Ford Motor Co.’s November U.S. Sales Increase 4.4%
U.S. customers purchased or leased 313,906 cars and trucks from Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Jaguar, Volvo, and Land Rover dealers in November, up 4.4 percent compared with a year ago.Ford trucks achieved record November sales (188,667). The F-Series set a November sales record of 74,039, up 11.6 percent compared with a year ago. The Explorer posted near-record sales of 36,939, up 10.5 percent from a year ago. The Ford Escape and Ford Windstar also set November sales records.Jaguar dealers reported an all-time sales record for any month as 5,016 U.S. customers took delivery of a new Jaguar, up 38.3 percent compared with a year ago. The previous any-month record (4,946) was set December 1999 and the previous November record (3,628) was set last year. Jaguar’s new, all-wheel-drive X-TYPE led the way with sales of 2,413.Land Rover dealers reported record November sales as the first U.S. customers took delivery of the all-new Freelander compact sport/utility vehicle. Land Rover sales totaled 2,634, up 15.6 percent. The previous record (2,279) was set last year. Freelander sales were 168. An all-new Range Rover, Land Rover’s ultimate four-wheel-drive offering, debuts next spring.Lincoln Mercury dealers reported November sales of 37,214, up 9.2 percent compared with a year ago. Mercury brand cars and trucks paced the increase as sales climbed 23.2 percent. The Grand Marquis (up 36.3 percent) and all-new Mountaineer (up 88.9 percent) accounted for most of the increase in Mercury sales. Lincoln sales declined 10.5 percent.Volvo dealers reported November sales of 7,465, down 25.6 percent from a year ago.