OAKVILLE – Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited saw sales increase six per cent compared to last June, marking the best June sales since 1989. Demand for Ford's fuel-efficient lineup helped to drive car sales up 32 per cent. Key sellers included: Focus, Fusion, Taurus and Mustang which all saw sales increase 12 percent, 9 percent, 19 percent and 40 percent, respectively. Furthermore, the all-new Fiesta and award-winning Fusion both had best-selling sales months ever. With 140,377 units sold, Ford of Canada is the number one selling automaker for the month and year-to-date.
"After some uncertainty in May, we experienced a nice uptick in showroom traffic in June," said David Mondragon, president and CEO, Ford of Canada. "Our investment in smaller more fuel efficient vehicles is clearly paying off as consumers continue to look for great fuel economy."
Also driving strong sales results is the newly reinvented 2011 Ford Explorer which saw sales increase 85 per cent compared to last June. In fact, all June Explorer sales were 2011 model year vehicles. With 4,439 units of 2011 Explorers sold to date, Ford has more than doubled last year's full-year sales total of 2,043 units of 2010 4-door Explorers – an increase of 217%, in the first six months of 2011.
"We are seeing a stronger industry in June," said Mondragon. "In fact, the Canadian market may come in stronger for 2011 than first forecasted."