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Ford Motor Company October 2011 Sales up 6%


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#1 OFFLINE   PREMiERdrum

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 11:05 AM

Ford Motor Company’s October Sales up 6 Percent; Ford
Brand Utilities and Trucks Drive Gains
• Ford Motor Company’s October U.S. sales increased 6 percent versus last year; year-todate sales up 11 percent
• Ford brand sales driven by gains in utilities (up 38 percent) and trucks (up 8 percent);
Explorer sales up 225 percent; F-Series sales top 50,000 for second straight month
• Fiesta, Focus and Fusion all post higher retail sales

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 1, 2011 – Continued strong demand for Ford’s fuel-efficient utility vehicles and trucks lifted the company to a 6 percent increase in total sales in October.

With total sales of 167,803 vehicles, gains came largely from Ford brand utilities, up 38 percent, and strong truck sales, up 8 percent versus last year.

“More and more consumers are being attracted to Ford’s lineup of fuel-efficient vehicles – from cars and utility vehicles to our full-size pickups with EcoBoost engines,” said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “The Ford brand continues growing its market share, showing we have the vehicles and technologies people truly want and value.”

Year-to-date, Ford is the best-selling brand of vehicles in America with sales totaling 1,700,618, up 17 percent. With this performance, the Ford brand is now on track to increase its market share this year by about 1 percentage point – which would mark market share gains for three consecutive years.


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#2 OFFLINE   ibinubu12

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 11:09 AM

One of those Focuses was mine! :happy feet: :happy feet:

Inventory seems to be building up, but they're all gray SE sedans with the steel wheels around here. Hatches are rare, and I'd bet they'd sell more overall if aluminium wheels weren't so darn expensive on the SE (and not available at all with Frosted Glass Metallic - why?).
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#3 OFFLINE   PREMiERdrum

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 11:09 AM

Still only 12,000 Focus units moved... Inventory issues should have been resolved by now.11k Explorer and 9k Edge, looking good. MKZ and MKX, with just under 2,000 units each, are the only bright spots in the Lincoln lineup.

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#4 OFFLINE   Ford Jellymoulds

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 11:15 AM

Good ole classic RWD F-Series the Ford "Profit Generator" 52,511 sales absolutely awesome.

Awesome shaped Escape thats about to have its shape & sales ruined in the future sales UP +30%

BRAND NEW Focus sales down.

Ford Apple moment in time when profits were huge

Creme de la creme


Mk 1 RWD Ford Escort RS a car that inspires the heart & soul


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaMelv_Aj-M


1968 was a great year for Ford Mo Co 20,000,000 Millions AAA+ Escort car sales that followed off the back off its "Creme de la creme" reputation

Escorts 20,000,000 Millions sales numbers that have never been bettered by any other "F O R D" car

Ford Escort Worlds best selling car 7 times in a row

Mk1 Escort Fords Apple moment in time - AAA+ Apple shares $2 to $500 the way to go, produce products with heart & soul that inspires gets economic growth.


S&P Moody AAA+ rated profit generator Cortina 193,784 UK sales 16,148 a month as it faced the axe, those were the days my friend l thought they would never end as Mary Hopkins once sung, 193,784 RWD Cortina UK sales a year would never end.

20,428 FWD Mondeo's sales a year is as good as it gets these days or 1,702 a month in 2011.


Building same Junk status C rated heartless no soul Mondeo same constant boredom won't lead to growth in Europe, it will just create a constant depression.

Not in the UK top 10 Mondeo is dead in the UK according to the Daily Mail LINK. But alive on BON.

RWD BMW 3 Series made No6 in 2011 UK sales chart


Mondeo 2010

30,111 yearly sales, 2,500 average per month in 2010

27,704 diesel Mondeo 2010 sales

2,411 gasoline Mondeo 2010 sales

27,002 Mondeo sales in the low no profit making fleet dumping/Rental sales

(Nick says no profits markets, high depreciation & residuals),

3,109 Private retail Mundane Mondeo buyers



2012 FOE Big losses, GM Europe will report big huge losses the way to go - boring products & boring dull kinetic styling not giving us the products we want? Something thats small fun to drive RWD, a classic styled car a car that inspirers with soul, not never ever changing eternal boredom on 4 wheels.


Just 1 awesome RWD From Ford in Europe, will end Greeks bailouts, end lost AAA ratings, get folk buying cars again get the worlds economy movin again, put RWD fun rather than FWD monotony back on Europes roads , use classic car styling again, rather than appliance. make cars that are fun exciting & real blast to drive again

.

Make something just one RWD car worth buying getting out of bed in the morning to work for, aspire to own, something worth spending money on, rather than left out sitting on the sidelines doing absolutely nothing locked out of Ford of Europe's showrooms.


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Posted 01 November 2011 - 11:21 AM

At least the Focus isn't too far behind the Cruze this month.

Edited by BORG, 01 November 2011 - 11:23 AM.


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Posted 01 November 2011 - 11:25 AM

Still only 12,000 Focus units moved... Inventory issues should have been resolved by now.11k Explorer and 9k Edge, looking good. MKZ and MKX, with just under 2,000 units each, are the only bright spots in the Lincoln lineup.


With a decently equipped Focus SE running about $22,000, I figure many are opting for a Fusion SE for about same price, and 2012 Fusion SE now comes standard with handsome alloy wheels instead of those chromed plastic covers. I know I would opt for Fusion SE over Focus SE. When the new Fusion comes out, and incentive pick up on Focus, then there will be much more significant price differentation and as as a result probably decent sales bump for Focus. Also, there are still probably a few 2011 Fusions out there making price difference between Focus and Fusion nonexistent. And add in those who don't like MFT and the bad PR on powershift and new Focus has some handicaps right now.
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 11:25 AM

Focus retail sales are up year over year.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 11:28 AM

"PremierDrum", do you want the 'good old days' of tons of Focuses sold with $3500 rebates and no profits? Sales #'s only mean something if they are bringing in cash.

Also, the 'bargain' Fusion will be replaced by next summer, and then there won't be any overlap with Focus SE and Fusion S/SE.

Edited by 630land, 01 November 2011 - 11:31 AM.


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Posted 01 November 2011 - 11:29 AM

Focus retail sales are up year over year.


But it's also down from last month, and the two months or so before that.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 11:36 AM

Focus retail sales are up year over year.


Whats Big Al doing to this car Richard?

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Edited by Ford Jellymoulds, 01 November 2011 - 11:36 AM.

Ford Apple moment in time when profits were huge

Creme de la creme


Mk 1 RWD Ford Escort RS a car that inspires the heart & soul


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaMelv_Aj-M


1968 was a great year for Ford Mo Co 20,000,000 Millions AAA+ Escort car sales that followed off the back off its "Creme de la creme" reputation

Escorts 20,000,000 Millions sales numbers that have never been bettered by any other "F O R D" car

Ford Escort Worlds best selling car 7 times in a row

Mk1 Escort Fords Apple moment in time - AAA+ Apple shares $2 to $500 the way to go, produce products with heart & soul that inspires gets economic growth.


S&P Moody AAA+ rated profit generator Cortina 193,784 UK sales 16,148 a month as it faced the axe, those were the days my friend l thought they would never end as Mary Hopkins once sung, 193,784 RWD Cortina UK sales a year would never end.

20,428 FWD Mondeo's sales a year is as good as it gets these days or 1,702 a month in 2011.


Building same Junk status C rated heartless no soul Mondeo same constant boredom won't lead to growth in Europe, it will just create a constant depression.

Not in the UK top 10 Mondeo is dead in the UK according to the Daily Mail LINK. But alive on BON.

RWD BMW 3 Series made No6 in 2011 UK sales chart


Mondeo 2010

30,111 yearly sales, 2,500 average per month in 2010

27,704 diesel Mondeo 2010 sales

2,411 gasoline Mondeo 2010 sales

27,002 Mondeo sales in the low no profit making fleet dumping/Rental sales

(Nick says no profits markets, high depreciation & residuals),

3,109 Private retail Mundane Mondeo buyers



2012 FOE Big losses, GM Europe will report big huge losses the way to go - boring products & boring dull kinetic styling not giving us the products we want? Something thats small fun to drive RWD, a classic styled car a car that inspirers with soul, not never ever changing eternal boredom on 4 wheels.


Just 1 awesome RWD From Ford in Europe, will end Greeks bailouts, end lost AAA ratings, get folk buying cars again get the worlds economy movin again, put RWD fun rather than FWD monotony back on Europes roads , use classic car styling again, rather than appliance. make cars that are fun exciting & real blast to drive again

.

Make something just one RWD car worth buying getting out of bed in the morning to work for, aspire to own, something worth spending money on, rather than left out sitting on the sidelines doing absolutely nothing locked out of Ford of Europe's showrooms.


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Posted 01 November 2011 - 11:36 AM

"PremierDrum", do you want the 'good old days' of tons of Focuses sold with $3500 rebates and no profits? Sales #'s only mean something if they are bringing in cash.


Not at all, I had just been hoping to see stronger numbers is all.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 11:44 AM

One good thing is the Focus and Fiesta are selling in Detroit hating California! That makes up enough for lower #'s in Midwest states.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 11:45 AM

Of the 18,094 Fusions sold...one was to me! 2012 Fusion 2.5/suto SEL in Cinnamon Metallic
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 11:47 AM

Not at all, I had just been hoping to see stronger numbers is all.


With MAP pushing out 20,000/month and third shift starting soon increasing production to 25,000+/month, Ford is going to have a problem selling only 12,000-15,000/month fleet sales or not. Incentives will then be needed as I'm sure Ford expected to sell more than 12,000-14,000 Focuses/month to keep inventory numbers under control. I also notice that Ford has done a lot more advertising of Focus last month or so, and realizes it needs to start pushing it off lots now. Bill Brown Ford now has more Focus on lot than Fusion.

That being said, I'm not sure how Thai flooding is impacting Focus production as Ford has already cut 4th quarter production by 30,000 vehicles because of Thai flooding where lots of auto electronic production was affected. It will be months before that situation normalizes.
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 11:50 AM

One good thing is the Focus and Fiesta are selling in Detroit hating California! That makes up enough for lower #'s in Midwest states.


Californians understand DCT and love vehicles like the new Fiesta and Focus. They like sporty, good handling vehicles. I bet the Fiesta and Focus ST with 6 speed manuals sell like hot cakes there.
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 11:52 AM

To boost upcoming Focus sales, I'd rather see more standard features added, like alloys, cruise, and USB ports to the plain SE, than rebates.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 11:55 AM

But it's also down from last month, and the two months or so before that.

Don't compare month to month numbers. That's what seasonal adjusting is for.

Ford's sales by month:

October: 167,803
September: 175,199
August: 175,220
July: 180,865
June: 194,114
May: 192,102

etc.

October is a slow month, as are November and February. It's just the nature of the industry. Heck, Ford sold only 147k cars last November, and that was a 24% increase over 2009's numbers.
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 11:56 AM

One Focus was Us. 5dr, SE Sterling gray Metallic
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 11:57 AM

Again, and I cannot stress this enough:

This is a seasonal business.
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 12:07 PM

The Escape is doing so poorly it is good to see that they are going to completely change it's design and ensure it blends in well with every other small CUV on the market.

The Flex and MKT are doing so well it is great to see them investing money into giving these products a refresh! That will be money well spent!!!

The Explorer is doing very well and all I wonder is where is the Lincoln version?

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