How Many Ford Cars Were Sold in 2020?

To get the total number of Ford cars that were sold in the year 2020, we need to look at their quarterly sales report. Presented in this article are extracts from the Ford sales report for the first, second, third, and fourth quarter of the year 2020.

Ford's First-Quarter (Q1) Sales in 2020

Ford Mustang

Ford’s overall Q1 sales decreased by 12.5% due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the stay-at-home order imposed by multiple states.

Below is a list showing the sales recorded in USA, in the first quarter of 2020.

Total Ford Vehicles sold- 516,330

Ford trucks sold > 263,757

Ford SUV Sold > 189,720

Ford Car > 62,853

Q1 2020 Total Sales vs. Q4 2019

Total Vehicles > -12.5%

Truck > -5.4%

SUV > -11%

Car > -36%

Highlights of Ford Cars' First-Quarter (Q1) 2020 Sales

Highlights of Ford Cars' First-Quarter (Q1) 2020 Sales
  • Amid the Covid-19 outbreak and also the multiple stay-at-home orders, Ford’s overall Q1 sales decreased by 12.5%.
  • During the period of decreased industry sales and production downtime, Ford’s entire inventory levels stay in good shape. At the end of March, the overall days’ supply at Ford stands at 100 days.
  • With the sales of 186,562 pickups, the F-Series starts the year as the best-selling vehicle in America; as the sales decreased by 13.1%, the decrease is clarified by the timing of our weaker retail sales and fleet sales in March due to the Covid-19.
  • The entire sales of Ford's van amounted to 54,499 – increased by 5.7%. As the best-selling van in America, the transit sales rose by 15.7%, the sales of 36,836 vans for Q1 contributing to the rise.
  • Explorer starts the year as America’s best-selling medium-sized SUV on sales of 56,310 vehicles. The Q1 retail sales of all the new Ford Explorer increase by 10.5%, while ST Explorer retail sales gain 32% over a year ago. The entire Ford brand SUV sales are down by 12.7% in Q1.
  • Ford’s performance assembling of vehicles experienced strong gains. Mustang starts the year with the sales of 18,069 vehicles, which is a representation of a 6.8% gain, while the sales of GT350/Shelby GT500 doubled.
  • The sales of Lincoln Corsair expand as inventory transitions from MKC. Corsair finalized its transition from MKC at the end of the first quarter. Combined MKC and Corsair retail sales are up 3.8%, compared to MKC volumes in 2019.
  • As led by Aviator, Lincoln SUVs expand to12.2% at retail on new product introductions. The entire Lincoln SUV sales totaled 20,516 vehicles, which is a representation of an increase of 6.1%.
  • Lincoln's Q1 retail sales increase by 6.9%, while Lincoln's total sales expand by 2.3%.

Ford's Second-Quarter (Q2) Sales in 2020

Ford Explorer

Ford's second-quarter sale was affected by Coronavirus concerns. The overall Q2 sales were down by 33.3%, while retail was down much less than the industry at 14.3%.

Below is a list showing the sales recorded in the second quarter of 2020.

Total Ford Vehicles sold- 433,869

Ford trucks sold > 237,891

Ford SUV Sold > 151,328

Ford Car > 44,650

Q2 2020 Total Sales vs. Q4 2019

Total Vehicles > -33.3%

Truck > -26.6%

SUV > -29.9%

Car > -59.5%

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Highlights of Ford's Second-Quarter (Q2) 2020 Sales

Highlights of Ford's Second-Quarter (Q2) 2020 Sales
  • The shelter-in-place and restrictions had the largest effect on fleet sales in Q2. The daily rental was down by 94%, while the commercial was off 78% from production shutdowns; there was an improvement in commercial performance throughout the second quarter.
  • Ford, alongside its dealer network, made a quick shift to remote and online sales. As a result of this, Ford's retail share increased to an estimated full percentage point of 13.3%, making it Ford’s best retail share quarter in 5 years.
  • Ford’s concentrates more on its winning portfolio of SUVs and trucks drove retail share growth in Q2. Ford's entire SUVs and trucks increased their estimated share of retail SUV and truck segment which was greater than an entire percentage score in Q2. Ford’s entire SUV and truck stake amounted to 16.5% of the collective segment.
  • The Ford F-Series Q2 entire sales total 180,825 pickups while increasing its retail share of the segment. The leadership position of the F-Series was expanded in Q2 with an estimated 2.6%-point increase in retail share.
  • The retail share of Lincoln SUV continued to make big profits even in a tough luxury vehicle setting. Lincoln’s totaled premium retail share of the SUV sector expanded 1.5% points which were greater than 7% of the shared segment in the second quarter.
  • Through June, Explorer dominates as America’s best-selling medium-sized SUV with sales of 101,149 vehicles.
  • Ranger's overall sales profit was up to 19.8% in Q2. Sales totaled 25,008 pickups for the second quarter.

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Ford's Third-Quarter (Q3) Sales in 2020

Ford Ranger

The third-quarter sales of Ford increased by 27.2% relative to the second quarter but went down by 4.9% when compared to the year 2019. Below is a list showing the sales recorded in the third quarter of 2020.

Total Ford Vehicles sold- 551,796

Ford trucks sold > 311,751

Ford SUV Sold > 191,803

Ford Car > 48,424

Q2 2020 Total Sales vs. Q4 2019

Total Vehicles > -4.9%

Truck > 0.6%

SUV > -0.7%

Car > -37.5%

Highlights of Ford's Third-Quarter (Q3) 2020 Sales

  • With the assistance of strong retail sales and rapidly recovering commercial sales, Ford's retail share of the industry increased by an estimated 0.2% points, while Ford’s Q3 total share improved by 0.8% points. The retail sales of Ford increased by 1.3%, without taking into account discontinued cars.
  • The entire Q3 Ford's pickup sales of combined F-Series and Ranger were 249,997. This figure represents Ford’s best third-quarter pickup sales since the year 2005.
  • The retail sales of the Ford F-Series in the third quarter increased by 10.1 percent over a year ago. The total sales of 221,647 for the F-Series in Q3 were up by 3.5%.
  • The Ford F-Series witnessed its largest Q3 sales profits in the country’s hottest housing markets. Ford experienced the largest growth rate coming from the southeast, which was up by 18.2% over a year ago. The northeast and west were also up big at 17.8% and 17.3%, respectively.
  • Ranger sales gained 8.2% in Q3 over 2019 on sales of 28,350 pickups.
  • Explorer continues to lead as America’s best-selling medium-sized SUV through September on the total sales of 160,209 SUVs. Explorer Q3 sales expanded 73.9%. The retail share of the segment was up over 5% points over a year ago – a 15% share of the segment.
  • The retail sales of Lincoln increased by 3.5%, which was caused by 10.2% profit in the retail sales of SUV. Lincoln’s third-quarter Aviator sales gained a total of 222% from the entire sales of 6,118 SUVs. The total sale of Corsair, Lincoln’s best-selling vehicle, was 7,044 in the third quarter, which is an 8.0% profit.

Ford's Fourth-Quarter (Q4) Sales in 2020

2021 Ford F-150

Q4 was an inflection point for Ford; as Fiesta and Fusion sales declined, the transitions of F-150 and the new SUVs which include Mustang Mach-E and Bronco Sport sales began.

Below is a list showing the sales recorded in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Total Ford Vehicles sold-542,749

Ford trucks sold > 288,698

Ford SUV Sold > 216,732

Ford Car > 37,319

Q2 2020 Total Sales vs. Q4 2019

Total Vehicles > -9.8%

Truck > -12.5%

SUV > -4.0%

Car > -41.1%

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Highlights of Ford's Fourth-Quarter (Q4) 2020 Sales

Highlights of Ford's Fourth-Quarter (Q4) 2020 Sales
  • The fourth quarter of the total industry sales was approximately totaled to 4.3 million vehicles, which indicated a minor decrease of 2.8% from 2019. Ford figured out that the retail industry was up to 2.7% while the fleet was off 26.3%. December finished the year strong; it witnessed an increase in the industry sales up to 5.2% from 2019, totaling a 16.9 million total vehicle SAAR (seasonally adjusted annual rate).
  • In December, the sales of all the new F-150 (2021 edition) began, with surplus trucks in transit, while currently averaging only 6 days on dealer’s lots. The Ford sales were influenced by the lower F-150 stocks from the lingering impacts of the second quarter of the Covid-19 production stoppage leading up to the all the new F-150 transition. The Super Duty pickup sales retained a strong selling rate and were up 14.1% while the sales of the F-150 were off 32.7%.
  • The fourth quarter SUV Ford brand sales published an overall increase of 4.7% and 9.8% at retail, which was led by Expedition, Explorer, and the all the new Bronco Sport.
  • With a sale of 226,217 vehicles, Explorer lays claims to be America’s best-selling medium-sized SUV. In 2020, Explorer represented one of the few vehicles that increased its sales, with a reported profit of 20.9%.
  • The Ford Q4 van sales, led by Transit, amounted to 59,056 vehicles. This makes Ford the best-selling producer of commercial vans for 42 straight years, with the sales of van amounting to 203,153 vehicles in 2020.
  • In 2020, Lincoln retail SUVs sales rose to 5.3%, making the year 2020 Lincoln’s best retail performance for SUV sales in 17 years. The Lincoln retail SUV share increased from 0.4% point to 6.7%.

Conclusion

“In 2020, about 4.2 million vehicles were sold by Ford to distributors and dealers worldwide. The North American market contributed about two million units to this wholesale volume, roughly 25 percent less than in 2019.” (Quoted from statista.com)

Hopefully, this blog helped you to gain insight into how many Ford cars were sold in 2020 and how popular this car brand is. If you would like to learn more about Ford, make sure to check out our other blog posts. Cheers!

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