Driven by a 35 percent increase in Ford brand utilities and a 15 percent gain in Ford truck sales, Ford Motor Company’s September sales totaled 175,199, up 9 percent versus last year. Ford Sales Analyst, Erich Merkle, said Ford sales for the month of September are looking good.
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|Cut #1:||"Things are looking good, we're having a solid month and sales for Ford are up 9-percent." :05 sec. |
|EcoBoost sales continue to climb in popularity. Merkle says they had their best-ever sales month and V6 engines continue to outsell V8s among F-150s, with Ford's new 3.5 liter EcoBoost and 3.7-liter V6 engines representing 57 percent of F-150 retail sales this past month.|
|Cut #2:||"EcoBoost F-150 sales just set us a record for the month of September, we're finding a lot of customers they just love this engine simply because it has the power and it has torque, that's 420 foot pounds of torque." :14 sec. |
When it comes to car sales, the Ford Fusion had another strong sales month.
|Cut #3:||"We had record Fusion sales, in fac,t we're on pace right now to do over 200 thousand Fusion's and we're on pace to have a record year in terms of Fusion sales, so we're real pleased with the performance of the Fusion." :14 sec. |
|Ford brand utilities had their best September sales month since 2004. Sales totaled 48,798 for the month, delivering year-to-date sales of 425,910 utilities. As the best-selling utility brand in America, Ford utility sales are up 30 percent through September. |
Ford Escape, America’s best-selling utility, set a September sales record with 20,225 vehicles sold, up 41 percent versus a year ago. Escape has set monthly sales records seven out of nine months this year. Year to date, Escape sales totaled 187,850, up 32 percent.
Explorer sales in September totaled 11,336, up 204 percent versus a year ago. Through September, Explorer sales totaled 96,957, representing a 126 percent increase versus 2010.