Ford sales up 8.7 percent in September

Ford Motor Company’s U.S. sales increased 8.7 percent in September. Retail sales up 4.4 percent compared to a year ago.

ford motor salesFord Motor Company’s U.S. sales increased 8.7 percent in September. Retail sales totaled 169,544 vehicles, up 4.4 percent compared to a year ago.

Fleet sales totaled 52,704 vehicles, representing, as expected, a 25.1 percent increase versus 2016 due to order timing this year.

F-Series sales rose 21.4 percent, with a total of 82,302 trucks sold. Demand remains robust for Super Duty, with High Series Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum trucks making up 52 percent of retail sales.

Transit sales totaled 13,546 vehicles last month, a 25.4 percent increase over a year ago for the van’s best September since its introduction in 2014.

Ford brand SUVs gained 8.8 percent at retail last month – their best retail performance since 2003.

Escape, Edge, Explorer and Expedition all posted retail gains.

Explorer sales totaled 18,898 vehicles last month, a 13.4 percent increase overall. Explorer performed even better at retail, posting a 14.9 percent gain, its best September retail sales performance in 13 years

Focus retail sales increased 8.3 percent in September, supported by Focus ST and RS. This is the third straight month of sales gains for Focus.

Lincoln SUV performance increased 10.6 percent.

Our September sales were strong across the board – including retail, commercial and government. We’re pleased to say recovery in Houston and Florida is moving quickly, with all of our dealers in the area now back up. We couldn’t be happier with the tireless effort from our dealers, employees and the countless first responders who are moving so quickly” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service.