September 05, 2013

Ford August US retail sales surge to highest levels since 2006

Ford Motor Company's August US retail sales grew 20 per cent - with total sales up 12 per cent - for the best monthly retail performance since 2006.

With inventories remaining tight in several key segments, retail sales gains were broad-based. Car sales were up 15 per cent,
utilities up 16 per cent and trucks up 30 per cent. Ford continued to see strong growth in the coastal regions.

"Producing more Fusions at Flat Rock Assembly with its 1,400 new workers is a welcome opportunity, as Fusion showed great strength in August," said Ken Czubay, Ford Vice-President, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "Small cars and hybrids continue to outpace the market in the coastal regions of the US, with Ford brand retail small car sales growing at more than three times the rate of the US small car industry."

Fusion had its best-ever August sales with 24,653 vehicles sold. Strongest growth for Fusion continues to be in the western region of the country, with retail sales up 63 per cent.

Ford's overall small car sales - including Fiesta, Focus and C-Max hybrids - were up 30 per cent, with combined sales of 30,148 vehicles. C-Max hybrids contributed 44 per cent of Ford's small car growth in August. Fiesta sales increased 61 per cent, for the best August Fiesta sales ever.

F-series sales of 71,115 vehicles were up 22 per cent, for the 25th consecutive monthly increase - and the second time this year sales have topped 70,000 vehicles. The last time F-series had sales of more than 70,000 vehicles in two separate months in a calendar year was 2006.


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