Ford US Sales Dip 11.7 Percent in October; Super Duty, Transit, Lincoln See Gains
Ford Motor Company reported total sales of 188,813 vehicles in the United States in October, an 11.7% year-over-year decrease from the 213,938 vehicles delivered in October 2015. Ford brand sales were down 12.5% at a total of 179,744 units, but Lincoln brand sales were up 6.9% at 9,069 units delivered.
Comprehensive sales were down in each segment, with car sales down 27.5% at 44,925 units, SUV sales 9.4% at 60,166 units, and truck sales down 2.2% at 83,722 units.
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Between Ford cars and SUVs, only one model saw year-over-year sales increases: the Ford Police Interceptor Utility, which was up 26.1% with 2,491 units delivered. After 10 months, Ford SUVs are up 3%; sales of the Escape are up 0.2% with 258,269 units delivered, sales of the Edge are up 5.1% with 111,140 units delivered, sales of the Flex are up 9.9% with 18,100 units delivered, sales of the Police Interceptor Utility are up 31% with 27,003 units delivered, and sales of the Expedition are up 43.5% with 49,372 units delivered.
Ford’s trucks and vans had a better month: sales of the F-Series were up 0.1% at 65,542 units, E-Series sales increased 13.8% at 4,592 units, Transit sales were up 9% at 10,202 units, and heavy trucks were up 34.6% at 1,121 units.
“High customer demand for our new Super Duty, including top-trim-level pickups, continues to boost transaction prices,” said Mark LaNeve, vice president for U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “New Super Duty is turning on dealer lots in just 18 days, and Ford’s average transaction prices are up $1,600 versus a year ago—far outpacing the industry average of $600.”
Lincoln sales rose 6.9% as the Continental delivered 1,222 units in its second month on the market.
After 10 months, Ford Motor Company sales are down 0.4% at 2,177,269 units delivered.