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Old 12-04-2001, 03:50   #1 (permalink)
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Nov. US Ford sales

U.S. customers purchased or leased 313,906 cars and trucks from Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Jaguar, Volvo, and Land Rover dealers in November, up 4.4 percent compared with a year ago.

Ford trucks, America's best-selling brand of trucks for 16 years in a row, achieved record November sales (188,667) paced by the F-Series truck and Explorer SUV. F-Series, America's best-selling truck for 25 years in a row, set a November sales record of 74,039, up 11.6 percent compared with a year ago. Explorer, America's best-selling sport utility for 11 years in a row, posted near-record sales of 36,939, up 10.5 percent from a year ago. The Ford Escape and Ford Windstar also set November sales records.

Jaguar dealers reported an all-time sales record for any month as 5,016 U.S. customers took delivery of a new Jaguar, up 38.3 percent compared with a year ago. The previous any-month record (4,946) was set December 1999 and the previous November record (3,628) was set last year. Jaguar's new all-wheel drive X-TYPE led the way with sales of 2,413.

Land Rover dealers reported record November sales as the first U.S. customers took delivery of the all-new Freelander compact sport utility vehicle. Land Rover sales totaled 2,634, up 15.6 percent. The previous record (2,279) was set last year. Freelander sales were 168. An all-new Range Rover, Land Rover's ultimate four-wheel-drive offering, debuts next spring.

Lincoln Mercury dealers reported November sales of 37,214, up 9.2 percent compared with a year ago. Mercury brand cars and trucks paced the increase as sales climbed 23.2 percent. The Grand Marquis (up 36.3 percent) and all-new Mountaineer (up 88.9 percent) accounted for most of the increase in Mercury sales. Lincoln sales declined 10.5 percent.

Volvo dealers reported November sales of 7,465, down 25.6 percent from a year ago.
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Hmmmm...was this predicted? I doubt it considering the incidents of Sep 11. It's good to see that the truck brand is holding strong in the US! Hopefully the same will happen to FOA in the near future. Give FOA some more money to play with to bring out supercharged coupes etc etc :s2:
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So then why is Ford having financial difficulties then?
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I believe the major reason was to do with the Explorer tyre recall.
It cost big time dollars.

I also read yesterday that they are posibly again in the sh*t with the replacement tyre, which might mean another major recall.

Buggered if I know why they can't obtain a decent tyre.
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Good to see they can hold their market together despite Sept 11.

Imagine what the sales would have been like if not for that event!
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No, I think it is mainly due to the Sep 11 attacks that Ford is doing so well. The stronger sales seems to me, to be due to the U.S.'s stronger loyalty to American made stuff. A sort of xenophobia in a way.

Ford has had the heritage of being USA's #1 brand for so long that when Americans want to buy USA made stuff(/cars), they immediately think of Ford as being the right brand to buy. Just look at the current fasions in the U.S at the moment.

Red, white and blue and combinations of stars and stripes are all gaining much popularity and are being worn by people throughout the U.S and of course these fashions are influencing Australian trends, too.

So the current thing in America is to buy American, and Ford seems to have just the right image at the moment.

If it wasn't for the 11/9 attack, Ford would still be floundering, IMHO. :bhrmmm:
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No, I think it is mainly due to the Sep 11 attacks that Ford is doing so well. The stronger sales seems to me, to be due to the U.S.'s stronger loyalty to American made stuff. A sort of xenophobia in a way.

I was over in the US a few weeks back and happend to catch a show about 2001 US car/truck sales - earlier in the year, sales wern't looking good so to boost it, manufacturers started offering 0% financial deals and this is apparently the reason behing increased sales.
The show also mentioned that dealers were worried about next year now because everyone is buying new this year and they expect sales to drop off again.

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