|July 01, 201410:00 AM EDT||
Erich Merkle, U.S. Sales Analyst; John Felice, Vice President, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service; Emily Kolinski Morris, Senior Economist
DEARBORN, Mich., July 1, 2014 – Ford Motor Company June 2014 U.S. sales of 222,064 vehicles declined 6 percent from a year ago. Retail sales of 145,989 vehicles declined 5 percent, while fleet sales of 76,075 vehicles declined 7 percent.
“Both the Fusion and Transit Connect set records in June, continuing their sales momentum,” said John Felice, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “F-Series again topped 60,000 sales and is tracking to our inventory plan with the lowest incentives among the major players in the segment.”
Fusion sales totaled 27,064 vehicles last month – a best-ever June performance. Fusion retail sales are up 22 percent and 14 percent overall. Fusion continues to outperform in the West, with retail sales up 24 percent in that region.
Transit Connect posted a best-ever sales month, following record sales in May. Transit Connect sales totaled 4,573 vehicles – a 29 percent gain over 2013. Retail sales increased 55 percent, with strong sales coming from Transit Connect Wagon.
Lincoln sales were off 11 percent, with 6,803 vehicles sold in April – against a strong year-ago comparison. Lincoln sales are up 21 percent for the year to date through April, with the new MKC coming this summer.
Deliveries of Ford’s all-new Transit van began at the end of June, with total sales of 490 vehicles.
Lincoln sales were down 3 percent, with 7,271 vehicles sold in June, as the new MKC begins to arrive in showrooms. Lincoln sales are up 16 percent year-to-date through June, a trend that is expected to accelerate as the MKC launch ramps up during the next few months.