(Posted on Apr 12, 2019 at 06:32AM by Danielle Smyth)
Sales figures for the first quarter of 2019 were released recently and Ford Motor Company, America’s best-selling automotive brand for nine consecutive years, saw its truck sales hit their highest numbers in 15 years. In Q1 2019, 94,585 Ford F-Series trucks were sold.
The Ford Ranger also saw great sales between January and the end of March, with 9,421 sold, even though inventory was not at full capacity. Between the Ranger, F-150, Transit, Transit Connect, and heavy trucks sales, Ford trucks saw a 4.1% sales increase year-over-year for the first quarter of 2019.
Ford’s SUV sales were strong too, even though the 2020 Ford Explorer and Escape are not yet available. Ford Expedition sales increased 61.9% with 21,773 units sold, while consumers bought 12,879 Ford EcoSports in the first quarter. That represents a phenomenal increase of 111.3% over first quarter 2018.
“First-quarter 2019 sales were solid for Ford. Our winning portfolio continues to deliver,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford VP of U.S. Marketing, Sales, and Service. “F-Series expanded our leadership position while others slugged it out for second place. We have a close connection with our customers, allowing us to deliver what they need in their trucks.”