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U.S. Ford Motor Company Sales Grow 4 Percent In May 2021

Ford Motor Company sales increased by 4 percent to 161,725 units during May 2021 in the United States. Sales increased at both FoMoCo divisions – the namesake Ford brand as well as the Lincoln marque.

“Ford sales were up 4.1 percent on tight inventories, while year-to-date sales increased 11.3 percent,” said Vice President, Ford Sales U.S. and Canada, Andrew Frick. “Ford and its dealers are working harder than ever to match the right mix of inventory to best meet the needs of our customers at the local level. We have been receiving a massive number of reservations for our all-electric F-150 Lightning over the last two weeks – totaling over 70,000 trucks. Ford brand SUVs had their best May sales in 18 years, while Lincoln SUVs posted a new May record,” he added.

FoMoCo Sales Notes – U.S. May 2021

  • Total Ford Motor Company sales during May 2021 increased 4 percent to 161,725 units
    • Ford did not provide any information on retail vs. fleet deliveries
  • In May, average transaction prices at Ford were up approximately $3,400 over a year ago thanks to new products. Ford’s newest products – Bronco Sport and Mustang Mach-E – expanded their sales relative to April 2021, with sales of the two totaling 16,892 vehicles, while turning quickly on dealer lots.
  • F-Series posted sales totaling 316,359 vehicles through May. This is a 4.7 percent increase over last year and represents 53,000 more trucks than Ford’s second-place competitor.
    • With tight inventories, F-Series continues to turn at record rates whit retail orders are up threefold over last year.
    • Ford continues to fill orders as more semiconductor chips become available.
    • Ford’s fully electric F-150 Lightning, which goes on sale next year, already has more than 70,000 reservations.
  • Ford brand retail SUVs post best May sales since 2003, were up 51.8 percent over a year ago on new product introductions of Bronco Sport and Mustang Mach-E, along with the continued momentum of Escape, Explorer and Expedition. Meanwhile, Ranger sales recorded their best May sales since 2004 with a total of 14,303 units for the month, an increase of 41.8 percent relative to last year.
  • Lincoln SUVs posted another record sales result in May, with a total of 7,871 SUVs sold and up 24.3 percent.
    • The Corsair is Lincoln’s bestselling vehicle in its lineup. In May, sales of the compact premium crossover increased 16.2 percent.
    • Aviator sales expanded 32.5 percent in May with sales of 1,927, while Navigator increased 65.6 percent with sales of 1,492 SUVs.

Brand & Model Sales

Ford sales increased 4.1 percent to 153,582 units:

Lincoln sales increased 5 percent to 8,143 units:

During the first five months of the 2021 calendar year, Ford Motor Company sales increased 11 percent to 880,872 units.

ModelMay 2021 / May 2020May 2021May 2020YTD 2021 / YTD 2020YTD 2021YTD 2020
Bronco SportN/A14,9470N/A52,1590
Heavy trucks+118.3%1,205552+105%5,5782,721
Mustang Mach EN/A1,9450N/A10,5100
Transit Connect+34.9%3,4302,543+20.8%14,26011,803
ModelMay 2021 / May 2021May 2021May 2020YTD 2021 / YTD 2020YTD 2021YTD 2020
BrandMay 2021 / May 2020May 2021May 2020YTD 2021 / YTD 2020YTD 2021YTD 2020

About The Numbers

  • All percent change figures compared to Ford Motor Company sales for May 2020, unless noted otherwise

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  1. Richard

    Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai/Kia all beat Ford in sales for the month. Probably GM too, but they don’t report monthly. The media is saying the chip shortage caused this. Could it be there is a backlash from car buyers?

  2. Phillip h.

    I am glad Ford is hanging in there and this so called covid area business climate is tough on alot of people and businesses alike.


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