AIM Chairman’s Council member Ford KC-built F-150 helps boost automaker to 10-year March sales record

From the Kansas City Business Journal

Ford Motor Co. announced that sales of F-series pickup trucks logged their highest total for MarFord F-150 Pickupch since 2006, playing a huge role in the company posting an 8 percent gain in overall sales from last year.

F-series sales hit 73,884 in March, up 9.1 percent from the same period a year ago. The F-series hasn’t broke the 70,000 mark for sales since 2007. Ford produces the F-150 at its Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo.

“Customers continue buying high-end SUVs and trucks, helping the Ford brand increase its average transaction prices by more than $1,600 per vehicle in March — nearly double the industry average,” Mark LaNeve, Ford’s vice president of U.S. marketing, sales and service, said in a release. “We have been seeing solid sales momentum in the first quarter across our entire portfolio, with car, SUV and truck sales up across the board.”