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May 2015: Ford Motor Company

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  • All-new Ford Edge has May sales record; 2016 Ford Explorer sales strong in first month
  • F-150 sets record average transaction prices in May
  • Transit van posts best monthly sales results since launch last June, driving overall Ford commercial van sales to its highest May levels since 1978
  • Mustang has best May and year-to-date sales results since 2007
  • Lincoln retail sales increase 10 percent, marking best May in eight years
  • Ford Motor Company U.S. sales of 250,813 vehicles decline 1 percent versus last year

Ford Motor Company’s total U.S. sales of 250,813 vehicles for May declined 1 percent from a year ago. Retail sales of 171,535 vehicles decline 2 percent. Fleet sales of 79,278 vehicles are flat.


Sales of the all-new Ford Edge established a May sales record, with sales up 34 percent and turning in just 13 days on dealer lots. The 2016 Explorer went on sale in May, and retail sales increased 24 percent. Explorer is America’s best-selling mid-size utility with its best May retail sales results since 2004.


“We continue to see strong consumer demand for our newest products, including Edge, F-150, Mustang, Transit Vans and Lincoln MKC,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “Our all-new F-150 is still turning on dealer lots in 26 days against tight supply, and F-150 average transaction prices set a record in May, as customers continued buying a rich mix of high-series pickups.”


F-Series, America’s best-selling truck, had sales of 61,870 pickups on tight supply, as the second F-150 facility – Kansas City Assembly Plant – ramps up to full line speed this quarter. Inventory continues building as the plant comes fully on-line.


Transit vans helped deliver Ford’s best May performance for commercial vans since 1978, with 20,655 total commercial vans sold last month.


Mustang sales increased 39 percent in May, with 13,616 cars sold. Year-to-date, Mustang sales are up 55 percent, with a 116 percent increase in southern California, America’s largest sports car market. The 2.3-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine is now that market’s best-selling Mustang engine.


Lincoln retail sales were up 10 percent, with 8,152 vehicles sold in May. Lincoln MKC sales totaled 2,289 vehicles, while Lincoln Navigator sales increased 50 percent, with 1,046 vehicles sold.


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Nice to see Mustang continue it's sales domination.

Lincoln up yet again in double digits.


So overall, considering they are still scaling back rental fleet and building volumes in their key all new products (Focus, Edge, Explorer, F-15 and even MKX)....I would say that is a good showing.

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Lincolns sales certainly have a long way to go, but then again, they need a lot of product.  And with sales in China already forecast to eclipse US sales soon, I would say that in total, sales are really picking up.  BUT!!!! Their cross town competition has had huge head start for years along with a lot of new product recently introduced, and yet it appears to be mostly the wrong product or pricing that hinders them, as they have been mostly flat or worst for the last 18 months.  

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They still make Lincolns? 


Seriously though, how did they sell 3,300 MKZ's.  How does that car outsell an A4 or ATS?  Or why didn't those 3,300 people spend the extra 5 grand and get a C-class instead?


Maybe they liked the style of the MKZ over all the above.

And ATS has never sold well, except when they were averaging $4700 in incentive spending.

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Huh; so Lincoln is selling right at Jaguar numbers for the U.S..


That's either really pathetic for Lincoln, or really pathetic for Jaguar. ;)



They still make Lincolns? 


Seriously though, how did they sell 3,300 MKZ's.  How does that car outsell an A4 or ATS?  Or why didn't those 3,300 people spend the extra 5 grand and get a C-class instead?



The gray haired set still has some brand loyalty perhaps....I never see them on the road around here.

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