Ford F-Series Posts Best April Since 2006, Explorer Has Best April Sales Since 2005

  • America’s best-selling truck for 37 years, Ford F-Series has its best April U.S. sales since 2006
  • Ford Explorer, America’s best-selling midsize utility, posts its best April sales results since 2005
  • Ford Motor Company U.S. sales of 211,126 vehicles for April decline 1 percent compared with last year; retail sales total 141,950 vehicles, off 1 percent

DEARBORN, Mich.--()--Ford Motor Company total U.S. sales of 211,126 vehicles last month declined 1 percent from a year ago. Retail sales of 141,950 vehicles are off 1 percent compared with a year ago. Commercial and government fleet sales were up 16 and 21 percent, respectively, while daily rental sales declined 24 percent.

“F-Series and Explorer showed considerable strength in April, posting their best results in almost a decade,” said John Felice, Ford vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and service. “We also saw another breakout month for Fusion, with continued strength in the Western region. Overall, industry sales continued the rebound from January and February and are on a path of steady growth.”

F-Series sales totaled 63,387 vehicles last month, making for the truck’s best April since 2006. EcoBoost® continues to play a big role in F-150 sales, comprising 42 percent of the truck’s overall retail engine mix. Combined, Ford’s V6 engines – EcoBoost and the 3.7-liter – represented 55 percent of F-150 sales in April.

Explorer had its best April sales performance since 2005 with 16,629 vehicles sold, an increase of 17 percent, as America’s best-selling midsize utility.

Lincoln sales were off 11 percent, with 6,803 vehicles sold in April – against a strong year-ago comparison. Lincoln sales are up 21 percent for the year to date through April, with the new MKC coming this summer.

 

FORD MOTOR COMPANY MARCH 2014 U.S. SALES

               
April % Year-To-Date %
2014 2013 Change 2014 2013 Change
SALES BY BRAND
Ford 204,323 204,969 -0.3 765,478 787,553 -2.8
Lincoln 6,803 7,615 -10.7 28,406 23,514 20.8
Total Vehicles 211,126 212,584 -0.7 793,884 811,067 -2.1
 
SALES BY TYPE
Cars 71,357 78,513 -9.1 267,850 289,949 -7.6
Utilities 58,799 59,089 -0.5 234,170 237,561 -1.4
Trucks 80,970 74,982 8.0 291,864 283,557 2.9
Total Vehicles 211,126 212,584 -0.7 793,884 811,067 -2.1
 
FORD BRAND
Fiesta 5,824 6,080 -4.2 21,422 22,108 -3.1
Focus 19,104 22,557 -15.3 71,007 84,455 -15.9
C-MAX 2,111 3,608 -41.5 7,677 13,285 -42.2
Fusion 26,435 26,722 -1.1 104,013 107,280 -3.0
Taurus 5,725 5,887 -2.8 18,034 22,871 -21.1
Police Interceptor Sedan 1,066 1,166 -8.6 3,351 3,624 -7.5
Mustang 7,243 7,751 -6.6 26,839 25,071 7.1
Ford Cars 67,508 73,771 -8.5 252,343 278,694 -9.5
 
Escape 24,579 25,826 -4.8 95,884 98,809 -3.0
Edge 7,374 10,357 -28.8 40,612 41,891 -3.1
Flex 1,649 1,808 -8.8 7,775 7,252 7.2
Explorer 16,629 14,204 17.1 58,997 62,853 -6.1
Police Interceptor Utility 1,850 1,236 49.7 5,550 3,784 46.7
Expedition 3,764 2,785 35.2 12,453 10,713 16.2
Ford Utilities 55,845 56,216 -0.7 221,271 225,302 -1.8
 
F-Series 63,387 59,030 7.4 236,745 227,873 3.9
E-Series 13,239 12,573 5.3 40,846 40,212 1.6
Transit Connect 3,573 2,779 28.6 11,004 13,205 -16.7
Heavy Trucks 771 600 28.5 3,269 2,267 44.2
Ford Trucks 80,970 74,982 8.0 291,864 283,557 2.9
 
Ford Brand 204,323 204,969 -0.3 765,478 787,553 -2.8
 
March % Year-To-Date %
2014 2013 Change 2014 2013 Change
LINCOLN BRAND
MKZ 3,054 4,012 -23.9 12,272 7,770 57.9
MKS 795 730 8.9 3,235 3,485 -7.2
Lincoln Cars 3,849 4,742 -18.8 15,507 11,255 37.8
 
MKX 1,828 1,740 5.1 8,929 7,806 14.4
MKT 452 453 -0.2 1,735 1,946 -10.8
Navigator 674 680 -0.9 2,235 2,507 -10.8
Lincoln Utilities 2,954 2,873 2.8 12,899 12,259 5.2
 
Lincoln Brand 6,803 7,615 -10.7 28,406 23,514 20.8
 

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