Ford Sales Sink 16% in May, F150 Dethroned?

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by Frank Williams
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Ford's May sales sank 16 percent overall. The number is the result of a 24 percent decline in truck and van sales with a whopping 44 percent drop in SUV sales. Fortunately, The Blue Oval Boyz had good showing on the car side. Fusion sales climbed 27 percent while the Focus ascended by 53 percent. Even though retail sales of cars were up 20 percent, when you factor in a drop in fleet sales (sales to rental companies down 30 percent), overall car sales were up only four percent. The big question, though, is if the F-150 is still the overall sales champ? Sales of the perennial best-seller were down 30.6 percent against last May and are down 18.7 percent year to date. Did it fall far enough for Toyota Camry to pull into the top spot? We'll let you know when all the sales numbers are in.

[Click here for Ford sales Press Release]

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  • Carlisimo Carlisimo on Jun 03, 2008

    I'm annoyed that the F-150 and its larger brethren are counted together. And the Matrix and the Corolla. Are the Solara and Camry counted together too? I'm fine with Civic + Civic Hybrid, and same with the Camry + Camry Hybrid. It's huge that the Camry has (probably) outsold the F-series. It's equally huge that the Civic has outsold the Camry.

  • Silvergoat2k6 Silvergoat2k6 on Jun 03, 2008

    Toyota does not build Solaras anymore...reported Camry sales include the Camry and Camry Hybrid.

  • M1EK M1EK on Jun 04, 2008

    RobertSD, Too little, too late, in all likelihood. They've been talking about the Fusion Hybrid for years now, while they actually built two different models of the Escape Hybrid.

  • 86er 86er on Jun 07, 2008
    Kixstart: Toyota has a press release up. In part: Tundra - down 31.5% - 12,144. I eagerly await Frank's full report, as I wasn't able to find Nissan's numbers broken out on the Titan.