F-Series up more than 10 percent in November with two fewer selling days! Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Dec. 1, 2015 2017 Ford F-250 on the farm… Ford November 2015 Sales Overview Ford November U.S. sales totaled 187,794 vehicles, up 0.4 percent over the 187,000 vehicles old in November of 2014. This result was completed with 2 fewer selling days (23) compared to November of 2014 (25) as well. Year to date, the iconic brand has sold 2,373,920 vehicles, up 5.4 percent over the 2,260,271 sold through the same period of 2014. Ford stated their lower incentive spending and high demand for higher trim models boosted average transaction prices by $3,800 in November of 2015 vs. November of 2014. Ford November 2015 Brand Sales Highlights F-Series sales reached 65,192 trucks in November, up 10.4 percent over the 59,049 sold in November of 2014. Year to date, the Truck Series has been picked up by 695,143 new owners, up 2.3 percent over the 679,496 sold through the same period of 2014. Most Automakers selling in the U.S. that sell far less profitable offerings do not match the sales levels of the F-Series by itself! Ford commercial van sales increased 59 percent, with 17,815 vehicles sold last month. November’s van performance marked Ford’s best November sales month since 1984. The all-new Transit sales totaled 9,584, almost doubling year-ago sales. Transit Connect sales of 4,237 vans reached best-ever November sales, a 94 percent increase. A few more tidbits on the 2017 Super Duty from the Floor of the 2015 Phoenix Auto Show last week. #AZAutoShow - For the #Love of the #Automobile 2017 Ford F-1250 Ford had their aluminum bodied 2017 Ford F-250 on display. The floor rep stated that the chassis will consist of > 95% HSS. All told, it is more than 300 pounds lighter than the current Gen! An all-new, fully boxed frame comprised of more than 95 percent high-strength steel that is up to 24 times stiffer than the previous frame – enabling the most towing and hauling capability ever delivered by Super Duty. The new truck line features heavier-duty four-wheel-drive components, driveline, axles and towing hardware. For the first time, the Super Duty body uses high-strength aluminum alloy body. Can't wait to drive this beast with the 6.7L Power Stroke that will arrive with more than 900 lb-ft of torque. That is right, more than 900! November 2015 Segment Sales Totals U.S. November 2015 Sales vs. November 2014 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 14 Automobile Manufacturers GM November 2015 Sales Up 1.5% with 229,296 Vehicles Sold. Toyota November 2015 Sales Up 3.4% with 189,517 Vehicles Sold. Ford November 2015 Sales Up 0.4% with 187,794 Vehicles Sold. FCA November 2015 Sales Up 3.0% with 175,974 Vehicles Sold. Honda November 2015 Sales Down 5.2% with 115,441 Vehicles Sold. Nissan November 2015 Sales Up 3.8% with 107,083 Vehicles Sold. Hyundai November 2015 Sales Up 11.8% with 60,007 Vehicles Sold. Subaru November 2015 Sales Up 1.8% with 46,070 Vehicles Sold. Kia November 2015 Sales Up 1.4% with 45,553 Vehicles Sold. BMW November 2015 Sales Up 1.2% with 36,447 Vehicles Sold. Mercedes-Benz November 2015 Sales Down 11.7% with 33,475 Vehicles Sold. VW November 2015 Sales Down 24.7% with 23,882 Vehicles Sold. Mazda November 2015 Sales Up 7.0% with 22,732 Vehicles Sold. Audi November 2015 Sales Up 0.4% % with 16,700 Vehicles Sold. Toyota moved past Ford to become the second largest volume seller in the U.S. in November. The auto industry posted strong November sales of more than 1.32 million vehicles, up 2.3 percent over November of 2014 despite just 23 selling days this November vs. 25 selling days in November of 2014. For the year, light duty sales are trending to finish off the year at approximately 17.4 million, the highest since 2000. November was the third consecutive month in a row with a SAAR above 18 million. The six-month moving average for the SAAR is quickly approaching 18.0 million. Placing this number into perspective, the industry’s best U.S. sales year ever was 2000, when 17.8 million light duty vehicles were delivered.