Ford F-Series, America's best-selling vehicle, posted record August sales of 84,996, up 15 percent from a year ago.
August was the twelfth month in a row of higher F-Series sales coinciding with the introduction of the new F-150 model last September. A new Super Duty model, built at Ford's Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, is now available at Ford dealer showrooms.
Meanwhile, U.S. customers purchased or leased 271,394 cars and trucks from Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Jaguar, Volvo, and Land Rover dealers in August, down 13 percent compared with a year ago. Year-to-date through August, the company's sales were 2.25 million, down 5 percent compared with the same period a year ago.