"DETROIT ó Ford Motor Co.'s U.S. sales fell 4.1 percent in May, extending the automaker's streak of sales declines to four consecutive months, according to the Automotive News Data Center.
Ford's venerable F-series line of pickups also had lower sales for a fourth-straight month. Sales were down for most cars and for the Lincoln luxury brand, too. But May was the best month in nearly two years for the Ford Fusion and in almost four years for the Fiesta.
Notable nameplates: F series down 0.3%; Explorer down 40%; Escape down 0.6%; Fusion up 38%; Mustang down 17%; Expedition up 38%; Ranger, 7,748 units; Lincoln Nautilus/MKX up 16%; Lincoln MKC down 19%; Continental down 23%"
Greed is reversing the trend as consumers not willing to be overcharged or just can't afford to pay $6k to $8k more for an SUV, are sticking with or going back to more affordable cars. Toyota May sales were also boosted by higher than expected Camry demand.
Unfortunately, and as usual, Ford is so slow at implementing their plan, that the SUV trend will be in full reverse by the time Ford kills off their high volume sedans/hatchbacks, with nothing in the pipeline.
My opinion of your post Bloggin?
F series lower for the fourth month? 0,3% Maybe 2000 units less? The units that Ford produce in half an hour?
Explorer down 40%? Of course! is in the middle of the launch of a new model!
MKC down 19%? see Explorer....same case
Escape down 0,6%? See Explorer and MKC....same case
And about your comment: "Ford is slow at implementing their plan... ...with nothing in the pipeline" Really? Really? Nothing? Maybe you are not informed:
New Explorer rigth now
New Aviator rigth now
New Escape rigth now
New Corsair rigth now
New EV crossover in the next 6 months
New Bronco in the next 12 months
New Puma compact crossover (Europe and maybe US) in the next 6 months
About the Camry demand higher than expected, the rise is 20%, compared with the Fusion's sales rise of 38%... so... Ford win.
It's good to enter FIN and have a good time laughing with your post, Bloggin ... thanks for that.