Ford U.S. Retail Sales Best Since 2004; Overall Sales Up 23 Percent on Strong Customer Demand for New Vehicles


Ford U.S. Retail Sales Best Since 2004; Overall Sales Up 23 Percent on Strong Customer Demand for New Vehicles

  • Ford Motor Company total U.S. sales increased 23 percent for September, boosted by best retail results since 2004, also up 23 percent versus year ago
  • F-Series retail sales up 28 percent, driving total truck sales to their highest level in nine years; Ford commercial vans post best September sales since 1987 – up 86 percent
  • Ford brand SUV sales up 27 percent for the best September since 2003 – all-new Edge up 33 percent, new Explorer up 38 percent, Escape up 31 percent
  • Ford retail car sales up 15 percent; Mustang sales increase 199 percent – the car’s best September performance since 2007
  • Lincoln September sales best in eight years – a 20 percent gain

Ford Motor Company total U.S. sales increased 23 percent in September, with 221,599 vehicles sold. Retail sales also gained 23 percent, with sales of 168,522 vehicles – providing the company with its best September performance in 11 years.

Retail sales increases were broad-based with passenger car sales up 15 percent, SUVs up 23 percent and trucks up 29 percent.

“Our Ford and Lincoln dealers had an outstanding month, delivering strong sales, with gains in cars, SUVs and trucks in September,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “Sales of EcoBoost-equipped vehicles also were strong, driving us to an annual record for EcoBoost sales with three months left in the year.”

F-Series sales of 69,651 trucks posted a 16 percent increase overall, with retail sales increasing 28 percent. This represents the best September sales for F-Series since 2006, with EcoBoost® representing 64 percent of F-150 retail sales last month.

Ford van performance increased 86 percent with sales of 17,994 vehicles. The all-new Transit, with sales of 10,154 vehicles, drove Ford to its best September commercial van sales since 1987.
Ford brand SUVs achieved the best September results in 12 years, with record September sales for Escape – up 31 percent. Sales of the all-new Edge and new Explorer increased 33 and 38 percent, respectively.

Ford retail car sales grew 15 percent, with total Mustang sales of 9,456 cars representing a 199 percent increase – and the best September since 2007.

Lincoln sales totaled 8,680 vehicles, a 20 percent increase. Lincoln saw sales gains in every nameplate in September, including Lincoln MKC and the all-new Lincoln MKX, which increased 16 and 34 percent, respectively.

FORD MOTOR COMPANY SEPTEMBER 2015 U.S. SALES
September
%
Year-To-Date
%
2015
2014
Change
2015
2014
Change
SALES BY BRAND
Ford 212,919 172,918 23.1 1,898,224 1,816,829 4.5
Lincoln 8,680 7,257 19.6 73,964 67,788 9.1
Total Vehicles 221,599 180,175 23.0 1,972,188 1,884,617 4.6
SALES BY TYPE
Cars 63,732 53,609 18.9 629,073 635,429 -1.0
Utilities 69,892 55,140 26.8 610,010 560,851 8.8
Trucks 87,975 71,426 23.2 733,105 688,337 6.5
Total Vehicles 221,599 180,175 23.0 1,972,188 1,884,617 4.6
FORD BRAND
Fiesta 6,996 4,185 67.2 53,868 52,403 2.8
Focus 13,437 15,397 -12.7 163,864 176,156 -7.0
C-MAX 1,966 1,786 10.1 17,291 21,731 -20.4
Fusion 24,942 21,693 15.0 231,475 240,585 -3.8
Taurus 3,028 3,893 -22.2 30,513 43,582 -30.0
Police Interceptor Sedan 914 864 5.8 7,446 8,112 -8.2
Mustang 9,456 3,158 199.4 96,225 59,831 60.8
Ford Cars 60,739 50,976 19.2 600,682 602,400 -0.3
Escape 28,473 21,718 31.1 233,012 230,162 1.2
Edge 10,262 7,695 33.4 95,709 86,051 11.2
Flex 1,266 1,710 -26.0 15,062 18,536 -18.7
Explorer 19,005 13,770 38.0 171,528 143,303 19.7
Police Interceptor Utility 1,710 2,025 -15.6 18,643 15,349 21.5
Expedition 3,489 3,598 -3.0 30,483 32,691 -6.8
Ford Utilities 64,205 50,516 27.1 564,437 526,092 7.3
F-Series 69,651 59,863 16.4 564,451 557,037 1.3
E-Series 3,988 5,549 -28.1 39,036 89,144 -56.2
Transit 10,154 1,225 728.9 86,085 3,310 2500.8
Transit Connect 3,852 4,132 -6.8 36,827 31,944 15.3
Heavy Trucks 330 657 -49.8 6,706 6,902 -2.8
Ford Trucks 87,975 71,426 23.2 733,105 688,337 6.5
Ford Brand 212,919 172,918 23.1 1,898,224 1,816,829 4.5
September
%
Year-To-Date
%
2015
2014
Change
2015
2014
Change
LINCOLN BRAND
MKZ 2,490 2,176 14.4 22,963 26,769 -14.2
MKS 503 457 10.1 5,428 6,260 -13.3
Lincoln Cars 2,993 2,633 13.7 28,391 33,029 -14.0
MKC 2,039 1,763 15.7 18,237 6,418 184.2
MKX 2,136 1,589 34.4 15,167 18,728 -19.0
MKT 430 259 66.0 3,409 3,725 -8.5
Navigator 1,082 1,013 6.8 8,760 5,888 48.8
Lincoln Utilities 5,687 4,624 23.0 45,573 34,759 31.1
Lincoln Brand 8,680 7,257 19.6 73,964 67,788 9.1

 
About Ford Motor Company
 
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 195,000 employees and 66 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.

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