The Lincoln Motor Company ends 2016 with a 10 percent gain in U.S.
sales; a near threefold increase marks Lincoln sales in China last year
In the United States, Lincoln posted strong gains in key luxury
markets, including Florida, New York and New Jersey
Lincoln’s strong performance in China supported by customers’ positive
reception to the marque’s SUVs and a growing number of dealerships
DEARBORN, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Lincoln Motor Company ended 2016 with a 10 percent gain in U.S.
sales – its best in nine years. Lincoln achieved nearly a threefold
increase in sales in China last year, where it is now the
fastest-growing luxury brand.
“The momentum is both gratifying and encouraging,” said Kumar Galhotra,
president, The Lincoln Motor Company. “We’re pleased clients are
recognizing the superior experiences and vehicles Lincoln offers.”
The U.S. increase comes against a luxury market that saw gains of less
than 1 percent.
U.S. growth for the brand in 2016 was particularly robust in key luxury
markets like New York, where sales were up 13 percent; Florida, up 10
percent; and New Jersey, where sales increased 9 percent.
Lincoln closed out the year strong, with sales up 18 percent last month
compared to December 2015, driven by the all-new flagship Lincoln
Continental. Continental was responsible for 64 percent of Lincoln’s
growth in December.
Continental sales in December totaled 1,845 vehicles, up from November’s
1,419, outselling the Audi A6 and Lexus GS, according to sales data
reported by the respective automakers.
Record sales in China
Having introduced its full vehicle lineup to China in 2015, Lincoln is
now the fastest-growing luxury brand there.
Lincoln sold 32,558 vehicles in China in 2016 – a near threefold
increase over 2015. Its strong performance was supported by customers’
positive reception to the brand’s SUVs, and a growing number of
dealerships there, which reached 65 last year.
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