Ford F-Series Top Truck In Canada
Ford F-Series is Canada’s best-selling pickup truck for 43 consecutive years
* Ford F-Series is the best-selling pickup in Canada for a record 43 consecutive years
* Sales of Ford CUVs rose 14% over 2007 sales
* Ford Escape sales increased 4%
* Ford Edge sales rose 14%
* Ford Ranger sales were up 4% last year
* Ford CUV sales increased 29%
* Ford Focus sales rose 3%
* Ford Escape sales increased 23%, setting a new record for the month
* Ford Edge sales were up 8%, its best December sales ever
* Ford Ranger sales rose 16%
OAKVILLE, Ontario – Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited offers vehicles that are captivating consumers, as proven by Ford F-Series, which set another all-time sales record in 2008 as the best-selling pickup truck in Canada – 43 years running. As a full-line vehicle manufacturer, Ford of Canada also delivers the best-selling lineup of CUVs and SUVs in Canada. Ford crossover utility vehicles registered a sales increase of 13.5 per cent over the previous year’s record sales.
The truck leadership sales record was powered, in part, by the fall launch of the all-new 2009 Ford F-150, which recently was named 2009 Motor Trend Truck of the Year™ and a finalist for the North American Truck of the Year.
“2008 was a year of challenge and opportunity for Ford of Canada,” said David Mondragon, president and CEO, Ford of Canada. “However, our new vehicles, fuel-efficient powertrains and our industry-leading lineup of crossovers and SUVs helped our market share grow in the fourth quarter to levels exceeding last year’s fourth quarter market share.”
“In 2009, our revamped showroom will feature vehicles with great Ford quality, safety and fuel economy such as 2010 Ford Fusion, 2010 Lincoln MKZ, and the all-new built-in-Canada 2010 Lincoln MKT,” said Mondragon. “We are very excited about the spring launch of 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, with expected fuel economy of 5.7 L / 100 km, which will make Ford the producer of the most fuel-efficient mid-size sedans and SUVs on the planet.”
In December, Ford of Canada’s overall sales decreased 5.8 per cent to 14,290 units. Total truck sales were down 5.4 per cent at 11,069 units and total car sales of 3,221 units mark a 6.9 per cent decrease compared to last December.
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