Ford Transit Keeps Crushing Sales Records Month After Month
Ford recently announced their sales figures for September 2016, which saw a slight decline in overall sold vehicles in the U.S., but saw another steady monthly sales increase for the line of Ford Transit vans.
Ford Transit sales increased a total of 6% compared to September of 2015, with 10,799 vans sold. This doesn’t come as a surprise to Ford, as the Transit’s cargo and configuration versatility has been favored enormously by many small, medium and large companies that require cargo vehicles. In fact, I was a Red Bull Air Race event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway yesterday, and Red Bull brought over 20 Ford Transit vans to transport personnel and media. It’s worth noting that the Speedway tipically relies on Chevrolet vans for transporting due to their GM contract.
“We continue seeing strong customer demand, especially for vans and pickup trucks, including our all-new Super Duty,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “Demand for a rich mix of our all-new Super Duty pickups helped boost Ford’s average transaction prices by $1,100 versus a year ago, outpacing the industry’s $400 average.”
On the other hand, September also marks F-Series’ best retail sales month of the year, totaling 67,809 units sold, but down 3% compared to last year. Overall U.S. totaled 204,447 vehicles, an 8% deficit from a year ago, and overall fleet sales decreased 21%, which demonstrates that most Transit vans are being purchased by individuals and not businesses. At least in September, that is.