Gross sales of Ford automobiles within the U.S. rose 5.9% in July from a yr in the past on rising demand for its hybrids and pickup vehicles, the automaker introduced Wednesday.
The corporate stated new car gross sales within the U.S. totaled 173,639 in July in contrast with 163,942 a yr in the past.
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One of the best-selling fashions for the month included the Bronco, Edge, Bronco Sport, F-Collection, Ranger, Maverick, E-Collection and Transit. Gross sales of Ford’s Eco Sport, Explorer, Expedition and Mustang Mach-E have been decrease.
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Regardless of Ford’s determination in mid-July to decrease the worth of its electrical F-150 Lightning truck, gross sales slipped 28.6% within the month from a yr in the past to simply 1,552 automobiles.
Ford’s Rouge Electrical Automobile Heart restarted manufacturing on the F-150 Lightning final week after a six-week break to develop and retool the plant to triple the manufacturing capability of the electrical pickup truck. Starting this fall, the Dearborn, Michigan, facility may have the flexibility to provide 150,000 electrical pickups yearly.
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In the meantime, the sale of the corporate’s all-electric fashions plunged over 18% through the month. Gross sales of automobiles with inner combustion engines rose 5.7% over the identical interval.
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Ford shares are round 12.5% increased yr up to now.
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