F-Series dominates. Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid sales perform surprisingly well! Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – May 3, 2016 Ford Super Duty with the Power Stroke in the rear view. Ford April 2016 Sales Overview Ford U.S. sales of 231,316 vehicles in April was up 4.0 percent over the 222,498 sold in April of 2015. Ford said retail sales also grew 3 percent, driving the company’s best April retail results since 2006 Year to date, sales are performing even better with sales of 876,942 vehicles, up 7.3 percent over the 817,161 sold through the same period of 2015. Ford SUV sales totaled 65,474 vehicles in April, the best April in company history. Ford brand average transaction pricing for the full lineup is up $1,500 compared to a year ago and $700 higher versus the industry average increase due to a strong mix of high-end series trucks and SUVs. Total Ford van sales reached 23,221 – the company’s best April van results in 38 years. Lincoln sales of 9,776 vehicles is up 20 percent. Ford April 2016 Sales Highlights Ford’s F-150 helped lift F-Series sales 12.6 percent with 70,774 trucks sold vs. the 62,827 sold in April of 2015. It was the second month in a row in which F-Series surpassed 70,000 sales, marking their best April performance in 11 years. F-Series year to date sales of 256,895 vehicles is up 7.0 percent over the 240,139 trucks sold during the same period of 2015. Mark LaNeve, Ford VP, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service: A unique item of note is the advance of Ford’s hybrids and plug-in hybrid sales. The C-MAX was purchased by 1,621 new owners, up 31.0 percent over the 1,237 sold in April of 2015. The C-MAX Energi was purchased by 607 new owners, up 9.8 percent over the 553 sold in April of 2015. The Fusion Hybrid was purchased by 2,035 new owners, up 11.8 percent over the 1,820 sold in April of 2015. Fusion Energi was purchased by 1,331 new owners, up 87.2 percent over the 711 sold in April of 2015. Year to date, only the Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid is positive so whatever Ford did last month is paying off! April 2016 Market Share Detail In March Honda picked up significant market share. On a volume basis, March sales of 1.50 million vehicles was up 3.4 percent over April of 2015s 1.45 million vehicles sold result. 2016 YTD sales of 5.55 million is up 2.8 percent over the 5.4 million vehicles sold through period of the same 2015. U.S. April 2016 Sales vs. April 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 14 Automobile Manufacturers GM April 2016 Sales Down 3.5% with 259,557 Vehicles Sold Ford April 2016 Sales Up 4.0% with 231,316 Vehicles Sold Toyota April 2016 Sales Up 3.8% with 211,125 Vehicles Sold FCA April 2016 Sales Up 5.6% with 199,631 Vehicles Sold Honda April 2016 Sales up 14.4% with 148,829 Vehicles Sold Nissan April 2016 Sales Up 12.8% with 123,861 Vehicles Sold Hyundai April 2016 Sales Down 8.5% with 62,213 Vehicles Sold Kia April 2016 Sales up 6.1% with 56,508 Vehicles Sold Subaru April 20165 Sales Up 6.6% with 50,380 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz April 2016 Sales down 0.4% with 32,291 Vehicles Sold BMW April 2016 Sales Down 8.3% with 29,747 Vehicles Sold VW April 2016 Sales Down 9.7% with 27,112 Vehicles Sold Mazda April 2016 Sales Up 8.6% with 26,195 Vehicles Sold Audi April 2016 Sales Up 5.8% with 17,801 Vehicles Sold In April, Honda and Mercedes-Benz moved back ahead of Nissan and BMW respectively. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in April was approximately 17.6 million vehicles. Calendar-year-to-date, the light vehicle SAAR was 17.4 million vehicles.