DETROIT — Ford Motor Co.'s U.S. new-vehicle sales fell 18 percent in September as the global microchip shortage continued to hamper vehicle production.
September deliveries fell to 156,614 cars and light trucks, Ford said in a statement Monday.
Aside from the Lincoln Nautilus, with a 35 percent increase, sales of each nameplate declined in September compared with a year earlier.
SUV sales grew 3.4 percent, largely behind new entries: the Bronco, Bronco Sport and Mustang Mach-E. Truck sales fell 23 percent.
In the first nine months of the year, Ford sales fell 7 percent to 1.4 million vehicles.
Brands: Ford, down 17%; Lincoln, down 21%
Notable nameplates: Escape, down 32%; Edge, down 27%; Explorer, down 5.3%; Expedition, down 21%; F-Series, down 18%; Ranger, down 45%; Lincoln Nautilus, up 35%; Aviator, down 18%; Navigator, down 13%
Q3 incentives: $2,569 per vehicle, down 39% from a year earlier, TrueCar says
Q3 average transaction price: $47,245, up 10% from a year earlier, according to TrueCar
Inventory: At the start of October, Ford's gross stock reached 236,000, up 21,000 vehicles compared with the start of September.
Did you know? The F-Series marked its best month since the chip shortage began with 63,164 trucks sold in September.