One of the fastest growing auto dealerships in Tennessee is right here in Murfreesboro. Perhaps we should edit that statement and say "world" because several months ago we told you that Ford of Murfreesboro was the third largest Mustang Roush dealership in the world. Ford of Murfreesboro now has a new honor. They are rising to be one of the largest F-150 dealerships in the Volunteer State.
Scott Rose has been with Ford of Murfreesboro for the past six years. Rose is the General Sales Manager at Ford and he told us there are many things that set the local dealership apart from others, but one thing tends to stand out… the price of the F-150.
The F-Series trucks have been America’s best-selling pickup for 36 years. They have posted a 31 percent increase in sales which means that May was the best sales month since 2005. For the first time since 2007, the F-Series has broken the 70,000 mark.
The strong sales at Ford of Murfreesboro is not only good for the dealer, it is also good for Rutherford County. Marc Lapine (pronounced: La-Pean), Ford F-150 Consumer Marketing Manager, stated…
Lapine further stated that the housing market is making a strong comeback which is equally good for the truck market.
Additional Information from the Ford Motor Company:
Ford Motor Company’s U.S. sales grew 14 percent in May, with cars up 9 percent, utilities up 15 percent and trucks up 18 percent. Retailsales increased 17 percent, marking the best May retail sales results since2005.
“Our fuel-efficient Fusion and Escape have set monthly sales records for four straight months,” said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “F-Series sales – fueled by construction growth and pent-up demand – reached their highest level in more than six years.”
Fusion posted its best-ever May sales of 29,553 vehicles – with its strongest areas of sales growth in the western and southeastern areas of the U.S.
The fuel-efficient Escape small utility posted its best-ever sales month since being introduced 13 years ago – a 26 percent increase with 29,123 vehicles sold last month.
America’s best-selling pickup, the F-Series had its strongest May sales result since 2005.
F-Series’ 71,604 sales in May represented a 31 percent increase versus last year and its 22nd straight monthly sales increase.
In May, Lincoln MKZ sales increased 42 percent versus last year. This represents MKZ’s best-ever May sales, building on MKZ’s best-ever sales month in April.
In addition, Ford announces its 2013 third-quarter North American production. The company plans to build 740,000 vehicles in the third quarter, up 10 percentfrom the 673,000 vehicles produced in the third quarter of 2012.
The third quarter plan includes the company’s recent announcement to add 40,000 vehicles from a reduced July summer shutdown and the addition of 200,000 units of annualized straight-time capacity starting in the fall of this year.
Second quarter production of 800,000 vehicles is unchanged from previous guidance.
Source:Scott Rose, General Sales Manager at Ford of Murfreesboro
Mark Lapine, Ford F-150 Consumer Marketing Manager
Ford of Murfreesboro and Mustang Roush
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