DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. stated it was the top-selling automaker within the U.S. for a 3rd consecutive month, posting a 5.8 p.c enhance in November light-vehicle gross sales that contrasted with declines for almost all different firms that reported month-to-month outcomes.
Ford’s utility automobile gross sales jumped 21 p.c from a 12 months in the past, and F-Collection pickup gross sales rose 15 p.c regardless of the continued microchip scarcity that has thinned dealership inventories. The automaker stated gross sales of its electrified autos grew at triple the speed of these from different producers.
Ford stated its complete light-vehicle gross sales of 157,417 was sufficient to beat all different automakers, together with Normal Motors and others that report on a quarterly foundation, based mostly on numbers these firms present privately to analysts and business knowledge trackers. The final time Ford had such a streak at No. 1 was 1974, firm officers stated.
Ford’s outcomes included a 23 p.c year-over-year decline for the Lincoln model.
The Bronco Sport surpassed the Escape and Edge to grow to be Ford Motor’s third hottest vendor in November, behind solely the Explorer and F-Collection.
Ford stated 29 p.c of its November retail gross sales got here from buyer orders reasonably than dealership stock. Dealerships took in 74,000 new retail orders throughout the month, a slight dip from 77,000 in October.
Ford officers stated the F-Collection has successfully locked up its title because the nation’s top-selling truck for a forty fifth consecutive 12 months. They stated F-Collection has outsold Ram by 144,049 in 2021 via November, up from about 100,000 on the finish of the third quarter, when Stellantis final reported Ram gross sales.