Ford U.S. December Retail Sales up 5 Percent – a 12-Year High; Ford America’s Best-Selling Brand for Seventh Year.
Ford Motor Company U.S. December sales totaled 239,854 vehicles – up 0.3 percent; retail sales totaled 183,454 vehicles – a 5 percent gain – for the company’s best December retail sales since 2004. Plus:
o Ford sold 87,512 F-Series in December, up 3 percent – the lineup’s best overall sales month in 11 years; vans up 3 percent with 22,302 sold
o Overall Ford brand SUV sales up 5 percent in December, retail up 6 percent
o Lincoln up 18 percent in December on total sales of 12,791 vehicles; cars up 28 percent, and SUVs up 13 percent
Total 2016 U.S. sales of 2,614,697 vehicles mark Ford Motor Company’s best annual sales in a decade; Ford is America’s best-selling vehicle brand for seventh consecutive year
o Company sold 820,799 pickups in 2016, making F-Series America’s best-selling pickup for 40 years and best-selling vehicle for 35 straight years
o Ford is America’s best-selling truck brand, with 1,077,006 van, pickup and heavy truck sales last year
o Van sales totaled 240,721, a 9 percent increase and making Ford America’s bestselling commercial van for 38 straight years
o Ford SUVs total 772,667, reaching best annual sales since record 2001
o Lincoln sales up 10 percent in 2016
DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 4, 2017 – Ford Motor Company’s total December U.S. sales of 239,854 vehicles were up 0.3 percent. Retail sales increased 5 percent last month, with 183,454 vehicles sold – the company’s best December retail performance since 2004.
F-Series sales totaled 87,512 trucks in December, up 3 percent. Strong retail demand for F-150 and the all-new Super Duty contributed to the best overall sales month for F-Series in 11 years. Ford van sales gained 3 percent in December, totaling 22,302 vehicles, for the company’s best-ever December van performance.
December retail sales of Ford brand SUVs were up 6 percent, driving a 5 percent gain in overall SUV sales, with 68,685 vehicles sold. December was Ford’s best SUV sales month since 2002, with gains coming from Edge, Explorer and Expedition.
Overall, Lincoln sales were up 18 percent for the month, with 12,791 vehicles sold. Strong performance from the all-new Lincoln Continental, with 1,845 cars sold, contributed to a 28 percent increase in December car sales for Lincoln versus a year ago. Lincoln MKX sales of 3,527 vehicles – a 19 percent increase – drove a 13 percent rise in Lincoln SUV sales for December.
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