Oh boy, things don't look good.
- Ford Motor Company's all-new and redesigned crossovers were up 40 percent in July; year-to-date sales also up 40 percent.
- Overall sales totaled 195,245, down 19 percent compared with a year ago; daily rental sales were down 57 percent and sales to individual retail customers were down 17 percent.
- Lincoln registers tenth month in a row of higher retail sales.
- All-new Ford Expedition gains for the eleventh month in a row; Lincoln Navigator was up 8 percent.
- Land Rover sales rose 19 percent, reflecting all-new LR2.
So after a horrific June, Ford has followed up with a horrific July. At least the Edge is doing well. Up 40 percent over last year.... when they were just rolling off the assembly lines. I do give kudos to Ford for burying the 19 percent down in the second bullet. Bravo spinmasters!
Some more specific ass paddlings:
- The 'new' Taurus and leftover Five Hundred models COMBINED couldn't reach the sales of last years Five Hundred.
- The Fusion has taken a beating for 2 straight months now, almost erasing the sales gains it had made YTD, which are now at a meagre 3.9%.
- The Mustang continues to slide, despite what appears to be 326 different special editions out there- it is not about 12% down for the year.
- F-Series trucks are in deep doo doo.
- The engine enhancements to the MKZ haven't really amounted to much of a sales bump- only 5.5% YTD.
- The Sable is actually doing pretty well.
- The Expedition is actually doing pretty damn well in the face of some serious competition.