Ford delivers best april retail sales in 10 years

Ford Motor Company U.S. sales vehicles for April up 4 percent versus 2015. Retail sales grow 3 percent, best results in a decade.

fordFord Motor Company’s U.S. sales increased 4 percent in April versus a year ago, with 231,316 vehicles sold. Retail sales also grew 3 percent, driving the company’s best April retail results since 2006.

SUV sales totaled 65,474 vehicles last month – the best April in company history, explorer drove the gains, reporting a 22 percent increase versus a year ago.

Company brand average transaction pricing for the full lineup is up $1,500 compared to a year ago and $700 higher versus the industry average increase, thanks to a strong mix of high-end series trucks and SUVs. Total van sales reached 23,221 – the company’s best April van results in 38 years. Transit sales climbed 32 percent last month with 14,381 vans sold. Overall, Lincoln sales jumped 20 percent with 9,776 vehicles sold. Lincoln MKX saw a 94 percent gain, driving overall Lincoln brand SUV sales to a 53 percent increase last month with 6,985 vehicles sold.

We saw strong consumer demand in April, especially for pickups. F-Series has moved past the quarter million sales mark year to date – the strongest start for F-Series in a decade, while Ford brand SUVs are having their best year ever” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service.