CAN: Ford Mustang Shatters 14-Year Sales Record
In June, nearly 1,500 Canadian consumers felt the need for muscle, performance and legendary style -- powering Ford Mustang sales to a 14-year high. Overall, Ford of Canada sales decreased 6.4 per cent to 28,232 units compared to the same month last year. Truck sales were down 3.7 per cent at 18,755 units, and car sales dropped 11.4 per cent to 9,477 units.
"At the mid-point of 2003, Canadian auto sales are meeting expectations, tracking slightly slower than last year's record pace. Ford of Canada sales are beating the industry's performance so far this year on the strength of automotive icons like Mustang and F-Series, which is now Canada's best-selling vehicle, combined with a 15.8-per-cent increase in SUV sales, including the unstoppable Escape," said Robert Girard, vice president of sales, Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited.
"A record number of consumers are choosing the Ford Escape to make their own 'escapes' this summer. Escape is an affordable way to commute during the week, and still have the space and driving capabilities needed for weekend adventures," Girard added.
Ford Mustang sales jumped 13.2 per cent, its best June in 14 years
Ford Escape scored its best June ever with a 24.3 per cent increase, marking seven consecutive months of year-over-year increases
Ford F-Series Super Crew sales set a new June record with a 50-per-cent increase
Ford Ranger sales increased 27.3 per cent
Ford Thunderbird sales were up 1.5 per cent