By Jeff L. Tucker, The Chicago Times
July 5, 2022
DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Company announced Tuesday that total US sales reached 152,262 vehicles in June with EV sales jumping 77 percent.
According to Ford, total US shares in June increased to 12.9 percent as sales outperformed the industry. Industry sales were down 11 percent as Ford sales jumped 31.5 percent over the previous year. Ford has seen continued growth in F-Series, Explorer and Expedition models as well as battery-electric vehicles.
“Amid industry-wide supply constraints, Ford outperformed the industry driven by strong F-Series, Explorer and new Expedition and Navigator SUV sales. Combined, these vehicles represented just over 56 percent of our sales in June –up about 8 percentage points from May. F-150 Lightning was America’s best-selling electric truck in June in its first full month of sales, while our overall electric vehicle sales were up 77 percent over last year.” Andrew Frick, vice president, Sales, Distribution & Trucks, Ford Blue said in a press release.
F-Series sales climbed 26.3 percent over the previous year and represents 37.9 percent of Ford’s overall sales. Ford claims F-Series has been expanding market share through the first half of the year, outselling its second-place competitor by nearly 40,000 units. Currently, 60 percent of F-Series retail sales came from previously placed orders. Total pickup sales, including F-Series, Ranger and Maverick moved up 26.3 percent over the previous year with total pickups sales of 66,663.
Ford also said sales of electric vehicles jumped 76.6 percent over the previous year totaling 4,353 for June. Both F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E dealer stock is higher than last month which is expected to bolster stronger sales in July.
Ford SUV sales totaled 60,894, which is an uptick of 35.3 percent over the previous year. The new Bronco continues to bolster total sales. Ford said the Bronco family of vehicles expanded its sales by 82.7 percent over last year totaling 15,703 SUVs. Ford also saw strong sales in both Explorer and Expedition models. Combined, their sales increased 56.7 percent over the previous year and represented almost 44 percent of Ford SUV sales.