April Ford Sales: Blue Oval Trucks, Crossovers Selling Well
As mentioned, both the Fusion and Edge achieved new April records, with the Blue Oval’s midsize sedan good for 21,160 sales (a modest 2 percent increase) and the division’s upscale crossover leveraging a 12.4 percent growth rate to move 10,520 units.
Other strong Ford performers last month included:
Ford Focus—Expanding sales by 12.5 percent, the Focus benefitted from 19,425 deliveries; the compact contender also has posted its highest sales total for the first four months of a year since 2001.
Ford F-150—The country’s top-selling vehicle reaped its largest April sales volume in five years, managing a 4 percent bump in deliveries, which reached 47,453 units last month.
Ford Explorer—A fairly modest increase in volume (6.6 percent) helped the Explorer to its best April since 2005: 13,419 sales.
Ford Flex—Flex sales have been on a sharp rise since its subtle restyling for the 2013 model year, and that trend continued in April as the big box achieved a 41.4 percent improvement in volume on the delivery of 2,724 units.
April Ford Sales: Lincoln Lookin’ for Growth
Despite its ongoing struggles, Ford’s luxury division did have a few bright spots in April. Even as the division itself saw another 12.8 percent of its sales evaporate, the Lincoln MKS caught a 56.8 percent boost in volume and the Lincoln MKT took a 43.4 percent bounce in the right direction. Just note that those numbers reflect just 1,298 deliveries of Lincoln’s full-size sedan and only 654 sales of the division’s full-size crossover.
You may also be interested in...
2012 Ford Edge Ecoboost: Video Road Test and Review
April Jewels: 10 Vehicles That Posted Record-breaking Sales Last Month
10 Reasons Why the 2016 Chevrolet Volt is the 2016 Autobytel Car of the Year
2016 Autobytel Car and Truck of the Year Awards
2016 Top Pick for Parents – And it Isn’t a Minivan!
2017 Hyundai Elantra First Drive