Ford (F), Toyota Sales Awful In October, Again

Ford (F) October sales down 29% year over year.  The only good news is that that’s slightly less than last month (34%). Volvo sales are down a shocking 50%.

   FORD MOTOR COMPANY OCTOBER 2008 U.S. SALES<br />                  ------------------------------------------<br /><br />                                 October      %           Year-To-Date    %<br />                                 -------                  ------------<br />                              2008    2007 Change       2008      2007 Change<br />                              ----    ---- ------       ----      ---- ------<br />    Sales By Brand<br />      Ford                 114,969 159,361  -27.9  1,468,488 1,780,286  -17.5<br />      Lincoln                7,399  10,229  -27.7     90,223   112,678  -19.9<br />      Mercury                6,753  12,844  -47.4    103,631   142,587  -27.3<br />                             -----  ------           -------   -------<br />        Total Ford,<br />         Lincoln and<br />         Mercury           129,121 182,434  -29.2  1,662,342 2,035,551  -18.3<br />      Volvo                  3,717   7,761  -52.1     63,745    88,645  -28.1<br />                             -----   -----            ------    ------<br />        Total Ford Motor<br />         Company           132,838 190,195  -30.2  1,726,087 2,124,196  -18.7<br /><br />    Ford, Lincoln and<br />     Mercury Sales By Type<br />      Cars                  40,854  55,812  -26.8    591,606   643,813   -8.1<br />      Crossover Utility<br />       Vehicles             22,552  36,852  -38.8    318,455   339,476   -6.2<br />      Sport Utility<br />       Vehicles              9,102  19,730  -53.9    137,498   235,814  -41.7<br />      Trucks and Vans       56,613  70,040  -19.2    614,783   816,448  -24.7<br />                            ------  ------           -------   -------<br />        Total Trucks        88,267 126,622  -30.3  1,070,736 1,391,738  -23.1<br />                            ------ -------         --------- ---------<br />          Total Vehicles   129,121 182,434  -29.2  1,662,342 2,035,551  -18.3<br /><br /><br /><br />                      FORD BRAND OCTOBER 2008 U.S. SALES<br />                      ----------------------------------<br /><br />                                 October      %           Year-To-Date    %<br />                                 -------                  ------------<br />                              2008    2007 Change       2008      2007 Change<br />                              ----    ---- ------       ----      ---- ------<br /><br />    Crown Victoria           3,299   5,098  -35.3     42,616    51,286  -16.9<br />    Taurus                   2,517   5,361  -53.0     46,167    57,875  -20.2<br />    Fusion                  10,836  11,210   -3.3    128,381   123,729    3.8<br />    Focus                   10,576  12,934  -18.2    175,958   145,977   20.5<br />    Mustang                  4,686   9,156  -48.8     83,557   118,959  -29.8<br />    GT                           0       0     NA          0       231 -100.0<br />                                 -       -                 -       ---<br />      Ford Cars             31,914  43,759  -27.1    476,679   498,057   -4.3<br /><br />    Flex                     2,017       0     NA      9,569         0     NA<br />    Edge                     5,951  14,133  -57.9     99,781   103,809   -3.9<br />    Escape                   9,886  12,174  -18.8    135,558   139,911   -3.1<br />    Taurus X                 1,329   4,204  -68.4     20,907    34,615  -39.6<br />                             -----   -----            ------    ------<br />      Ford Crossover<br />       Utility Vehicles     19,183  30,511  -37.1    265,815   278,335   -4.5<br /><br />    Expedition               3,647   5,931  -38.5     46,919    77,144  -39.2<br />    Explorer                 3,991   9,786  -59.2     68,330   118,321  -42.3<br />                             -----   -----            ------   -------<br />      Ford Sport Utility<br />       Vehicles              7,638  15,717  -51.4    115,249   195,465  -41.0<br /><br />    F-Series                43,324  51,741  -16.3    436,022   588,952  -26.0<br />    Ranger                   3,891   4,775  -18.5     58,706    62,209   -5.6<br />    Econoline/Club Wagon     8,429  12,013  -29.8    109,848   142,776  -23.1<br />    Freestar                     0       0     NA          0     2,390 -100.0<br />    Low Cab Forward             30     165  -81.8        775     2,422  -68.0<br />    Heavy Trucks               560     680  -17.6      5,394     9,680  -44.3<br />                               ---     ---             -----     -----<br />      Ford Trucks and Vans  56,234  69,374  -18.9    610,745   808,429  -24.5<br />                            ------  ------           -------   -------<br /><br />      Ford Brand           114,969 159,361  -27.9  1,468,488 1,780,286  -17.5<br /><br /><br /><br />                    LINCOLN BRAND OCTOBER 2008 U.S. SALES<br />                    -------------------------------------<br /><br />                                 October      %           Year-To-Date    %<br />                              2008    2007 Change       2008      2007 Change<br /><br />    MKS                      2,072       0     NA      8,924         0     NA<br />    MKZ                      1,309   2,941  -55.5     26,223    28,478   -7.9<br />    Town Car                 1,146     477  140.3     12,831    26,057  -50.8<br />    MKX                      1,459   3,787  -61.5     25,436    30,737  -17.2<br />    Navigator                1,034   2,358  -56.1     12,771    20,087  -36.4<br />    Mark LT                    379     666  -43.1      4,038     7,319  -44.8<br />                               ---     ---             -----     -----<br /><br />      Lincoln Brand          7,399  10,229  -27.7     90,223   112,678  -19.9<br /><br /><br /><br />                    MERCURY BRAND OCTOBER 2008 U.S. SALES<br />                    -------------------------------------<br /><br />                                 October      %           Year-To-Date    %<br />                                 -------                  ------------<br />                              2008    2007 Change       2008      2007 Change<br />                              ----    ---- ------       ----      ---- ------<br /><br />    Grand Marquis            1,967   3,595  -45.3     25,058    41,875  -40.2<br />    Sable                      645   1,818  -64.5     14,356    18,483  -22.3<br />    Milan                    1,801   3,222  -44.1     27,535    30,863  -10.8<br />    Mariner                  1,910   2,554  -25.2     27,204    30,404  -10.5<br />    Mountaineer                430   1,655  -74.0      9,478    20,262  -53.2<br />    Monterey                     0       0     NA          0       700 -100.0<br />                                 -       -                 -       ---<br /><br />      Mercury Brand          6,753  12,844  -47.4    103,631   142,587  -27.3<br /><br /><br /><br />                     VOLVO BRAND OCTOBER 2008 U.S. SALES<br />                     -----------------------------------<br /><br />                                 October      %           Year-To-Date    %<br />                                 -------                  ------------<br />                              2008    2007 Change       2008      2007 Change<br />                              ----    ---- ------       ----      ---- ------<br /><br />    S40                        501   1,113  -55.0      8,638    15,758  -45.2<br />    V50                        187     241  -22.4      1,557     2,426  -35.8<br />    S60                        612   1,113  -45.0      8,269    15,468  -46.5<br />    S80                        424     892  -52.5      9,235    10,850  -14.9<br />    V70                        140     218  -35.8      2,812     3,102   -9.3<br />    XC70                       469   1,036  -54.7      8,204    10,026  -18.2<br />    XC90                       901   2,278  -60.4     16,193    25,749  -37.1<br />    C70                        244     388  -37.1      5,142     3,922   31.1<br />    C30                        239     482  -50.4      3,695     1,344  174.9<br />                               ---     ---             -----     -----<br /><br />      Volvo Brand            3,717   7,761  -52.1     63,745    88,645  -28.1<br /><br />

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