DETROIT — Ford Motor Co.'s U.S. sales fell 4.1 percent in May, extending the automaker's streak of sales declines to four consecutive months, according to the Automotive News Data Center.
Ford's venerable F-series line of pickups also had lower sales for a fourth-straight month. Sales were down for most cars and for the Lincoln luxury brand, too. But May was the best month in nearly two years for the Ford Fusion and in almost four years for the Fiesta.
Brands: Ford down 4%; Lincoln down 5.8%
Notable nameplates: F series down 0.3%; Explorer down 40%; Escape down 0.6%; Fusion up 38%; Mustang down 17%; Expedition up 38%; Ranger, 7,748 units; Lincoln Nautilus/MKX up 16%; Lincoln MKC down 19%; Continental down 23%
Incentives: $3,867 per vehicle, down 11% from a year earlier, ALG says.
Average transaction price: $37,725 up 3.4% from a year earlier, according to ALG.
Did you know? May marked the best sales month for the new Ranger, as Ford continues to ramp up production. The automaker has sold 22,917 Rangers since the midsize pickup went on sale in January.