Ford’s gains contrast with the declines of most other automakers

Detroit – Ford Motor Company He said it was the best-selling automaker in the US for the third month in a row, posting a 5.8 percent increase in November Light vehicle sales contrasted with declines for all other companies that report monthly.

Ford’s utility vehicle sales jumped 21 percent from a year ago, and F-Class pickup sales are up 15 percent despite an ongoing microchip shortage that has dented dealer stockpiles. The automaker said sales of its electrified vehicles grew three times more than those of other manufacturers.

Ford said its total light vehicle sales of 157,417 was enough to beat all other automakers, including General Motors and others that report quarterly, based on the numbers these companies specifically provide to analysts and industry data trackers. Company officials said that the last time Ford earned such a line in first place was 1974.

Ford’s results included a 23 percent year-over-year decline for the Lincoln brand.

The Bronco surpassed the Sport Escape and Edge to become Ford Motor’s third most popular seller in November, after only the Explorer and F-Series.

Ford said 29 percent of retail sales in November came from customer orders, not dealer stock. Dealers received 74,000 new retail orders during the month, down slightly from 77,000 in October.

Ford officials said the F-Series has effectively retained its title as the best-selling truck in the country for the 45th consecutive year. They said the F-Series exceeded Ram sales by 144,049 in 2021 through November, up from about 100,000 at the end of the third quarter, when Stellantis last reported Ram sales.

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