Ford trucks, cars, and CUV sales are firing on all cylinders! Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – April 1, 2016 Ford March 2016 Sales Overview In March, Ford total sales of 254,711 was up 8.0 percent over the 235,929 sold in March of 2015. On a Daily Selling Rate basis, March sales were down 0.2 percent given two more selling days in March of 2016 vs. March of 2015. YTD, sales of 645,626 is up 8.6 percent over the 594,663 vehicles sold through the same period of 2015. On a Daily Selling Rate basis, YTD sales are up 8.3 percent. Both represents the company’s best March sales performance since the first quarter of 2006. Ford’s March cars sales were up 1 percent, CUVs grew 16 percent and trucks rose 9 percent to start the year. Lincoln sales were up 11 percent in March. Much of that sales growth came from 6,428 Lincoln SUV sales – a 28 percent gain. First-quarter Lincoln SUV sales increased 27 percent, marking Lincoln SUVs best sales performance for March and the first quarter since 2001. Ford March 2016 Sales Highlights Ford brand CUVs are off to their best start in company history, with first quarter total sales of 188,100 – up 15 percent versus a year ago. March CUV sales were up 13 percent with 72,872 CUVs sold, the best March performance since 2001. For the month, Edge was up 49 percent, Escape was up 8 percent and Explorer was up 4 percent. F-Series March sales reached 73,884 trucks sold. 2007 is the last time F-Series broke the 70,000 mark this early in the year. F-Series sales rose 9 percent versus last year, marking their best March performance since 2006. For the quarter, F-Series sales totaled 186,121 – up 5 percent. Commercial van sales also rose in the first quarter totaling 58,738 vehicles, representing a 22 percent increase versus a year ago. Commercial van sales for the month tallied 24,330 vehicles for America’s top-selling commercial vehicle brand, fueled by Transit, up 53 percent, with 14,895 sales – Ford’s best commercial van month in 38 years. With 36,022 vans sold in first quarter, Transit van sales are up 57 percent to start the year. In March both Ford and Nissan picked up significant market share. On a volume basis, March sales of 1.59 million vehicles was up 3.2 percent over March of 2015s 1.54 million vehicles sold result. YTD sales of 4.05 million is up 2.5 percent over the 3.95 million vehicles sold through the same period of 2015. U.S. March 2016 Sales vs. March 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 14 Automobile Manufacturers Ford U.S. March 2016 Sales Up 8.0% with 254,711 Vehicles Sold GM U.S. March 2016 Sales Up 0.9% with 252,128 Vehicles Sold Toyota March 2016 Sales Down 2.7 % with 219,842 Vehicles Sold FCA U.S. March 2016 Sales Up 8.0% with 213,187 Vehicles Sold Nissan U.S. March 2016 Sales Up 12.7% with 163,559 Vehicles Sold Honda U.S. March 2016 Sales Up 9.4% with 138,221 Vehicles Sold Hyundai U.S. March 2016 Sales Up 0.4% with 75,310 Vehicles Sold Kia U.S. March 2016 Sales Down 0.8% with 58,279 Vehicles Sold Subaru U.S. March 2016 Sales Up 0.4% with 49,285 Vehicles Sold BMW U.S. March 2016 Sales Down 13.3% with 34,795 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz U.S. March 2016 Sales Down 3.6% with 31,715 Vehicles Sold VW U.S. March 2016 Sales Down 10.4% with 26,914 Vehicles Sold Mazda U.S. March 2016 Sales Down 27.2% with 23,396 Vehicles Sold Audi U.S. March 2016 Sales Up 7.5% with 18,392 Vehicles Sold In March, Ford overtook GM by the slimmest of margins, Nissan continues to outpace Honda, Kia is cementing its sales lock over Subaru and BMW overtook Mercedes-Benz. Light trucks continued to dominate the industry with the sales mix of 58 percent. The industry achieved US sales of around 1.59 million vehicles in March, the best March in in over a decade. YTD SAAR is 17.4 million, the best first quarter start since 2001.