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Lincoln Sales Increase 13 Percent in First Half of 2016

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2016 Lincoln MKX

2016 Lincoln MKX

Lincoln sales continued to rise in June, totaling 8,809 units in the United States and a 5.8% year-over-year increase. Lincoln’s sales are up 13.1% in the first half of 2016 with a total of 53,297 vehicles delivered.

As has been the case for much of the year thus far, Lincoln’s sales success was gleaned from its heaviest hitters—the MKX, MKZ, and MKC. In June, all three marquee models posted year-over-year sales increases.

The MKZ was the brand’s volume leader with a total of 2,760 units sold, increasing the sales total from June 2015 by 8.5%. Through six months, sales of the MKZ are down 3.7% at a total of 14,6943 units, a figure that is likely to be shored up considerably when the new-look 2017 model arrives later in the year.

The MKZ’s success in June was enough to increase Lincoln’s overall car sales by 3.4% despite a 21.3% year-over-year slide from the MKS. It is not unlikely that sales of the MKS will continue to drop in the coming months, particularly as it is phased out for the incoming 2017 Continental.

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The MKX remained Lincoln’s biggest gainer, increasing sales 27.4% in June with a total of 2,466 units delivered. Through six months, the all-new MKX has racked up 15,089 sales overall, increasing the first-half total from 2015 by 72.5% and making it the brand’s overall best-seller.

Sales of the MKC were up 2.2% at a total of 1,989 units, bringing its six-month total to 12,111 units. Sales of the MKT were down 31.1% in June, but the namebadge is up 2.6% through six months. Navigator sales were down 7.7% in June and are down 0.7% to date.

Lincoln’s overall SUV sales were up 7.2% in June at a total of 5,636 units. Through the first half of 2016, sales of utility vehicles are up 25.5%, totaling 35,159 units.

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