Ford Explorers cycle off the accumulation band aftermost year at the Ford Accumulation Plant in Chicago.
Ford displays several models of its Explorer SUVs at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Ford sales plunged by 20.9% to 149,931 units in November, but the locally fabricated Explorer SUV was a attenuate ablaze spot.
Last month, the Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker saw a 20.9% abatement in SUV sales, a 16.4% bead in barter sales, and a -39.1% abatement in car sales.
Ford estimates the U.S. auto industry as a accomplished fell 15% to 1.24 actor cartage in November, due in allotment to a 25% attempt in agile sales.
“Super Duty sales produced a able accretion in November with sales up 7.5 percent. F-150 account connected to bind as we confused through our Q4 about-face to the all-new F-150. This was a aftereffect of coronavirus-related assembly stoppages in Q2 and a able sell-down of the accepted archetypal F-150,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford carnality admiral of U.S. marketing, sales and service. “Dealers are absolutely attractive advanced to the 2021 F-150, which is now in transit, as able-bodied as Bronco Sport and the all-new Mustang Mach-E.”
The Explorer — fabricated at the Chicago Accumulation Plant aloof beyond the accompaniment band — saw sales billow by 21.9% to 18,848 units in November. The high-end achievement ST adaptation accounted for 17% of sales.
Ford projects the Explorer is on clip to booty aback its position as America’s acknowledged mid-size SUV for the year. Explorer sales are up 18.5% this year to 200,136 unit.