Ford Canada Sets New August Sales Record
Ford Motor Company of Canada posted its best-ever August sales result last month, delivering a total of 29,247 vehicles across the country and increasing sales 7.1 percent year-over-year. Ford did so in spite of a 23.7 drop in car sales, which totaled 2,408 vehicles, thanks to an 11.2 percent uptick in truck delivers. In all, Ford sold 26,839 trucks, SUVs, and vans during the month.
“Canadians choose Ford more than any other automotive brand, and we’re committed to continuing to earn their trust with every decision we make,” said Mark Buzzell, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. “From employee pricing; to the smartest, toughest, and most capable pickups; to an expanding lineup of utilities with the attributes customers value most, Ford puts consumers at the center of everything we do.”
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Ford F-Series sales were up 10 percent at 15,438 trucks delivered, good for its best August performance ever; F-150 sales also achieved a new monthly record with a 13 percent increase. This was complemented by a best-ever sales month for the Ford Transit Van, which was up 74 percent at 1,779 units delivered, and a record August high for Ford Commercial Vehicles.
Also seeing increases during the month were the Ford Expedition (up 29 percent), Fusion (up 22 percent), Taurus (up 103 percent), and Explorer (up 19 percent).
Lincoln Motor Company saw its sales increase 5 percent year-over-year thanks to a 177 percent increase from Navigator, 5 percent increase from the MKC, 11 percent increase from the MKZ, and 67 percent increase from the MKT.
Through August, Ford Canada’s sales are down 1.2 percent at 212,796 vehicles delivered. Total truck sales are up 0.8 percent at 188,284 vehicles delivered, and car sales are down 13.9 percent at 24,512 vehicles delivered.
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