Ford US Sales Fall 6 Percent, F-Series Has Best February in 8 Years

Ford Motor Company has delivered 183,947 vehicles in the United States last month, which translates into a decline of six percent compared to February 2013. Retail sales have slumped 4 percent, with 125,919 units.
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Pickup truck sales on the other hand totaled 55,862 examples, making last month the best February for the Ford F-Series in eight years. Quite impressive considering that the 2014 F-150 is being replaced by the all-new aluminum truck by the end of the year.

As far as the outgoing Mustang is concerned, the Blue Oval company managed to sell 6,410 ponies, surpassing the Chevrolet Camaro (6,211 units) and the Dodge Challenger (3,694 examples).

Moving over to Lincoln, Ford’s luxury brand posted its fifth straight month of positive sales gains after delivering 6,661 vehicles in February. That’s 36 percent increase over the same month last year.

“Sales surged in the final week, providing us momentum after a slow start to the month,” said John Felice, Ford vice president of US marketing, sales and service. “Ford Fusion continued its strong retail sales performance in the West, outpacing the mid-size sedan segment. F-Series and Lincoln also continued to perform well.”

While US sales declined last month, Ford China deliveries went up 67 percent, with 73,040 units. Ford’s passenger car joint venture, Changan Ford Automobile (CAF), sold 53,272 vehicles in February, up 81 percent, while the company’s commercial vehicle investment in China, Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC), moved 16,756 vehicles, up 22 percent.
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