Wednesday, 05 January 2022 09:23

Ford Best-Selling Automaker in Q4 2021


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Ford reported Jan. 5 it sold 173,740 new vehicles in the U.S. in December---a 17.1% decrease compared to the same month a year ago, but enough to make it the best-selling automaker in the fourth quarter of 2021.

“Ford finished the year strong, as the only U.S. automaker hitting the half million sales mark in the fourth quarter, making Ford America’s best-selling automaker," said Andrew Frick, vice president, Ford Sales U.S. and Canada. "On the strong success of Mustang Mach-E, Ford jumped into second place in U.S. electric vehicle sales behind just Tesla. Last year was a foundational year for Ford in the electrified vehicle segment and this year we continue to expand, adding the F-150 Lightning and E-Transit to our electric vehicle lineup. Looking to the new year, Ford had just over 70,000 new vehicle orders in December, which will provide continued momentum into 2022.”


Ford brand posted best-ever sales for full electric vehicles, second only to Tesla for 2021. Mustang Mach-E sales totaled 27,140 in 2021.


Ford heads into the new year with strong electric vehicle momentum as customer deliveries for both the F-150 Lightning and E-Transit will begin, further growing Ford’s electric vehicle share.


Ford electrified vehicles grew 36% faster than the segment overall in 2021, while achieving new sales records for the month of December and all of 2021. Ford sold a total of 12,284 electrified vehicles in December, up 121% from last year and growing at more than four times the rate of the overall segment for the month.


Ford was the best-selling automaker in the fourth quarter. Ford sold 508,451 vehicles in the fourth quarter---a 26.8% increase over the third quarter, compared to an overall industry decline of approximately 3%.


Ford begins 2022 with 247,000 vehicles in stock---up 22,000 from November and the best stock position in the industry.


For the month, Ford took in 70,000 new vehicle retail orders, up 58,000 vehicles from a year ago. Thirty-three percent of Ford retail sales were...

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