(autoinsidernews) - Ford announced that its November U.S. sales were down 10 percent compared to the same period last year. Ford dealers delivered 182,259 vehicles to customers during the month.
While car sales for November were 3 percent lower than a year ago, reflecting a reduction in fleet sales, retail sales were up on higher sales of the company's new mid-size sedans (Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln MKZ). Fusion was up 66 percent, Milan was up 29 percent and MKZ was up 83 percent, reports Trend.
Ford's truck sales were down 13 percent, but the automaker's new Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator saw sales increase by 14 percent and 65 percent respectively. Sales of Ford's F-Series pickups were off by 16.1 percent for the month.
At the end of November, Ford, Lincoln and Mercury inventories were estimated to be 122,000 units lower than a year ago, with 85 percent of the inventory is new 2007 models.
By brand; Ford was off 12.2 percent, Mercury up 0.3 percent, Lincoln was up 11.8 percent, Jaguar was down 35.2 percent, Land Rover sales were down by 7.6 percent, and Volvo was up 14.3 percent.