December 2016 Sales - Ford +0.3%

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    December 2016 Sales - Ford +0.3%

    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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    Sales Chart:

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    Re: December 2016 Sales - Ford +0.3%

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    Sales Chart:

    Looks like the Fusion was mainly to blame

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    Re: December 2016 Sales - Ford +0.3%

    Looks like Ford and Tesla were the only U.S. "domestic" automakers to register a Year over Year sales increase in 2016, though Mr. Bunkley at Automotive News noted "Ford's light-vehicle sales (excl. F-650/750) were down 0.1% in 2016".

    EDIT: Tesla's "deliveries" numbers are global, not specifically the U.S. market.
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    Re: December 2016 Sales - Ford +0.3%

    Quote Originally Posted by dslay04 View Post
    Looks like the Fusion was mainly to blame
    Ford only had 24% Fleet in December; (down 18% YOY) and a mere 6% rental, which is less than half of Chevy's fleet-rental sales, so it is easy to see how the Malibu beat the Fusion by 3,500 units, remember both of these cars sell roughly 25% fleet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    Ford only had 24% Fleet in December; (down 18% YOY) and a mere 6% rental, which is less than half of Chevy's fleet-rental sales, so it is easy to see how the Malibu beat the Fusion by 3,500 units, remember both of these cars sell roughly 25% fleet.
    Right, Wasn't trying to bash. Just noticed the almost direct correlation between the drop Fusion sales to car sales.

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    Re: December 2016 Sales - Ford +0.3%

    Quote Originally Posted by dslay04 View Post
    Right, Wasn't trying to bash. Just noticed the almost direct correlation between the drop Fusion sales to car sales.
    Cool; If I had to guess, I'd wager Malibu had at least 5,000 rental sales in December, Ford has been "correcting" Since Q2, ended at 11% rental right where they said.

    Combination of things; Ford front-loaded fleet, GM kills the Impala W-body; at the end of the year, they both met in about the middle.
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    Re: December 2016 Sales - Ford +0.3%

    Overall pretty solid. Lincoln is doing excellent, especially Continental. Glad to see that.

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    Re: December 2016 Sales - Ford +0.3%

    Still handily outsold by Buick and the XTS, while offering none of the tech benefits of the CT6.

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    Re: December 2016 Sales - Ford +0.3%

    Amazing that you can outsell Lincoln when you have a $23K vehicle that sells the most, in your line-up. Shocking.

    Lincoln - +10.4% 2016 total
    Buick - +2.9% 2016 total
    XTS - -4.1% 2016 total

    Interesting statistic. Continental outsold MKS for the year, while only being available for 3.5 months.
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    Re: December 2016 Sales - Ford +0.3%

    Quote Originally Posted by Extreme4x4 View Post
    Amazing that you can outsell Lincoln when you have a $23K vehicle that sells the most, in your line-up. Shocking.

    Lincoln - +10.4% 2016 total
    Buick - +2.9% 2016 total
    XTS - -4.1% 2016 total

    Interesting statistic. Continental outsold MKS for the year, while only being available for 3.5 months.
    I would actually like to see sales numbers for Ford premium trim vehicles, which is the best competitor to Buick.

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    Re: December 2016 Sales - Ford +0.3%

    ...and part of what cripples Lincoln. But never mind that.

    If we must compare apples to oranges to keep the peace, we can eliminate Buick and Cadillac is still doing quite well in the big sedan segment.

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    Re: December 2016 Sales - Ford +0.3%

    I guess this would be a bad time........... to mention GM's other, officially labelled Premium Brand aka " GMC " ?
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    Re: December 2016 Sales - Ford +0.3%

    So VoD why did the Silverado/Sierra lose market share to the F Series? I thought the aluminum body was a huge mistake that buyers just don't want.

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    Re: December 2016 Sales - Ford +0.3%

    A bigger part of the picture for sure, but still not the whole thing.

    Consider: GM also has the Canyonados, whose sales increases (almost entirely retail, btw) outstripped the decline in Sierra/Silverado sales. The numbers don't lie: Ford gained market share in the light pickup segment this year compared to GM. But not enough to overcome GM's overall acceleration, and with the profit margins very much in question, as shown by the financial returns this year. Mistakes can sometimes be many-splendoured things.

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