Ford sales down in June, but full-size trucks strong

U.S. customers purchased or leased 311,252 cars and trucks from Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Jaguar, Volvo, and Land Rover dealers in June, down 7.7% compared with a year ago. Sales of trucks (pickups, vans, and sport utility vehicles) were 200,165, down 4.1%, and car sales were 111,087, down 13.7%.Year-to-date, the company's sales were 1.75 million, down 3.0% compared with the same period a year ago. Sales of trucks were 1.12 million, down 0.5%, and car sales were 629,000, down 7.2%.June sales for the Ford F-Series pickup were 73,938, equal to a year ago, bringing year-to-date sales for America's best-selling truck to 402,072.Production of the all-new F-150 model is underway at Norfolk Assembly Plant and production at Kansas City Assembly Plant will begin on July 21."The new F-150 received an outstanding response from our dealers and the automotive press in San Antonio," said Jim O'Connor, Ford group vice president, North America Marketing, Sales and Service.

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