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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