Ford Achieves First Car Sales Increase Since 1999

* Ford Motor Company's December U.S. sales totaled 267,881, down 9 percent compared with a year ago. Full year sales totaled 3.17 million, down 5 percent. * Full year car sales totaled 1.04 million, up 2 percent compared with a year ago as consumer awareness and demand for new Ford, Mercury and Lincoln cars accelerates. December sales of Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln Zephyr were 33 percent higher than previous month. * Full year CUV sales climbed 28 percent; Ford will introduce two more CUVs in 2006. * Ford's F-Series truck is America's best selling vehicle for the 24th year in a row as full year sales eclipse 900,000 for the second year in a row. * Land Rover achieves record monthly and full year sales.

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 4 -- Ford Motor Company achieved its first full year increase in car sales since 1999. Full year 2005 car sales totaled 1.04 million, up 2 percent from a year ago. Growing consumer awareness and demand for the company's new mid-size sedans (Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln Zephyr) built on the success of new cars launched in late 2004 -- the Ford Five Hundred and Mercury Montego sedans and Ford Mustang.

Combined sales for the Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln Zephyr in December were 11,808, up 33 percent from November. The cars were introduced in October.

"Consumer response to our new mid-size sedans has exceeded our expectations," said Steve Lyons, Ford group vice president, North America Marketing, Sales, and Service. "We're confident we can build on our car sales success in 2006."

Consumer demand also continues to grow for the Ford Five Hundred and Mercury Montego full-size sedans. December sales for the Five Hundred were 45 percent higher than a year ago and Montego sales were 87 percent higher. In their first full year, Five Hundred sales totaled 107,932 and Montego sales totaled 27,007.

Although Mustang sales declined in December, full year sales for the legendary pony car were 160,975, up 24 percent compared with full year 2004.

Sales of CUVs (crossover utility vehicles) were up 28 percent in 2005 -- outpacing overall growth in the U.S. auto industry's hottest segment. The company's gains in this category were paced by the new Ford Freestyle and Mercury Mariner, which were introduced in late 2004. In December, Freestyle sales were up 66 percent and Mariner sales were up 10 percent. In their first full year, Freestyle sales totaled 76,739 and Mariner sales totaled 34,099. The company's CUV products also include the Ford Escape, America's best- selling CUV, and Volvo's XC70 and XC90.

Later this year, Ford will add two more CUVs -- the Ford Edge and the Lincoln MKX.

"CUV sales growth will continue to outpace all other categories in the U.S. auto market between now and the end of the decade," said Lyons. "We believe we are in a great position to meet the needs of an increasing number of consumers with our new cars and CUVs."

Ford dealers delivered over 900,000 F-Series trucks in 2005 marking the first time in over 30 years any product has posted back-to-back sales years above this milestone. For the full year, F-Series sales totaled 901,463 -- the third best year in the 57-year history of the product. In 2004, F-Series sales were a record 939,511. Ford's F-Series has been the best-selling vehicle, car or truck, for 24 years in a row and the best-selling truck for 29 years in a row.

Land Rover dealers reported record monthly and full year sales. December sales were 6,913, up 26 percent and full year sales were 46,175, up 30 percent. Land Rover's record sales were paced by two all-new models -- Range Rover Sport and LR3.

               FORD MOTOR COMPANY DECEMBER 2005 U.S. SALES

                         December Month    %         December CYTD      %
                         2005     2004   Change     2005       2004   Change
  Sales By Brand
     Ford              223,324  245,594   -9.1  2,648,814  2,778,678   -4.7
     Mercury            13,507   14,915   -9.4    195,949    193,534    1.2
     Lincoln            12,612   12,642   -0.2    123,207    139,016  -11.4
     Jaguar              2,445    3,417  -28.4     30,424     45,875  -33.7
     Volvo               9,080   12,207  -25.6    123,587    139,067  -11.1
     Land Rover          6,913    5,495   25.8     46,175     35,506   30.0
        Total Ford
         Motor Company 267,881  294,270   -9.0  3,168,156  3,331,676   -4.9

  Memo: Cars and
   Trucks
     Cars               78,407   83,200   -5.8  1,038,876  1,018,333    2.0
     Trucks            189,474  211,070  -10.2  2,129,280  2,313,343   -8.0
        Total Ford
         Motor Company 267,881  294,270   -9.0  3,168,156  3,331,676   -4.9

                   FORD BRAND DECEMBER 2005 U.S. SALES

                         December Month    %         December CYTD      %
                         2005     2004   Change     2005       2004   Change

  Crown Victoria         3,475    4,144  -16.1     63,939     70,816   -9.7
  Five Hundred           8,321    5,730   45.2    107,932     14,106  665.1
  Taurus                14,990   18,295  -18.1    196,919    248,148  -20.6
  Fusion                 7,568        0     NA     16,983          0     NA
  Focus                 11,020   16,800  -34.4    184,825    208,339  -11.3
  Mustang               10,226   13,342  -23.4    160,975    129,858   24.0
  Thunderbird              281      910  -69.1      9,548     11,998  -20.4
  GT                       208       59  252.5      1,302        144  804.2
  Escort                     0        0     NA          0      1,210 -100.0
    Total Ford Cars     56,089   59,280   -5.4    742,423    684,619    8.4

  Freestyle              5,850    3,525   66.0     76,739      8,509  801.9
  Escape                12,370   14,308  -13.5    165,122    183,430  -10.0
  Explorer              18,996   24,994  -24.0    239,788    339,333  -29.3
  Expedition             9,585   13,854  -30.8    114,137    159,846  -28.6
  Excursion                785    2,296  -65.8     16,283     20,010  -18.6
  Freestar               5,440    6,405  -15.1     77,585    100,622  -22.9
  Windstar                   0        0     NA          0      2,950 -100.0
  Econoline/Club Wagon  14,498   15,422   -6.0    179,543    171,017    5.0
  Ranger                 8,434    8,670   -2.7    120,958    156,322  -22.6
  F-Series              89,491   95,392   -6.2    901,463    939,511   -4.0
  Low Cab Forward          286        0     NA        925          0     NA
  Heavy Trucks           1,500    1,448    3.6     13,848     12,509   10.7
    Total Ford Trucks  167,235  186,314  -10.2  1,906,391  2,094,059   -9.0

    Total Ford Brand   223,324  245,594   -9.1  2,648,814  2,778,678   -4.7

            LINCOLN AND MERCURY BRAND DECEMBER 2005 U.S. SALES

                             December Month    %     December CYTD      %
                              2005    2004  Change   2005     2004   Change

  Grand Marquis               3,122   4,668  -33.1   64,716   79,329  -18.4
  Montego                     2,149   1,152   86.5   27,007    2,974  808.1
  Sable                         700   2,649  -73.6   24,149   42,737  -43.5
  Milan                       2,111       0     NA    5,321        0     NA
    Total Mercury Cars        8,082   8,469   -4.6  121,193  125,040   -3.1

  Town Car                    4,301   4,071    5.6   47,122   51,908   -9.2
  LS                            901   1,833  -50.8   19,109   27,066  -29.4
  Zephyr                      2,129       0     NA    4,985        0     NA
    Total Lincoln Cars        7,331   5,904   24.2   71,216   78,974   -9.8

    Total Mercury
      and Lincoln Cars       15,413  14,373    7.2  192,409  204,014   -5.7

  Mariner                     2,700   2,462    9.7   34,099    7,171  375.5
  Mountaineer                 2,320   2,858  -18.8   32,491   43,916  -26.0
  Monterey                      405   1,126  -64.0    8,166   17,407  -53.1
    Total Mercury Trucks      5,425   6,446  -15.8   74,756   68,494    9.1

  Navigator                   2,664   4,280  -37.8   25,844   36,398  -29.0
  Aviator                       838   2,458  -65.9   15,873   23,644  -32.9
  Mark LT                     1,779       0     NA   10,274        0     NA
    Total Lincoln Trucks      5,281   6,738  -21.6   51,991   60,042  -13.4

    Total Mercury
      and Lincoln Trucks     10,706  13,184  -18.8  126,747  128,536   -1.4

    Total Mercury
      and Lincoln Vehicles   26,119  27,557   -5.2  319,156  332,550   -4.0

  Total Lincoln Brand        12,612  12,642   -0.2  123,207  139,016  -11.4
  Total Mercury Brand        13,507  14,915   -9.4  195,949  193,534    1.2

                  JAGUAR BRAND DECEMBER 2005 U.S. SALES

                                December Month   %    December  CYTD    %
                                  2005   2004  Change   2005    2004  Change
  XJ                               658    962  -31.6   8,304  10,552  -21.3
  S-TYPE                           879    787   11.7   8,897  10,975  -18.9
  X-TYPE                           778  1,456  -46.6  10,941  21,542  -49.2
  XK                               130    212  -38.7   2,282   2,806  -18.7
    Total Jaguar                 2,445  3,417  -28.4  30,424  45,875  -33.7

                   VOLVO BRAND DECEMBER 2005 U.S. SALES

                            December Month    %      December  CYTD     %
                             2005    2004   Change    2005     2004   Change
  S40                        1,424   2,305   -38.2   24,233   24,037    0.8
  V50                          371     581   -36.1    5,671    2,509  126.0
  V40                            0       2  -100.0        8    1,503  -99.5
  S60                        1,589   1,733    -8.3   24,695   27,835  -11.3
  V70                          549     553    -0.7    7,390   10,484  -29.5
  XC70                         879   1,059   -17.0   13,991   16,059  -12.9
  C70                            8     287   -97.2    1,442    4,067  -64.5
  S80                          519     669   -22.4   10,181   13,390  -24.0
  XC90                       3,741   5,018   -25.4   35,976   39,183   -8.2
    Total Volvo              9,080  12,207   -25.6  123,587  139,067  -11.1

                LAND ROVER BRAND DECEMBER 2005 U.S. SALES

                               December Month   %    December  CYTD     %
                                 2005   2004  Change   2005    2004  Change
  Range Rover                    1,867  1,964   -4.9  13,430  13,546   -0.9
  Range Rover Sport              2,505      0     NA  10,441       0     NA
  LR3                            2,504  2,140   17.0  19,346   3,447  461.2
  Discovery                          4    912  -99.6     817  13,083  -93.8
  Freelander                        33    479  -93.1   2,141   5,430  -60.6
    Total Land Rover             6,913  5,495   25.8  46,175  35,506   30.0

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