June Auto Sales: Ford's Sales Take A Slip
Trucks Down 8.6 Percent, Utilities Down 8.4 Percent
What's not only Ford's best-selling model in the lineup, but also the best-selling vehicle in the U.S.? If you answered "F-Series pickup", then pat yourself on the back. The F-Series pickup saw sales of 60,460 units for the month of June, which at face value seems excellent, but compared to last June, the F-Series actually had a drop of 11 percent. Why is that? Well, it has to do with the next-generation F-150, which is scheduled to go on sale later this year and is currently garnering the bulk of Ford's attention. The automaker is currently retooling their plants, which mean not many F-150s are being built, thus leading to lower sales. That trend is only expected to continue over the next few months.
As for Ford Motor Company as a whole, June was a down month for sales. The automaker reported sales of 222,064 units, a decrease of 5.8 percent. This was due to Ford's truck and utility lineup taking huge dives in sales, with an 8.6 and 8.4 percent decrease, respectively.