Ford Motor Company Sales Up 13.4 Percent To 213,938 Units In October 2015

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U.S. Ford and Lincoln dealers delivered 213,938 vehicles in October 2015, an increase of 13.4 percent on a year-over-year basis. The results represent the company’s best October sales performance overall and in retail since 2004.

Sales of the Ford brand were up 14.3 percent to 205,453 units while Lincoln was down 4.5 percent to 8,485 units.

“Strong demand for our vehicles provided another double-digit sales increase in October, and Ford vehicles posted all-time record average transaction pricing of $34,600 per vehicle,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “Gains in our truck business were especially strong, with F-Series delivering its fourth straight month of sales gains and its best October retail levels since 2004.”

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October 2015 sales highlights (vs. October 2014, except as noted):

  • Ford Motor Company:
    • Ford Motor Company total and retail sales up 13 percent; both represent best October performance in 11 years
    • Retail sales results were up 13 percent to 154,036 vehicles; retail sales increased across the product portfolio, with cars up 8 percent, and both trucks and SUVs rising 15 percent
    • Ford vehicle average transaction prices rose $1,800 versus a year ago — the largest gain among any major automaker
  • Ford-branded vehicle sales were up 23.1 percent to 212,919 units:
    • F-Series total sales up 3.3 percent to 65,500 units, its highest October since 2004. Retail sales were up 12 percent and, at 65 percent of F-150 retail sales for the month, EcoBoost-equipped F-150 sales grew 95 percent versus a year ago.
    • Commercial van sales were up 75 percent to 19,274 vehicles for best October since 1988, nearly 30 years:
      • Transit sales were up 314.8 percent to 9,361 units
      • Transit Connect sales were up 44.5 percent to 5,877 units
      • E-Series was down 14.3 percent to 4,036 units
    • Ford-brand SUV sales up 12 percent for their best October since 2004:
      • Escape was down 0.8 percent to 24,719 units
      • All-new Edge was up 38.6 percent to 10,011 units
      • The refreshed Explorer was up 29.7 percent to 18,748 units
      • Police Interceptor Utility was down 3.2 percent to 1,975 units:
      • Expedition was up 5.5 percent to 3,924 units
    • Ford-brand car sales were up 17 percent:
      • Focus was up 19.6 percent to 16,423 units
      • Fusion was up 3.6 percent to 23,668 units, its best October ever
      • Mustang was up 121 percent to 10,096 units, its best October performance since 2006
      • Police Interceptor Sedan was up 11.8 percent to 845 units
    • Heavy Trucks were up 10 percent to 833 units
  • Lincoln-branded vehicle sales were down 4.5 percent to 8,485 units:
    • All-new MKX was up 9.7 percent to 2,189 units, record October sales for the vehicle
    • MKT was up 34.9 percent to 456 units
    • All other Lincoln models posted a sales decrease on a year-over-year basis

Sales Results - October 2015 - USA - Ford

MODELOCT 2015 / OCT 2014OCTOBER 2015OCTOBER 2014YTD 2015 / YTD 2014 YTD 2015YTD 2014
C-MAX-18.09% 1,6071,962-20.24%18,898 23,693
E-SERIES-14.35% 4,0364,712-54.11%43,072 93,856
EDGE+38.56% 10,0117,225+13.34%105,720 93,276
ESCAPE-0.80% 24,71924,919+1.04%257,731 255,081
EXPEDITION+5.48% 3,9243,720-5.50%34,407 36,411
EXPLORER+29.70% 18,74814,455+20.61%190,276 157,758
F-SERIES+3.30% 65,50063,410+1.53%629,951 620,447
FIESTA-0.30% 3,6183,629+2.59%57,486 56,032
FLEX-16.97% 1,4091,697-18.59%16,471 20,233
FOCUS+19.59% 16,42313,733-5.06%180,287 189,889
FUSION+3.60% 23,66822,846-3.15%255,143 263,431
HEAVY TRUCKS+10.04% 833757-1.57%7,539 7,659
MUSTANG+121.16% 10,0964,565+65.10%106,321 64,396
POLICE INTERCEPTOR SEDAN+11.77% 845756-6.51%8,291 8,868
POLICE INTERCEPTOR UTILITY-3.23% 1,9752,041+18.56%20,618 17,390
TAURUS-7.15% 2,8033,019-28.51%33,316 46,601
TRANSIT+314.75% 9,3612,257+1,614.50%95,446 5,567
TRANSIT CONNECT+44.47% 5,8774,068+18.58%42,704 36,012
FORD TOTAL+14.29% 205,453179,771*2,103,677 0

Sales Results - October 2015 - USA - Lincoln

MODELOCT 2015 / OCT 2014OCTOBER 2015OCTOBER 2014YTD 2015 / YTD 2014 YTD 2015YTD 2014
MKC-9.79% 1,9822,197+134.70%20,219 8,615
MKS-12.60% 458524-13.24%5,886 6,784
MKT+34.91% 456338-4.87%3,865 4,063
MKX+9.67% 2,1891,996-16.25%17,356 20,724
MKZ-4.07% 2,4062,508-13.35%25,369 29,277
NAVIGATOR-24.70% 9941,320+35.32%9,754 7,208
LINCOLN TOTAL-4.48% 8,4858,883+7.54%82,449 76,671

Sales Results - October 2015 - USA - FMC Totals

BRANDOCT 2015 / OCT 2014OCTOBER 2015OCTOBER 2014YTD 2015 / YTD 2014 YTD 2015YTD 2014
FORD TOTAL+14.29% 205,453179,771*2,103,677 0
LINCOLN TOTAL-4.48% 8,4858,883+7.54%82,449 76,671
FMC USA TOTAL+13.40% 213,938188,654+2,751.31%2,186,126 76,671

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