Ford’s F-Series, SUV, and Van Sales Strong in May
Ford’s total U.S. sales for the month of May dimmed by six percent to 235,997 vehicles, but the sun was shining on the truck, van, and SUV sections of dealer lots.
More than a quarter of that number was just F-Series trucks. Ford sold 67,412 of them last month – nine percent more than it unloaded in May of 2015.
The Transit – whose sales were up 16 percent last month – contributed to the Blue Oval’s best May of van sales since 1978. The new Escape hasn’t been around nearly that long, but it still produced solid figures; its sales were up six percent to 30,861 units. Ford’s baby SUV and its bigger brothers gave the brand its highest January-May SUV sales – ever.
Ford’s good news doesn’t stop there.
Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service, said, “With strong demand for pickups, vans and SUVs, Ford brand saw average prices grow almost $1,500 per vehicle in May – about 50 percent higher than the industry.”
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