Ford Still Canada’s Top-Selling Automotive Brand Through Q2 2019
Ford delivered 91,925 vehicles in the second quarter of 2019, helping the automaker maintain its standing as the best-selling automotive brand in all of Canada. Ford’s Q2 2019 sales were down 2.82 percent from 2018, due in large part to a 32.9 percent decline in car sales from the phasing out of sedans, but total truck sales increased 1.8 percent at 83,524 vehicles delivered.
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“We’re thrilled to once again be the automotive brand of choice for Canadians,” said Dean Stoneley, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company of Canada. “Whether people are looking for adventure-loving SUVs, our hard-working F-Series, or luxurious Lincolns, we have more options than ever before.”
Ford crossover sales rose 12.5 percent in the second quarter thanks to a 32.5 percent increase from the EcoSport and a 5.7 percent bump from the Canadian-built Edge. Lincoln crossovers pitched in as well with a 4.8 percent gain from the MKC and a 12.4 percent increase from the Nautilus.
Sales of hybrids were up 126 percent, and the Fusion Hybrid in particular got a big increase with sales up 194.8 percent. SUVs remained a big contributor with Expedition sales up 43.8 percent and Lincoln Navigator sales up 20.8 percent. Ford F-Series sales were up 3.6 percent, F-150 sales rose 10 percent, sales of the Transit Van increased 15.9 percent, Transit Connect was up 9.1 percent, and the E-Series was up 18.5 percent.
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Through June, Ford of Canada’s sales are down just 0.9 percent at 154,281 vehicles delivered, only 650 vehicles off its pace from 2018. Truck sales are up 2.3 percent at 139,562 units, and car sales are down 23.5 percent at 14,719 vehicles.
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