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Saturday, 10 June 2017

USA SALES MAY - FORD/LINCOLN - Both brands saw sales grow in the month.

  • Ford Motor Company’s overall U.S. sales for May 2017 totaled 241,126 vehicles, a 2.2 percent gain compared to last year 
  • Retail results declined 0.8 percent, with 158,282 vehicle sales 
  • Fleet sales totaled 82,844 vehicles, representing an 8.4 percent gain versus a year ago 
  • Ford’s average transaction pricing increased $2,100 last month, significantly outpacing an overall industry increase of $500* 
  • Ford F-Series sales of 76,027 pickups increased 12.8 percent last month, for the best May results in 13 years. F-Series also saw a $3,300 increase in average transaction pricing* 
  • Ford brand SUVs set May record, with 74,910 vehicles sold – up 4.2 percent versus a year ago 
  • Ford Explorer sales increased 20.7 percent, with 22,715 SUVs sold, marking the vehicle’s best May performance in 13 years 
  • Ford Expedition sales of 5,758 SUVs were up 13.9 percent last month 
  • Ford Edge sales increased 11.0 percent, with 13,752 vehicles sold 
  • Lincoln retail sales increased 9.7 percent in May, marking the brand’s 16th straight month of year over-year sales gains

“May marked a standout month for Ford brand SUVs, with a May record 74,910 SUVs sold. Plus, we continued to see strong F-Series performance, with sales and share rising this year, along with average transaction pricing. In May, overall F-Series sales were up double digits and transaction prices grew $3,300 per truck.” Mark LaNeve, vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service

Ford F-Series sales totaled 76,027 trucks. This marks F-Series’ best May sales performance since 2004, with F-Series retail sales up in every region of the U.S. Ford brand SUV sales totaled 74,910 vehicles, marking another record-setting May. 
Growth came from a 21 percent gain in Explorer sales, along with a double-digit increase for both Expedition and Edge. The 2018 Explorer, left, hits Ford dealerships this fall. Ford Expedition sales totaled 5,758 vehicles last month, a 14 percent increase, for the SUV’s best May performance in a decade. The allnew 2018 Expedition, left, goes on sale this fall. 

Lincoln retail sales were up 16 consecutive months in May. Lincoln MKC delivered strong gains, up 17 percent, followed by the all-new Lincoln Continental, with sales of 1,061 cars. The all-new Lincoln Navigator, left, arrives in dealer showrooms later this year.