CHICAGO, May 4 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Ford Motor Company announced on its website on Tuesday that it sold 197,813 vehicles in the United States in April, up 64.8 percent year on year.
To be specific, it sold 97,054 trucks, 90,383 SUVs and 10,376 cars in the month, up 47.5 percent, 119.8 percent and 20.9 percent, respectively.
Total vehicles the Dearborn-based automaker sold to individual customers (retail sales) in April grew 57.1 percent year on year.
Ford electrified vehicle sales produced a new all-time monthly sales record of 11,172 in April, up 262 percent year on year. To be specific, Mustang Mach-E sales totaled 1,951; F-150 PowerBoost sales totaled 3,365; and Escape electrified sales totaled 3,695.
Ford brand SUVs retail sales also hit record high in April by going up 125 percent year on year.
Against the backdrop of chip shortage that is plaguing auto industry, Ford's overall gross stock position going into May was 265,000 vehicles, which is at the higher end relative to the overall industry and stands at 35 days' supply, as against an overall industry with 33 days' supply.