DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co.'s U.S. sales fell 4.7 percent in April, including a 10 percent decline for Ford-brand utility vehicles, according to the Automotive News Data Center. Lincoln posted its first year-over-year decrease in six months.
The Explorer, off 38 percent as the company launches a redesigned version, accounted for much of Ford's volume decline.
In the first four months, Ford Motor sales declined 2.4 percent, with cars down 23 percent and light trucks up 3.1 percent, the Data Center figures show.
Brands: Ford down 4.7%; Lincoln down 6.2%
Notable nameplates: F series down 4.2%, Explorer down 38%, Escape down 4.2%, Fusion up 15%, Mustang up 13%, Expedition up 100%, Lincoln Nautilus/MKX up 12%, Lincoln MKC down 7%, Ranger 5,748 units.
Incentives: $4,078 per vehicle, down 7.3% from a year earlier, ALG says
Average transaction price: $39,183 up 4.8% from a year earlier, according to ALG
Did you know? F-series sales declined year over year for a third consecutive month but surpassed 70,000 units for the 12th time in the past 14 months.