Ford Sales up 3% in October; Taurus Triples Retail Sales

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer

The first number are in, and Ford has posted a 3% increase over last year’s miserable October results. Year to date, Ford is still down 21%. But the good news is that Ford has posted increases in three of the last four months. Taurus more than doubled and deliveries to retail customers almost tripled from year-earlier levels. Fusion was up 24 percent, and the Lincoln MKZ sedan increased 27 percent. More details later…

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  • Statik Statik on Nov 03, 2009

    Ruckover/Juniper I don't make the rules, but it is what it is. Total volume for the calendar month was higher, I did the research, and saw the raw numbers too...but there was also one more selling day, so sales did not improve by 3%...the selling month just happened to have a extra day. I'm not particularly stressed about it, but it is of some interest. Just as fyi, Toyota and Honda always reported their monthly numbers on a days-adjusted basis...Detroit auto does not.

  • Ohsnapback Ohsnapback on Nov 03, 2009

    This was YoY, not month over month. Last year’s October sales were depression-like. These are terrible numbers. 3% gain from '09's October crater is weak.

  • Jacksonbart Jacksonbart on Nov 04, 2009

    I like the Ford Taurus and I fell off the wagon years ago.

  • FreedMike FreedMike on Nov 04, 2009
    carguy : November 3rd, 2009 at 2:01 pm At the risk of sounding too critical, I’m having some difficulties in following the TTAC Ford narrative here. How does this and this fit in with a billion dollar profit, an increase in sales and a three fold increase in Taurus sales? It's called "schadenfreude." Editorials like that are less about actual analysis, and more about predicting failure and then patting oneself on the back for being such a smart guy when it happens.