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Ford Explorer Sets June Sales Record

 Ford F-Series Sets All-Time Sales Record; Volvo Posts Best Sales Month Ever

    DEARBORN, Mich., July 3 The Ford Explorer set a June sales
record as 42,833 customers took delivery of America's top-selling sport
utility vehicle.  Ford Explorer's share of the mid-size sport utility segment
has increased every month since the introduction of the all-new 2002 four-door
Explorer.  The new Explorer incorporates independent rear suspension, one of
many features that set it apart from traditional SUVs.
    "We appreciate the trust that our customers place in our products and our
company," said Jacques Nasser, President and CEO, Ford Motor Company
.  "Also, we want to thank our dealers for their unwavering
commitment to serving our customers."
    Overall, U.S. customers purchased or leased 392,412 cars and trucks from
Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Jaguar, Volvo, and Land Rover dealers, down 6.6
percent from a year ago.
    In addition to the Ford Explorer's record-setting performance, the
company's June sales results were highlighted by:

    *  Ford F-Series, America's best-selling truck, achieved an all-time
monthly sales record of 91,481.  The previous F-Series monthly sales record
was 90,522 (set March 2000).  The previous June sales record (90,370) was set
1978.
    *  Ford dealers delivered an any-month record 75,973 sport utility
vehicles, up 12 percent from a year ago.  The previous monthly sales record
(75,216) was set March 2001.  Ford dealers' line of "No Boundaries" SUVs (Ford
Escape, Explorer, Expedition, and Excursion) are the best-selling brand of
sport utility vehicles in the U.S. with year-to-date sales of 390,693, up six
percent from the same period a year ago.
    *  Mercury dealers reported higher sales for the all-new Mercury
Mountaineer.  In June, 4,817 customers took delivery of Mercury's stylish
sport utility vehicle, up six percent from a year ago.
    *  Lincoln dealers reported June sales of 16,846, down slightly (two
percent) from a year ago.  The Lincoln LS mid-size sedan set a new June sales
record (4,921).
    *  Volvo dealers reported their highest monthly U.S. sales ever (15,104),
up 14.3 percent from a year ago (the previous best month).  The increase in
sales was centered on the S60 and V70, Volvo's all-new mid-size sedan and
station wagons (including the all-wheel-drive cross-country version, the V70
XC).
    *  Jaguar dealers reported June sales of 3,448, down nine percent from
last year's record sales.
    *  Land Rover dealers reported June sales of 2,427, up two percent from a
year ago, and the highest sales month of 2001.

    The company indicated it was maintaining its previously-announced third
quarter North American production plan at 930,000 vehicles.


                   FORD MOTOR COMPANY JUNE 2001 U.S. SALES


                            June Month       DSR %     June CYTD         DSR %
                          2001      2000    Change   2001      2000     Change
    Car and Truck Sales By Brand
       Ford             327,175    347,313  -5.8%  1,689,004  1,888,743 -10.6%
       Mercury           27,412     38,474 -28.8     159,992    207,142 -22.8
       Lincoln           16,846     17,130  -1.7      86,878    101,024 -14.0
       Jaguar             3,448      3,806  -9.4      20,268     22,468  -9.8
       Volvo             15,104     13,209  14.3      65,796     67,184  -2.1
       Land Rover         2,427      2,376   2.1      11,938     12,982  -8.0
          Total Ford Motor
           Company      392,412    419,932  -6.6%  2,033,876  2,286,561 -11.1%

    Memo: Cars and Trucks
       Cars             149,651    177,031 -15.5%    794,740    947,540 -16.1%
       Trucks           242,761    242,901  -0.1   1,239,136  1,339,021  -7.5
          Total Ford Motor
           Company      392,412    419,932  -6.6%  2,033,876  2,286,561 -11.1%

    Memo: Selling Days       26         26               154        154

    Note: Ford Motor Company acquired Land Rover on June 30, 2000.
Accordingly, Ford's 2000 sales (June and June year-to-date) exclude Land
Rover.

                         FORD BRAND JUNE 2001 U.S. SALES

                       June Month       DSR %          June CYTD         DSR %
                      2001      2000    Change       2001      2000     Change
    Crown Victoria   11,657    10,640     9.6%      52,173    53,442     -2.4%
    Taurus           39,113    43,365    -9.8      195,590   216,446     -9.6
    Focus            23,286    27,684   -15.9      136,560   149,568     -8.7
    Thunderbird           0        NA      NA            0        NA       NA
    Mustang          15,026    19,918   -24.6       87,549    98,251    -10.9
    Escort           10,263    12,233   -16.1       47,994    61,136    -21.5
    Contour               0     2,302  -100.0            0    32,725   -100.0
      Total Ford
       Cars          99,345   116,142   -14.5%     519,866   611,568    -15.0%

    Escape           13,432        NA      NA%      82,804        NA       NA%
    Explorer         42,833    41,800     2.5      197,267   237,197    -16.8
    Expedition       16,132    21,361   -24.5       92,523   107,477    -13.9
    Excursion         3,576     4,406   -18.8       18,099    24,543    -26.3
    Econoline/
     Club Wagon      15,323    19,933   -23.1       88,416    99,948    -11.5
    Windstar         19,230    25,693   -25.2       96,243   137,653    -30.1
    Ranger           24,887    32,116   -22.5      151,836   191,637    -20.8
    F-Series         91,481    84,625     8.1      436,791   472,349     -7.5
    Heavy Trucks        936     1,237   -24.3        5,159     6,371    -19.0
      Total Ford
       Trucks       227,830   231,171    -1.4%   1,169,138 1,277,175     -8.5%

      Total Ford
       Brand        327,175   347,313    -5.8%   1,689,004 1,888,743    -10.6%


                  LINCOLN AND MERCURY BRAND JUNE 2001 U.S. SALES


                       June Month       DSR %          June CYTD         DSR %
                      2001      2000    Change       2001      2000     Change
    Grand Marquis    10,506    13,940   -24.6%      59,155    70,539    -16.1%
    Sable             7,354    10,738   -31.5       55,365    59,131     -6.4
    Cougar            2,881     4,128   -30.2       14,845    22,278    -33.4
    Mystique              0     1,189  -100.0            0    13,399   -100.0
      Total Mercury
       Cars          20,741    29,995   -30.9%     129,365   165,347    -21.8%

    Town Car          7,107     7,078     0.4       36,697    42,929    -14.5
    Continental       1,963     2,268   -13.4       11,196    11,966     -6.4
    LS                4,921     4,533     8.6       22,398    26,078    -14.1
      Total Lincoln
       Cars          13,991    13,879     0.8%      70,291    80,973    -13.2%

      Total Mercury
       and Lincoln
       Cars          34,732    43,874   -20.8%     199,656   246,320    -18.9%

    Villager          1,854     3,937   -52.9%      10,165    17,755    -42.7%
    Mountaineer       4,817     4,542     6.1       20,462    24,040    -14.9
      Total Mercury
       Trucks         6,671     8,479   -21.3%      30,627    41,795    -26.7%

    Blackwood             0        NA      NA%           0        NA       NA%
    Navigator         2,855     3,251   -12.2       16,587    20,051    -17.3
      Total Lincoln
       Trucks         2,855     3,251   -12.2%      16,587    20,051    -17.3%

      Total Mercury
        and Lincoln
        Trucks        9,526    11,730   -18.8%      47,214    61,846    -23.7%

      Total Mercury
        and Lincoln
        Vehicles     44,258    55,604   -20.4%     246,870   308,166    -19.9%

    Total Lincoln
     Brand           16,846    17,130    -1.7%      86,878   101,024    -14.0%
    Total Mercury
     Brand           27,412    38,474   -28.8      159,992   207,142    -22.8%


                        JAGUAR BRAND JUNE 2001 U.S. SALES

                       June Month       DSR %          June CYTD         DSR %
                      2001      2000    Change       2001      2000     Change
    XJ                1,028       963     6.7%       4,910     5,693    -13.8%
    S-TYPE            1,819     2,271   -19.9       12,571    13,288     -5.4
    X-TYPE                0        NA      NA            0        NA       NA
    XK                  601       572     5.1        2,787     3,487    -20.1
      Total Jaguar    3,448     3,806    -9.4%      20,268    22,468     -9.8%


                         VOLVO BRAND JUNE 2001 U.S. SALES

                       June Month       DSR %          June CYTD         DSR %
                      2001      2000    Change       2001      2000     Change
    S40               2,579     3,202   -19.5%      12,605    15,411    -18.2%
    V40                 418       676   -38.2        1,848     3,171    -41.7
    S60               4,025        NA      NA       18,045        NA       NA
    S70                   7     2,457   -99.7          208    13,968    -98.5
    V70               2,103     3,080   -31.7        8,293    15,174    -45.3
    V70 XC            2,978        NA      NA       10,846        NA       NA
    C70                 449       577   -22.2        2,687     3,054    -12.0
    S80               2,545     3,214   -20.8       11,264    16,402    -31.3
    S90/V90               0         3      NA            0         4       NA
      Total Volvo    15,104    13,209    14.3%      65,796    67,184     -2.1%


                      LAND ROVER BRAND JUNE 2001 U.S. SALES

                       June Month       DSR %          June CYTD         DSR %
                      2001      2000    Change       2001      2000     Change
    Range Rover         509       397    28.2%       2,341     2,714    -13.7%
    Discovery
     Series II        1,918     1,979    -3.1        9,597    10,268     -6.5
      Total Land
       Rover          2,427     2,376     2.1%      11,938    12,982     -8.0%

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