Sales of large Ford F-650/F-750 trucks expanded 105% in the first half of 2021. - Photo: Ford 

Sales of large Ford F-650/F-750 trucks expanded 105% in the first half of 2021.

Photo: Ford 

Ford’s commercial fleet sales increased 9.6% through June. The Transit sold 51,713 vans, with commercial sales up 2.4%. Sales of the larger commercial truck models, the F-650/F-750, expanded 105% in the first half. Ford also saw strong commercial sales of Ranger – up 171% through June.

In addition, Ford now has taken more than 100,000 reservations for the all-new F-150 Lightning, which will launch early next year. Through June of this year, F-Series sales totaled 362,032 pickups on record turn rates as the first half came to a close. Ford continues to work filling new orders placed during the semiconductor chip shortage.

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“Through June of this year, Ford retail sales were up 10.7%. With constrained inventories and record turn rates in the second quarter, we have been working closely with our dealers gathering retail orders, which are up 16-fold over last year. Reservations for F-150 Lightning have now surpassed 100,000 since the truck was first shown in May, while Ford’s sales of electrified vehicles produced a new all-time first half sales record with 56,570 vehicle sold – up 117% over year ago.” – Andrew Frick, vice president, Ford Sales U.S. and Canada.

Ford’s overall retail truck sales expanded 2.6% in the first half of the year, totaling 420,403 pickups. With tight inventories, F-Series sales totaled 362,032 trucks, while Ranger had its best first half since 2005 on total pickup sales of 58,371.

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