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FORD U.S. SALES UP ON STRONG CUSTOMER DEMAND FOR NEWEST PRODUCTS – F-SERIES, MUSTANG, EDGE, EXPLORER, TRANSIT VANS

  • Ford brand SUVs sales up 10 percent, delivering best June sales performance since 2002; sales of all-new Ford Edge up 30 percent, new Explorer up 30 percent versus last year
  • Ford F-Series achieves record average transaction pricing, while all-new F-150 turns twice as fast on dealer lots than industry’s half-ton pickup segment; Ford Transit commercial vans post best June sales since 1999
  • Ford Mustang has best June performance since 2007
  • Lincoln delivers best June retail sales results in eight years
  • Ford Motor Company total U.S. sales increase 2 percent last month

DEARBORN, Mich., July 1, 2015 – Strong consumer demand for its newest products pushed Ford Motor Company total U.S. June sales 2 percent higher, to 225,647 vehicles sold.

 

“Strong retail momentum continues building for our newest vehicles – including F-150, Mustang, Edge, and now Explorer,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “The Ford brand’s average transaction prices have increased $2,700 versus a year ago – more than triple the industry average – while our incentives are down, showing how much customers value our investment in new vehicles with the latest technologies.”

 

F-Series average transaction prices reached an all-time record in June, with average transaction prices moving above $44,000 per truck – $3,600 higher than last year. The all-new F-150 is turning twice as fast on dealer lots than the industry average for half-ton pickups, as Ford continues building dealer stocks.

 

Ford brand SUV sales were up 10 percent year over year, producing the best June sales results since 2002 – with 64,885 vehicles sold. Sales of the new Explorer are off to a fast start, with a total of 20,377 sold, an increase of 30 percent versus a year ago. Sales of the all-new Edge increased 30 percent in June versus last year, with 12,587 vehicles sold. Edge continues to turn quickly on dealer lots – at just 15 days – while the new Explorer is turning in just seven days. 

 

Ford van sales totaling 21,419 vehicles represent a 31 percent increase relative to last year, for the best June results since 1999. During the first half of the year, van sales totaled 109,783 vehicles – a 26 percent increase and our best first half van sales performance since 1988. The all-new Transit, with sales of 12,134 vans last month, is driving Ford’s segment growth, with its strongest-ever sales month.

 

Mustang sales were up 54 percent, with 11,719 cars sold. This represents Mustang’s best June performance since 2007. Mustang sales are particularly strong in America’s largest sports car region, Southern California, where retail sales are up 157 percent in June. 

 

Lincoln retail sales increased 20 percent versus a year ago, providing the premium brand with its best June results since 2007. Lincoln MKC continues to build momentum, along with Navigator, which posted a 39 percent sales increase for June. All-new Lincoln MKX sales started late last month.

 

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Great to see Lincoln continue it's double digit increases. 

I think that by summers end we will see it continue that with new MKX selling briskly.  I bet sales of 10K by years end with clearance sales.  Next year should be a big one for Lincoln.  Finally.  

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I hope for Ford's sake the F150 sales drop IS due to frame shortages.  Anybody know what the turn rate is for the new F150?  How many days are they spending on the lots?  It says it is turning twice as fast as competitors but what is the actual number?

I do wonder if the tepid styling changes w/ this new generation has hurt sales..it looks virtually the same as it's predecessor, different light clusters and grille shape, but still the same bland, boring blocky styling themes of the last 2 generations..

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They spent too much on the body material changes and too little on the rest of the vehicle. Who cares about an aluminum body if it's still the same weight as a Silverado and has two fewer gears in the tranny? And people have caught on to the EcoBoost's inability to generate FE numbers any better than a Hemi or Smallblock.

Some folks are blaming the frame vendor issues. Maybe. But I also know it's easy to throw a vendor under the bus when a product is underachieving. And I'm leaning towards the second theory.

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Find it hilarious that Wings is not bringing up the fact that Ford was 35% Fleet sales last month. 

Fleet
 
June Mo. '15 / '14
 
Commercial 11 % / 12 %
 
Government 6 % / 6 %
 
Rental 18 % / 16 %
 
Total 35 % / 34 %

 

That is because when Ford does that...its good business....but if GM does that...its bad, its bad!!!

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They spent too much on the body material changes and too little on the rest of the vehicle. Who cares about an aluminum body if it's still the same weight as a Silverado and has two fewer gears in the tranny? And people have caught on to the EcoBoost's inability to generate FE numbers any better than a Hemi or Smallblock.

Some folks are blaming the frame vendor issues. Maybe. But I also know it's easy to throw a vendor under the bus when a product is underachieving. And I'm leaning towards the second theory.

 

Na, inventory is low.  Friends of mine just bought an F-150.  They wanted a very specific configuration.  They couldn't get it... and the one they settled for still had to be shipped 150miles.

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I'm not casting doubt on your story by any means... but that's also what happened with my Ram. I specified my engine, bed length, and air suspension. It took a few days to get to South E-town, and when I asked where it came from I got a look like "man, you don't wanna know."

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Find it hilarious that Wings is not bringing up the fact that Ford was 35% Fleet sales last month. 

Fleet
 
June Mo. '15 / '14
 
Commercial 11 % / 12 %
 
Government 6 % / 6 %
 
Rental 18 % / 16 %
 
Total 35 % / 34 %

 

Yeah, rental fleet needle moved a bit last month, but that is on the heels of months of scaling back on Edge, Focus, F150 and Explorer as they launched new products.  But still, 18% of 35% (or 6.3% of total sales) is still lower than GM.

 

Btw, care to put up GM's numbers casa for reference.

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I'm reasonably sure that the current retail sales standings for the Detroit Gang are:

1) GM

2) Mopar

3) Ford

...which is kinda astonishing, really.

 

 

 

I dunno why I indulge that simple mutha***ker, but when I get to have my cake.. and eat it too.. its worth they typing:

 

GM's fleet sales made up 20 percent of its volume in June, down from 28 percent a year ago

 

Ford's fleet sales made up 35 percent of its volume in June, UP from 34%  percent a year ago

 

 

What that means to Wings is that of:

 

GM's 259,353, only 51,870 were fleet, leaving 207,483 retail.

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Ford sold a total of 225,647, and 78,976 were fleet with retail being  146,671.

 

 

 

Wait WHAT!!! GM sold almost as many Retail alone as Ford sold TOTAL????!!!! LMFAO :bowl: 

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Edmonton, man.

Edmon-frickin-ton. The Texas of the North. And no, that's not just patriotic boasting. Alberta is nearly as crazy for trucks as the Lone Star crew.

 

I know, but I'm talking overall regional population.

The Edmonton/Calgary corridor has a population of 2.5 or 3 million. Not quite as big as Pittsburgh I suppose, but still pretty darn big.

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I'm reasonably sure that the current retail sales standings for the Detroit Gang are:

1) GM

2) Mopar

3) Ford

...which is kinda astonishing, really.

 

 

 

I dunno why I indulge that simple mutha***ker, but when I get to have my cake.. and eat it too.. its worth they typing:

 

GM's fleet sales made up 20 percent of its volume in June, down from 28 percent a year ago

 

Ford's fleet sales made up 35 percent of its volume in June, UP from 34%  percent a year ago

 

 

What that means to Wings is that of:

 

GM's 259,353, only 51,870 were fleet, leaving 207,483 retail.

.

Ford sold a total of 225,647, and 78,976 were fleet with retail being  146,671.

 

 

 

Wait WHAT!!! GM sold almost as many Retail alone as Ford sold TOTAL????!!!! LMFAO :bowl: 

 

For years now casa, I have been repeating the same fact, and for years now, you have been ignoring it, in that rental fleet is the worst fleet and commercial, government, etc......is the good fleet.

 

Transit sales ALONE have spiked the commercial percentage, by design. You keep pretending that it is a mistake on their part to design and build and grow commercial fleet, and I keep spiking that ball in your face.  Will you ever learn?

 

So go ahead and show the rental percent for GM, which is only 6.3% for Ford. You know, for reference. :thumbsup:

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I'm reasonably sure that the current retail sales standings for the Detroit Gang are:

1) GM

2) Mopar

3) Ford

...which is kinda astonishing, really.

 

 

 

I dunno why I indulge that simple mutha***ker, but when I get to have my cake.. and eat it too.. its worth they typing:

 

GM's fleet sales made up 20 percent of its volume in June, down from 28 percent a year ago

 

Ford's fleet sales made up 35 percent of its volume in June, UP from 34%  percent a year ago

 

 

What that means to Wings is that of:

 

GM's 259,353, only 51,870 were fleet, leaving 207,483 retail.

.

Ford sold a total of 225,647, and 78,976 were fleet with retail being  146,671.

 

 

 

Wait WHAT!!! GM sold almost as many Retail alone as Ford sold TOTAL????!!!! LMFAO :bowl: 

 

For years now casa, I have been repeating the same fact, and for years now, you have been ignoring it, in that rental fleet is the worst fleet and commercial, government, etc......is the good fleet.

 

Transit sales ALONE have spiked the commercial percentage, by design. You keep pretending that it is a mistake on their part to design and build and grow commercial fleet, and I keep spiking that ball in your face.  Will you ever learn?

 

So go ahead and show the rental percent for GM, which is only 6.3% for Ford. You know, for reference. :thumbsup:

 

 

 

 

1)  RETAIL > Fleet. Any Fleet. GM beat the $h! outta Ford on Retail.. by about 60,000 retail vehicles. Are U implying that Ford's Fleet vehicles.. rental, gov't. or commercial.. is better than GM having more Retail??? If so.. U are a drunk on Field's juices  :thumbsup:

 

 

2) Look at the numbers Dimwit.  Hell even without the actual GM breakdown of  numbers:

 

Ford sold 18% of it's 35% Fleet.. to Rental.

GM only sold 20% Fleet overall.  I'm pretty sure that GM sold more than 2% of that 20% to places other than Rental.

 

3) your foolishness has always supposed that GM send all of its fleet cars to Rental for some odd reason. Despite all of knowing that the Tahoe, Yukon, Impala, Caprice, Malibu, Express Van are all known quantities in Gov't fleet

 

 

What I do know is that GM favored Retail and commercial fleet sales over Rental last month. 

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Ford brand outsold every other brand in NA.

No debate there.

 

Now, casa, kindly show the GM rental fleet, preferably with a link.

The problem with that argument, of course, is that Ford the BRAND is basically Ford the COMPANY. The other companies on my list do not face these limitations.

Like I said... Mopar beating Ford in retail sales is nothing less than a disaster for Dearborn.

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