Ford’s 2016 US Sales Surpass 1 Million in May
Ford Motor Company’s May sales totaled 235,997 vehicles in May, a 5.9% year-over-year decline. Ford brand sales totaled 226,190 vehicles, down 6.4%. Through five months, Ford’s overall sales are up 4.2% at 1,112,939 vehicles delivered in the United States, and the Ford brand is up 3.8% at 1,068,451 vehicles delivered.
Still, there was much positive to be gleaned from may insofar that F-Series sales were up 9% and Ford van sales were the highest they have been for the month of May since 1978. F-Series truck sales totaled 67,412 units, up 9% year-over-year, and Ford brand truck sales were up 8.9% overall at a total of 90,676 units thanks to a 16.4% gain from Transit and 71.8% increase from heavy trucks.
“Customers are showing how much they value the fuel economy, towing capability and technology we offer in our trucks with F-Series sales producing another strong gain in May,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “With strong demand for pickups, vans and SUVs, Ford brand saw average prices grow almost $1,500 per vehicle in May—about 50 percent higher than the industry.”
Through five months, Ford truck sales are up 10.2% at a total of 435,146 units delivered. F-Series sales total 324,307 units, up 7.4% to-date.
SUV sales were down 0.9% in May, but the arrival of the 2017 Escape helped bolster that nameplate’s sales to 30,861 units (up 5.5% year-over-year). Through five months, Ford’s SUV sales total 325,475 units, up 8.9% to-date and good for the best five-month start for SUV sales in company history.
Ford car sales were down 25.9% overall with all seven cars in the lineup seeing a double-digit decrease.