Ford Lincoln both show declines in short April 2012
Ford Motor Company moved 180,350 vehicles in April 2012 which shows itself as a 5% negative growth compared to April 2011 but when you look at the daily sales figures; FoMoCo actually was on pace to move roughly 7% more vehicles with almost 500 more vehicles per day sold in April 2012.
The Ford brand was the top performer from the Motor Company with a decline in growth of 4.7% but that was due to the shortened month as the Ford brand outpaced the daily sales figures from April 2011 by better than 7.2%. Ford was led in growth by the Ford Flex, which sold 41.4% more vehicles in April 2012 than in the same month in 2011. The family of Ford Heavy Trucks was second with 40% more vehicles sold last month compared to one year earlier and the midsized Edge crossover was third in growth with a 12.4% improvement. Ford was led in sales by the tried and true F Series pickup family which sent out a whopping 47,453 new trucks onto US roads (up 4.4%). The Ford Fusion was second in sales with 21,610 sedans sold (up 2%) and the Ford Focus was third in sales with 19,425 C segment sedans and hatchbacks sold (up 12.5%).
For those keeping tabs of what their local law enforcement uses to patrol the streets – Ford sold 547 examples of the Taurus based Police Interceptor and 667 Explorer based Police Intercept Utility models last month.