Ford Motor Company’s October U.S. total sales of 191,985 vehicles rose 14 percent over the previous year. Retail sales are up 15 percent, at 142,487 vehicles. According to Ford, this is their best October retail sales performance since 2004.
Passenger car sales were up 19 percent, sport utilities up 9 percent and trucks up 14 percent. Ford Fusion and Fiesta posted best-ever October sales, and F-Series again topped 60,000 sales.
Fusion sales of 21,740 vehicles jumped 71 percent year-over-year, making it the car’s best-ever sales performance for October.
Sales of the restyled Escape were 22,253, an increase of 12 percent, while Fiesta sales of 4,337 vehicles increased 9 percent – setting a new record for October. F-Series truck sales of 63,803 are up 13 percent, making October the sixth-straight month above the 60,000-vehicle mark for F-Series. Ford says the last time the company sold more than 60,000 trucks for six consecutive months was 2006.
Ford says October 2013 sales for the Lincoln division increased 38 percent over October 2012. This increase is due primarily to sales of the restyled MKZ. October 2013 MKZ sales were 2,909 vehicles, compared to 1,614 in October 2012. Ford says this represents an increase of 80 percent compared to 2012.
Year to date, 2013 MKZ sales are up 6.4 percent. Ford says a significant number of MKZ sales represent “conquest” sales – meaning people traded a competitive make to buy/lease a new MKZ.
Year-to-date sales of other Lincoln models: MKS down 11 percent, MKX down 4.7 percent, MKT down 15.6 percent and Navigator up 4.5 percent. The Lincoln Town car is no longer in production.