SUVs Reach Record Highs, But Overall Sales Decline for Ford Canada in June
Ford Motor Company Canada posted a 4.8 percent year-over-year decline in sales last month, but it achieved its highest June total for SUV sales in company history. On the whole, Ford delivered 31,193 vehicles in June.
“Consumers have been very clear — they want higher ride heights, more space, and increased versatility without sacrificing fuel efficiency,” said Mark Buzzell, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. “Ford is delivering that with our utilities lineup today and transforming our portfolio to provide Canadians with more choice, better fuel efficiency, and more electrification in the future.”
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Ford car sales were down 23.4 percent in June at 3,947 delivered. The Fusion Energi saw a 111 percent sales gain, good for its best month ever, while the Fusion Hybrid posted an 84 percent increase. Sales of the Ford Taurus were up 6 percent.
Truck, SUV, and van sales were down 1.4 percent at 27,246 vehicles delivered. The record month for SUVs was helped along by the EcoSport’s best month since launch, a 7 percent gain from Escape, 64 percent gain from the Flex, and a 1 percent increase from the Edge. Ford commercial vehicle sales were the highest they’ve been for June since 1989, lead by a 49 percent increase from Transit Connect, 34 percent increase from Transit, and 138 percent increase from the E-Series.
Through the first half of the year, Ford Canada’s sales total 155,631 — down 3 percent from 2017. Car sales are down 10.5 percent at 19,246 vehicles, and truck/SUV/van sales are down 1.8 percent at 136,385 vehicles.