Ford reports September U.S. sales down 8% to 204,447 vehicles
Ford Transit vans U.S. sales grew 6% last month with 10,799 vans sold. Overall Ford U.S. September sales totaled 204,447 vehicles, an 85 decline versus a year ago. Retail sales declined 4% in September, with 162,327 vehicles sold for the month. Fleet sales of 42,120 vehicles, including daily rental, commercial and government segments, were down 21%, consistent with the company's plan to front-load fleet sales this year. Sales to daily rental companies declined 36% for the month. "We continue seeing strong customer demand, especially for vans and pickup trucks, including our all-new Super Duty," said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "Demand for a rich mix of our all-new Super Duty pickups helped boost Ford's average transaction prices by $1,100 versus a year ago, outpacing the industry's $400 average."