Ford Sales Climb in November, F-Series Deliveries Top 70,000 Units
Ford Motor Company’s total US sales increased 5.2% in November with a total of 197,574 vehicles delivered. Ford brand sales were up 4.6% at 188,145 units, and Lincoln sales were up 19.1% at 9,429 units. Retail sales for both brands combined for a total of 154,114 units delivered, a 10% year-over-year gain. Fleet sales fell 9% at 43,460 units, consistent with the company’s plans to deliver more fleet sales during the first six months of 2016.
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“Strong retail sales increases for both F-150 and our all-new Super Duty pickups drove F-Series above the 70,000 vehicle mark—a November threshold we have not seen in 15 years,” said Mark LaNeve, vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales, and Service. “Plus, strong consumer demand for well-equipped Super Dutys helped boost Ford’s overall average transaction prices in November, which are up $1,000 versus a year ago—well ahead of the industry average of $320.”
Ford truck sales rose 4.9% year-over-year with 88,027 units delivered. The F-Series led the way with 72,089 units sold, up 10.6% year-over-year. Sales of heavy trucks were up 25.2% at 1,144 units, and sales of the E-Series were up 17.8% at 4,705 units.
Ford’s overall SUV sales were up 18.9% at 65,459 units delivered; 60,079 units of that total were Ford-branded vehicles, a 20.2% year-over-year increase. Every SUV in Ford’s lineup saw year-over-year sales increases, a far cry from October where sales of only one SUV were up year-over-year: Escape was up 10.6% at 23,012 units, Edge was up 32.2% at 10,757 units, Flex was up 8.4% at 1,478 units, Explorer was up 13.9% at 17,245 units, Expedition was up 74.6% at 5,204 units, and Police Interceptor Utility was up 53.8% at 2,383 units.
Overall car sales were down 9.7% at 44,088 units. Ford-branded cars accounted for 40,039 units sold, with the C-MAX and Police Interceptor Sedan seeing sales increases of 5.4% and 20.8%, respectively.
Through 11 months, Ford Motor Company’s sales are less than 1,000 units better than sales through November 2015 at 2,374,843 units. Ford brand sales are down 0.3% at 2,275,910 units delivered.
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