Lincoln, Ford Van Sales Up in August; Total U.S. Sales Down 8 Percent on Lower Industry Volumes
Lincoln sales rose 7 percent in the U.S. in August versus a year ago with 9,243 vehicles sold, while Ford Motor Company vans reached best-ever August sales with 20,355 vehicles sold. Overall U.S. company sales totaled 214,482 vehicles, an 8 percent decline.
Retail sales totaled 168,543 vehicles for the month – an 8 percent decrease. Fleet sales of 45,939 vehicles, including daily rental, commercial and government segments, were down 10 percent.
Lincoln's retail sales grew 10 percent, thanks to a 55 percent retail increase in Lincoln MKX sales and an 8 percent uptick in MKZ retail sales.
"Strong sales of high-end Lincoln vehicles and Ford SUVs also helped us continue outpacing the industry in average transaction pricing, which increased $1,200 versus a year ago," said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "Vans continue to be a bright spot for Ford – a consistent growth story for us this year."
August's record van sales were up 13 percent versus a year ago, driven largely by Ford Transit gaining 17 percent, with 11,993 vehicles sold.
Total truck sales were down 2 percent, with 88,372 vehicles sold. Ford F-Series sales of 66,946 trucks mark a 6 percent decline – and F-Series' best retail month of the year.
FORD MOTOR COMPANY AUGUST 2016 U.S. SALES
|SALES BY BRAND|
|SALES BY TYPE|
|Police Interceptor Sedan||883||603||46.4||6,413||6,532||-1.8|
|Police Interceptor Utility||2,686||2,013||33.4||22,033||16,933||30.1|
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