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Demand for Company’s Newest Vehicles Pushes Ford Sales to a 13 Percent Gain in October; Retail Sales up 13 Percent

  •  Ford Motor Company total and retail U.S. sales up 13 percent; both had best October performance in 11 years
  • F-Series retail sales increase 12 percent, driving total F-Series sales up 3 percent to their highest October since 2004; commercial vans up 75 percent for best October since 1988
  • Ford-brand SUV sales up 12 percent for the best October since 2004; New Explorer up 30 percent, and all-new Edge up 39 percent
  • Ford-brand car sales up 17 percent, with overall Mustang increasing 121 percent – its best October performance since 2006; Fusion posts best October ever
  • All-new Lincoln MKX posts record October sales

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 3, 2015 – Ford Motor Company U.S. sales totaled 213,938 vehicles last month, up 13 percent from a year ago. Retail sales results were up 13 percent with 154,036 vehicles sold – for the company’s best October sales performance since 2004.

Retail sales increased across the product portfolio, with cars up 8 percent, with both trucks and SUVs rising 15 percent.

“Strong demand for our vehicles provided another double-digit sales increase in October, and Ford vehicles posted all-time record average transaction pricing of $34,600 per vehicle,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “Gains in our truck business were especially strong, with F-Series delivering its fourth straight month of sales gains and its best October retail levels since 2004.”

Ford vehicle average transaction prices rose $1,800 versus a year ago – the largest gain among any major automaker.

F-Series sales reached 65,500 trucks in October. At 65 percent of F-150 retail sales last month, EcoBoost®-equipped F-150 sales grew 95 percent versus a year ago.

Ford commercial van sales totaled 19,274 vehicles for October, with all-new Transit sales totaling 9,361 vehicles – a 75 percent increase in overall van sales for the month and the company’s best October van performance in nearly 30 years.

Ford-brand SUVs posted a 12 percent increase overall with 60,786 vehicles sold – driven by the company’s newest products.

The new Explorer saw a 30 percent gain, while the all-new Edge achieved an October increase of 39 percent.  

Mustang and Fusion performance fueled Ford brand car sales growth in October by 17 percent. Mustang posted a 121 percent increase with 10,096 cars sold, while Fusion posted its best-ever October with 23,668 cars sold.

The all-new Lincoln MKX posted its best-ever October sales results with 2,189 SUVs sold, a 10 percent overall gain for the month.

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