When buying cars, more people are beginning to say “the bigger, the better.”
Ford’s November sales posted a 0.4% increase since November last year, but a major catalyst for the increase was driven by greater sales figures from Ford’s F-Series, which features Ford’s pickup trucks (including the all-American favorite, the F-150) and commercial vans.
F-Series sales totaled 65,192 trucks in November, with retail sales increasing 16 percent and a 10 percent total F-Series gain.
“F-Series and commercial vans were very strong, with an 18 percent gain for the month and our best November sales performance for Ford Trucks in eight years,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service.
Ford commercial van sales increased 59 percent, with 17,815 vehicles sold last month. November’s van performance marked Ford’s best November sales month since 1984. The all-new Transit sales totaled 9,584, almost doubling year-ago sales. Transit Connect sales of 4,237 vans reached best-ever November sales, a 94 percent increase.
All-new Edge delivered a 6 percent increase versus a year ago, with 8,137 vehicles sold. Ford’s new Explorer sales gained 1 percent last month, with 15,141 SUVs sold, marking its best November since 2004.