Fusion Hybrid/Energi and F-Series are standouts. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Nov. 2, 2016 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor prepped or the BAJA 1000. Ford will enter its all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor in the 49th running of the SCORE Baja 1000 off-road endurance event later this month. Powered by an all-new 450 hp and 510 lb-ft. of torque high output 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine mated to the stock 10-speed AT, the truck is pretty much stock. The race truck only needed the addition of a safety cage, puncture-resistant fuel cell, racing seats and full race harness, along with LED lighting to meet SCORE rules. Ford October 2016 Sales Overview Ford sold 188,813 vehicles in October, down 11.7 percent below the 213,938 sold in October of 2015. Taking into account the two fewer selling days, the Daily Selling Rate (DSR) was down 5.0 percent. YTD sales of 2,177,269 is down just 0.4 percent from the 2,186,126 sold through the same period of 2015. On a DSR basis, YTD sales are actually positive by 0.4 percent. October retail sales totaled 143,145 vehicles, down 7 percent. Fleet sales of 45,668 vehicles, including daily rental, commercial and government segments, were down 24 percent. Lincoln sales totaled 9,069, up 7 percent. Overall incentive spending at Ford was up approximately $180 compared to year ago. The company’s days’ supply for October was 90 days. There were two highlights in the Ford lineup. While the industry is experiencing a tougher second half with CUV and Hybrid sales faltering, the Fusion Hybrid/Energi and F-Series achieved positive results. The Fusion Hybrid/Energi experienced sales of 4,915/1,372, up 139.8/61.6 percent over the 2,050/849 sold in October of 2015 respectively. YTD sales of 26,699/13,022 were up 25.2/68.1 percent over the 21,333/7,748 sold through the same period of 2015. F-Series sales of 65,542 was up 0.1 percent over the 65,500 sold during October of 2015. F-Series retail sales were up 2 percent on strong Super Duty demand. Ford said their High-end trim Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum pickups represented 75 percent of retail sales. YTD, F-Series sales of 661,198 is up 5.0 percent over the 629,951 sold through the same period of 2015. 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Notice how close the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid is to taking over the #1 spot held onto by the 4th gen Prius? The Prius has never been outsold by any Hybrid since the introduction of the 2nd gen as a 2004 MY offering way back in late 2003. If the Fusion Hybrid sells just another 550 units next month over this and Prius sales stay flat at this new extremely low sales level, the long held dominance of the Prius could be in jeopardy. Think what could happen if the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq arrives with a similar level of efficiency and lower price? October 2016 U.S. Automobile Market Share Detail In October, GM’s U.S. market share was up a significant 0.7 percent while both Toyota and FCAs were down 0.5 and 0.7 percent respectively. On a volume basis, October of 2016 US Auto sales of 1.37 million vehicles was down 4.9 percent below October of 2015s 1.44 million vehicle sales result. Remember that there were 2 fewer selling days in October of 2016 or 7.8 percent fewer selling days. 2016 YTD sales of 14.42 million is down 0.3 percent above the 14.46 million vehicles sold through the same period of 2015 with 2 (or 0.8 percent) fewer selling days. U.S. October 2016 Sales vs. October 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 19 Automobile Manufacturers GM October 2016 Sales Down 1.7% with 258,626 Vehicles Sold Ford October 2016 Sales Down 11.7% with 188,813 Vehicles Sold Toyota October 2016 Sales Down 8.7% with 186,295 Vehicles Sold FCA October 2016 Sales Down 10.3% with 176,609 Vehicles Sold Honda October 2016 Sales Down 4.2% with 126,161 Vehicles Sold Nissan October 2016 Sales Down 2.2% with 113,520 Vehicles Sold Hyundai October 2016 Sales Up 4.2% with 62,505 Vehicles Sold Subaru October 2016 Sales Up 4.1% with 53,760 Vehicles Sold Kia October 2016 Sales Down 2.1% with 48,977 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz October 2016 Sales Down 2.1% with 31,801 Vehicles Sold BMW October 2016 Sales Down 16.6% with 27,971 Vehicles Sold VW October 2016 Sales Down 18.5% with 24,779 Vehicles Sold Mazda October 2016 Sales Down 10.8% with 22,711 Vehicles Sold Audi October 2016 Sales Up 0.1% with 17,721 Vehicles Sold Mitsubishi October 2016 Sales Up 2.8% with 7,637 Vehicles Sold Volvo October 2016 Sales Down 14.4% with 6,340 Vehicles Sold Land Rover October 2016 Sales Down 23.2% with 5,532 Vehicles Sold Porsche October 2016 Sales Up 10.7% with 4,506 Vehicles Sold Jaguar October 2016 Sales Up 226% with 3,219 Vehicles Sold In October, VW moved back ahead of Mazda to take the 12th spot. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in October was 18.0 million vehicles. On a YTD sales basis, light-vehicle SAAR was 17.4 million vehicles.