Ford F-Series Sales Up 10%, Vans Up 42%
Even though it is the first of April, sales figures are no joke. For the month of March, Ford sold 10% more F-Series pickups at retail last month than the did the year before. For vans, that number increased an astonishing 42%!
Overall last month, sales were down for the Ford Motor Company 3%, but Ford is blaming the decline on fleet order sales an a prioritization on filling retail customer orders. Now that the Kansas City assembly plant is building the new F-150 for commercial applications, we’d expect to see that number start to rise.
Kansas City coming online for F-150 production will definitely help fill up dealer inventories and help fill orders. Demand for the new truck has be strong, and having two plants outputting the new aluminum truck will definitely help.
Other strong performers included the Ford Explorer, up 17% even though a new one is on its way.
The new Mustang is also popular, with sales being up 36% over last year. Now that the new Mustang is a global vehicle, we do expect to see sales increases in that department.
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