Ford Motor Company Canada Sales Dip 5.8% in August
Ford of Canada saw its sales decline 5.8% in August with a total of 27,299 vehicles delivered versus 28,987 vehicles sold in August 2016. Though August saw declines both in terms of car and truck/SUV/van sales, Ford did get significant gains out of a number of key models.
“SUVs have been growing in popularity as customers look for strong design, helpful technology, and optimal flexibility,” said Mark Buzzell, president and CEO, Ford of Canada. “Ford’s utility lineup, including the Ford Edge and Ford Flex proudly built right here in Canada, continues to appeal to the needs of our customers from coast to coast.”
Car sales for August totaled 3,157 vehicles, down 14% from the year prior. Sales of the Ford Mustang were up 25% in August, while C-MAX sales increased 88%. To date, car sales have fallen 15.9%, dropping from 33,859 cars through August 2016 to 28,465 cars sold through August 2017.
Truck sales, also encompassing utility vehicles and vans, were down 4.6% at 24,142 vehicles. Sales of the Edge remained strong with a 4% increase, Flex sales rose 246%, E-Series sales were up 47%, Transit Van sales increased 6%, and Transit Connect was up 2%. Through August, truck sales are up 6.9% at 186,871 vehicles, bolstering Ford’s positioning as the country’s best-selling auto brand.
Through eight months, Ford Motor Company of Canada sales total 215,336 vehicles, up 3.2% from the 208,707 vehicles sold through August 2016.