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Ford Escape, Explorer, and Mustang Post Record Sales; Lincoln Delivers Best November Since 2007.
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December 2, 2014


DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company U.S. sales totaled 187,000 vehicles
in November, down 2 percent from a year ago.

The overall sales decline was anticipated, as Ford manages its inventory levels as vehicle availability starts growing for the all-new Ford Mustang, F-150 and Transit models.

“Our all-new Mustang is moving quickly off dealer lots,” said John Felice, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “Mustang had its best November sales in eight years and is turning in just eight days on dealer lots, on average. Escape saw record sales for November, while Lincoln sales continue gaining momentum, with the brand posting its best sales since 2007.”

Escape sales increased 22 percent versus last year with 25,528 vehicles sold, representing the vehicle’s best-ever November performance. Explorer sales of 14,949 vehicles marks a 13 percent increase, making this Explorer’s best November performance since 2004.

Mustang surpassed the 8,000-vehicle mark in November, with 8,728 cars sold. Mustang’s largest markets, Texas and California, saw retail sales increases of 46 percent and 76 percent, respectively.

Lincoln sales of 8,113 vehicles provided a 21 percent gain and the brand’s best November in seven years. Lincoln MKC sales represent its second month above the 2,000 vehicle mark, with 2,152 vehicles sold as it continues to strengthen the brand overall. The new Navigator was up 88 percent with sales of 1,433 vehicles, representing Navigator’s best November sales since 2007.

Sales data available at link.
 

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F Series sales? They left that out, unless I missed it, though I suspect they are in a transition phase and will have some impressive increases once they are up to full production of the new aluminum bodied truck.
 

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Lincoln sales of 8,113 vehicles provided a 21 percent gain and the brand’s best November in seven years. Lincoln MKC sales represent its second month above the 2,000 vehicle mark, with 2,152 vehicles sold as it continues to SAVE THE BRAND FROM OBLIVION
Fixed it.

I see the much Bally-hood MKZ is faltering so soon in it's young life.

And I wonder how long the MKS/MKT will stay in production for 400 units a month.


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Mustang may take the calendar sales crown from Camaro. GM might be offering great deals this month to hold on to the sales lead.
Camaro has the lead by about 7k units on the year. Gonna need almost 14k sold in December to top the Camaro. Next year I fully expect the Mustang to win though.
 

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I wonder how many of those 8000 Mustangs were '14's with $$$ on the hood?!
Not mine. :D From my guesses not many either as there aren't many 14's even left on the lots.
 

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I'm not a Mustang guy, however if I were to purchase one, I'd take the '14 over this new weird looking contraption. I'm sure it's a great car, though, and perhaps the look will "grow" on me. Yes, I'm a GM fan but I don't particularly like the looks of the current Camaro, either.

Either way, I hope Ford does well with it.
 

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Ford is sending MKC inventory to China.

If someone wants to look back at the projected production numbers for the MKC, they would see that Ford has not allocated a lot of production to it. The Escape just sells too many.

That said, Cadillac would die to have the increases that Lincoln is seeing now.

For those who think that F150 sales declines have nothing to do with the 2015 F150, I would like to know what you are smoking. Ford has not released one 2015 for sale yet, as there are lots full of them waiting on inspection. This is the most important launch that Ford has made in a long time, and they don't want to screw it up. They are willing to sacrifice numbers for quality. If you don't see that, then you need to take your blinders off. There is no way that one plant is supplying enough F150's for sale................... not even close. Ford said this would happen, and here it is, even for those with short memories.

That said, we are going to a 2015 F150 drive event tomorrow. I will report back my impressions.
 

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How is it an excuse? That's a legitimate fact.

MKCs only stay on dealer lots for 15 days. That's damn impressive IMHO.
Because if demand is outstripping supply they should be increasing each month as the line speeds up. However, this month sales went down slightly, so either Louisville is limited to making around 2K a month (which is unlikely), or they can only sell that many due to demand. At this point in the launch, they should be able to either build more, or sell more, depending on the limiting factor. Also, we don't what point in time the 15 day turn rate applies. Anecdotally speaking, every dealership I've been to had rows and rows of them.
 

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Ford is sending MKC inventory to China.

If someone wants to look back at the projected production numbers for the MKC, they would see that Ford has not allocated a lot of production to it. The Escape just sells too many.
Wrong again cowgirl, Lincoln has three dealerships doing business in China right now. Supplying three dealerships is a drop in the bucket for a factory that can make 30K a month.
 

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You do understand that the MKC is built on the same line as the Escape, right??

You do understand that the Escape sells in the 20-25K a month range, right???

Where exactly do you get the extra production for the MKC?? Cut Escape production??

I'm sure that the 15 day turn rate applies to Lincoln product after they have sat on the lot for 6 months or more, unlike a GM product, where the turn rate starts on the day the first piece of metal hits the body shop. :rolleyes: Turn rate is exactly that, turn rate. If you don't like it, too bad. Hint, rows upon rows of MKC's probably are not the same ones month after month. If you have that many, you probably sell that many, like my Lincoln dealership does.

Why exactly am I talking to you?? We all know where your passions lie, and which manufacturer you think is God. I guess I just needed some typing practice. :D
 
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