Demand for Company’s Newest Vehicles Pushes Ford Sales to a 13 Percent Gain in October; Retail Sales up 13 Percent
By Business Wire News
By Business Wire News
Ford Motor Company U.S. sales totaled 213,938 vehicles last month, up 13 percent from a year ago. Retail sales results were up 13 percent with 154,036 vehicles sold – for the company’s best October sales performance since 2004.
Retail sales increased across the product portfolio, with cars up 8 percent, with both trucks and SUVs rising 15 percent.
“Strong demand for our vehicles provided another double-digit sales increase in October, and Ford vehicles posted all-time record average transaction pricing of $34,600 per vehicle,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “Gains in our truck business were especially strong, with F-Series delivering its fourth straight month of sales gains and its best October retail levels since 2004.”
Ford vehicle average transaction prices rose $1,800 versus a year ago – the largest gain among any major automaker.
F-Series sales reached 65,500 trucks in October. At 65 percent of F-150 retail sales last month, EcoBoost®-equipped F-150 sales grew 95 percent versus a year ago.
Ford commercial van sales totaled 19,274 vehicles for October, with all-new Transit sales totaling 9,361 vehicles – a 75 percent increase in overall van sales for the month and the company’s best October van performance in nearly 30 years.
Ford-brand SUVs posted a 12 percent increase overall with 60,786 vehicles sold – driven by the company’s newest products.
The new Explorer saw a 30 percent gain, while the all-new Edge achieved an October increase of 39 percent.
Mustang and Fusion performance fueled Ford brand car sales growth in October by 17 percent. Mustang posted a 121 percent increase with 10,096 cars sold, while Fusion posted its best-ever October with 23,668 cars sold.
The all-new Lincoln MKX posted its best-ever October sales results with 2,189 SUVs sold, a 10 percent overall gain for the month.
FORD MOTOR COMPANY OCTOBER 2015 U.S. SALES
|SALES BY BRAND|
|SALES BY TYPE|
|Police Interceptor Sedan||845||756||11.8||8,291||8,868||-6.5|
|Police Interceptor Utility||1,975||2,041||-3.2||20,618||17,390||18.6|
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