Archive for July, 2009

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First Drive: 2010 Ford Flex Ecoboost

July 21, 2009

2010 Ford Flex Ecoboost 1

Check out Canadian Driver‘s review of the new 2010 Ford Flex Ecoboost with the turbocharged V6.

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Ford tops Canadian new-vehicle sales in June

July 7, 2009

(from Canadian Driver)

Richmond Hill, Ontario – Ford was the number-one selling brand in Canada in June, according to industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers, who said that it is the first time since 1949 that the company has held the top spot. It also marked the second time in 2009 that GM was not top-selling brand.

Overall, sales dropped 13.2 per cent in June 2009 when compared with June 2008. Passenger car sales were down 22.9 per cent, while light truck sales were up 1.5 per cent.

“Ford achieved this milestone with some great product and pricing, aggressive dealers and a new attitude of ‘can do’ that is pervasive in the company since replacing their president earlier in the year,” DesRosiers said. “Not to undermine the importance of this to Ford, but their performance was also accomplished because they took share from both GM and Chrysler who are both in a Chapter 11 process in the U.S. (not in Canada). These companies have shut their factories and without product, a number of OEMs, led by Ford, have had their way with the consumer. GM and Chrysler have also been in a difficult situation trying to convince skeptical consumers that they are still in business, but their number-one issue has been inventory.”

DesRosiers also said that a new “Big Six” has emerged in the market, with Hyundai joining the three Detroit automakers, plus Toyota and Honda. The Korean automaker posted an increase of 25.5 per cent in June in a market that was down by 13.2 per cent, and year-to-date is up 21.4 per cent in a market down by 18.3 per cent. “It is rare at any time to see this big a gap,” DesRosiers said.

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Ford Sales Outpace Competitors

July 7, 2009

(taken from Autoweek)

In a month of sandbagged auto sales, Ford was the clear winner.

The Blue Oval posted a sales decline of “just” 10.7 percent in June, in a market that fell nearly 27.7 percent. It was by far the best showing of any major carmaker, helped by strong sales of its Fusion sedan and Escape crossover.

Ford is the only U.S. automaker that did not have to resort to a bankruptcy restructuring or take bailout loans.

Detroit rivals General Motors and Chrysler did not fare as well in June. GM, which filed for Chapter 11 on June 1, saw its sales slip 33.4 percent.

Chrysler, which recently emerged from bankruptcy, posted a 41.9 percent drop.

Import companies fared nearly as poor. Toyota, which has lost billions in the last year, fell a staggering 31.9 percent, and Honda’s tally plummeted 29.5 percent.

Nissan sales fell 23.1 percent.

Just 860,101 vehicles were sold in June, though the 27.7 percent drop was the smallest in nine months.

Automotive News <i>contributed to this report.

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Ford “Employee Pricing” in effect!

July 3, 2009

Ford EmployeePrice-Detail

 

Ford Canada has announced that it is offering its Employee Pricing to the public!  This is great news for anyone who has been thinking about buying a new vehicle.  Contact us for more details.

Click HERE to see our inventory and the special Employee pricing.

“This summer, you pay what we pay.”