Tastes great, less tanking

You have to figure that Ford isn’t too thrilled about its June sales, which were down about 8 percent from the same month last year here in the States, but they do have some reason to celebrate: 133,684 vehicles bearing the Blue Oval were moved in those thirty days (25 selling days, technically), a good 16 percent better than second-place Toyota, which dropped by a third, as did third-place Chevrolet.

Which doesn’t mean Dearborn is out of the woods yet: Lincoln/Mercury sales are still slow. Then again, Volvo, which Ford has yet to sell off, was actually up a smidgen.

Making the best showing: Subaru, up 3.4 percent from last year. Freest of the free-fallers: Suzuki, down 78 percent.

(Numbers from Autoblog.)

1 comment

  1. Suzette »

    3 July 2009 · 9:25 am

    I think people are waiting for the arrival of the 2010 Ford Focus. When that hits the market, I predict a huge jump in Ford sales. I’m qualified to say this because I’m what you night call “a shopper” – I know how these things go. Target. Bide. Pounce.

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