March 2, 1999 – Ford of Canada achieves new truck sales record

OAKVILLE, Ont., March 2, 1999 – Back-to-back increases
have produced the best year-to-date truck sales in Ford of Canada’s
95-year history. Last month’s 11,992 truck deliveries were up
12.8 percent and contributed to a year-to-date record of 24,292
units.


"It is fitting that a new sales record is established
on the strength of two Canadian-made vehicles, Ford Windstar and
Ford F-Series," notes John Radford, Vice President, General
Sales. Last month’s F-Series and Windstar sales were up nearly
22 percent.


February car and truck sales combined for a 3.1 percent
sales increase (17,053 vs. 16,535). Truck sales of 11,992 were
12.8 percent better than last year’s 10,628 units while car sales
of 5,061 were down 14.3 percent versus 5,907 in February, 1998.


During the first two months of 1999, sales of 35,449
cars and trucks are up 16 percent versus 30,567. Year-to-date
truck sales of 24,292 represent a 30.3 percent increase over 18,641,
while 11,157 car sales are down 6.4 percent compared to 11,926
unit.


February 1999 sales highlights include:


  • Ford F-Series sales of 4,883 were up 21.7% versus 4,013;
  • "Five-Star" Ford Windstar sales of 3,666 up 21.6%
    versus 3,014;
  • "Five-Star" Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable sales of 2,712
    up 30.5% versus 2,078;
  • Ford Mustang sales of 221 up 75.4% versus 126;
  • Ford Expedition sales of 539 up 39.3% versus 387;
  • Ford Ranger sales of 621 up 29.1% versus 481.


Ford Motor Company
of Canada, Limited


February, 1999, Vehicle Sales


















1999
1998% Change



Total Vehicles



February17,053
16,535+ 3.1%
January – February 35,44930,567
+ 16.0
Total Cars
February 5,061
5,907- 14.3
January-February11,157
11,926- 6.4


Total Trucks




February11,992
10,628+ 12.8
January-February24,292
18,641+ 30.3

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