rose 16.9% overall. The Mustang in particular had yet another monster month with a 121.2% sales increase. With a total of 10,096 pony cars delivered in October, the Mustang’s running total for 2015 hits triple digits at 106,321 units. The Mustang alone is almost single-handedly responsible for Ford cars’ 1% sales increase to date.
Utility sales were up 12.4% for the Ford brand thanks to another strong month from the new Explorer and Edge, which were up 29.7% and 38.6% respectively. The Escape (24,719 units), Explorer (18,748 units), and Edge (10,011 units) made up the vast majority of the 60,786 Ford-branded utilities sold in October.
Ford trucks rose 13.8% thanks to monster months from the F-Series, Transit, and Transit Connect. Ford sold 65,500 F-Series trucks, 9,361 Transit vans and wagons, and 5,877 Transit Connects. Between the Transit, Transit Connect, and E-Series, Ford put up its best October in terms of van sales in almost 30 years.
Lincoln sales fell 4.5%; the all-new MKX contributed to the namebadge’s best-ever October and sales of the MKT increased by 35%.
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