May 01, 2014

Ford F-series posts best April since 2006, Explorer has best April US sales since 2005

Ford Motor Company total US sales of 211,126 vehicles last month declined 1 per cent from a year ago. Retail sales of 141,950 vehicles are off 1 per cent compared with a year ago. Commercial and government fleet sales were up 16 and 21 per cent, respectively, while
daily rental sales declined 24 per cent.

"F-series and Explorer showed considerable strength in April, posting their best results in almost a decade," said John Felice, Ford Vice-President, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "We also saw another breakout month for Fusion, with continued strength in the Western region. Overall, industry sales continued the rebound from January and February and are on a path of steady growth."

F-series sales totaled 63,387 vehicles last month, making for the truck's best April since 2006. EcoBoost continues to play a big role in F-150 sales, comprising 42 per cent of the truck's overall retail engine mix. Combined, Ford's V6 engines - EcoBoost and the 3.7-liter - represented 55 per cent of F-150 sales in April.

Explorer had its best April sales performance since 2005 with 16,629 vehicles sold, an increase of 17 per cent, as Americas best-selling midsize utility.

Lincoln sales were off 11 per cent, with 6,803 vehicles sold in April - against a strong year-ago comparison. Lincoln sales are up 21 per cent for the year to date through April, with the new MKC coming this summer.


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