Digital News Report – Ford Motor Company announced the June 2011 vehicle sales increased 14 percent from the same time last year. There were 194,114 vehicles sold in June. There was a dramatic increase in Ford Explorer sales with an increase of 56 percent. However, fuel efficient models, Ford Fiesta and Focus vehicles, have increased 66 percent.
Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service, said in a statement, the fuel-efficient cars sales are in high demand, and they are seeing more truck sales, especially for the V6 engines.
The Ford Fiesta sold 5,535 cars during June, and the Ford Focus sold 21,385 cars. When combining the two cars sales totals, there was an increase of 66 percent in sales from the same time a year ago. Ford says that these two cars are the fastest selling models at dealerships. Californians are buying these models the most, but Czubay said that there are increases in sales in the East and Southeast.
Lincoln vehicle sales had increased by 17 percent from the previous year’s data. The Lincoln MKS sedan models increased by 18 percent, while the Lincoln MKZ model sales increased by 31 percent. The MKX crossover had sales increased by 36 percent from the same time a year ago.
Ford Explorer sales for June were 10,422 vehicles sold, which is an increase of 56 percent from last year at this time. The new Explorer models have been selling well. For first half of 2011, there has been 65,823 Explorers sold, which is outperforming the entire 2010-year data of 60,687 vehicles sold.
Ford Escape models sold 22,274 vehicles, which is an increase of 43 percent for the previous year. So far in 2011, there is 122,607 Escape vehicles sold, which compared to the first half of 2010, there was a 24 percent increase in sales. Edge sales increased by 18 percent with 9,663 vehicles sold.
Ford truck sales increased during the month of June. The F-Series increased by 7 percent and the Ranger models increased sales by 18 percent. The F-series sold 49,618 vehicles in June. The F-150 V6 engine models are leading the sales, accounting for 56 percent of the F-150 purchases. The Transit Connect sales had increased by 40 percent selling 2,992 vehicles. The Econoline trucks sales increased by 4 percent.
Ford’s year-to-date sales are also seeing an increase by 12 percent with 1.07 million vehicles sold.
By: Tim Edwards