Ford Small Car Sales Reach Decade High; Escape has Best-Ever September; Ford F-Series Hit Best September in 5 Years


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DEARBORN, MI--Oct. 2, 2012:

  • Ford small car sales totaled 24,628 vehicles in September -- the company's best U.S. small car sales since 2002 and a 73 percent increase year-over-year
  • Escape compact utility sales increased 14 percent for the month; 23,148 Escape sales mark best-ever September sales
  • F-Series produces its 14th consecutive year-over-year sales increase in September, reaching its best September since 2007; total sales were 55,077 pickups -- a 1 percent increase
  • Ford Motor Company U.S. sales total 174,976 vehicles in September, unchanged from a year ago; retail sales up 4 percent compared to last year

Ford delivered U.S. sales gains across its vehicle portfolio in September, with cars up 2 percent, utilities up 9 percent, and F-Series trucks up 1 percent.

"As more buyers look for new vehicles across the country, Ford is ready with our strongest lineup ever of fuel-efficient cars, utilities and full-size pickups," said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "Fuel economy remains one of the most important features customers want most today, and Ford is answering the call with five vehicles that deliver 40 mpg or better -- with another three on the way by year-end."

Ford sales of Focus, C-MAX and Fiesta totaled 24,628 vehicles in September, representing Ford's best September for small car sales in 10 years. Focus sales were up 91 percent, while the all-new C-MAX began sales last month.

Escape had its best-ever September sales, with 23,148 vehicles sold, representing a 14 percent increase versus last year's record sales. Escape is on pace to surpass last year's record sales of 254,293 vehicles for the full year.

Ford F-Series, America's best-selling vehicle, sold a total of 55,077 pickups during September truck month -- a 1 percent increase compared to last year -- providing its 14th straight month of sales increases.

September U.S. total sales at Ford Motor Company were unchanged from last year and up 4 percent for retail sales. Total car sales are up 2 percent, total utilities up 9 percent, and total trucks down 8 percent - with stronger F-series, E-series and Transit Connect sales being offset by the discontinuation of Ranger.

FORD MOTOR COMPANY SEPTEMBER 2012 U.S. SALES










September

%


Year-To-Date

%


2012

2011

Change


2012

2011

Change

SALES BY BRAND








Ford

168,174

168,181

0.0


1,625,934

1,538,909

5.7

Lincoln

6,802

7,018

-3.1


63,880

64,841

-1.5

Mercury

0

0

NA


0

248

-100.0

Total Vehicles

174,976

175,199

-0.1


1,689,814

1,603,998

5.4









SALES BY TYPE








Cars

50,694

49,876

1.6


586,197

568,970

3.0

Utilities

56,625

52,098

8.7


496,132

452,259

9.7

Trucks

67,657

73,225

-7.6


607,485

582,769

4.2

Total Vehicles

174,976

175,199

-0.1


1,689,814

1,603,998

5.4









FORD BRAND








Fiesta

3,923

3,967

-1.1


43,484

57,225

-24.0

Focus

19,736

10,309

91.4


186,686

137,315

36.0

C-MAX

969

0

NA


969

0

NA

Fusion

12,300

19,510

-37.0


194,165

188,439

3.0

Taurus

4,727

4,305

9.8


50,769

47,538

6.8

Police Interceptor Sedan

828

0

NA


6,079

0

NA

Mustang

4,439

5,054

-12.2


66,821

56,618

18.0

Crown Victoria

414

3,013

-86.3


3,424

43,095

-92.1

Ford Cars

47,336

46,158

2.6


552,397

530,230

4.2









Escape

23,148

20,225

14.5


200,075

187,850

6.5

Edge

10,771

11,680

-7.8


96,987

90,779

6.8

Flex

1,518

2,084

-27.2


22,960

21,102

8.8

Explorer

13,453

11,336

18.7


113,655

96,957

17.2

Police Interceptor Utility

596

0

NA


4,148

0

NA

Expedition

3,695

3,473

6.4


28,227

29,222

-3.4

Ford Utilities

53,181

48,798

9.0


466,052

425,910

9.4









F-Series

55,077

54,410

1.2


463,733

416,388

11.4

Ranger

93

7,154

-98.7


19,146

49,788

-61.5

E-Series

8,952

8,711

2.8


93,942

89,199

5.3

Transit Connect

3,013

2,611

15.4


25,918

23,107

12.2

Heavy Trucks

522

339

54.0


4,746

4,287

10.7

Ford Trucks

67,657

73,225

-7.6


607,485

582,769

4.2









Ford Brand

168,174

168,181

0.0


1,625,934

1,538,909

5.7


September

%


Year-To-Date

%


2012

2011

Change


2012

2011

Change

LINCOLN BRAND








MKZ

2,575

1,936

33.0


23,474

21,058

11.5

MKS

709

1,073

-33.9


9,410

8,843

6.4

Town Car

74

709

-89.6


916

8,591

-89.3

MKX

2,110

2,267

-6.9


18,780

16,966

10.7

MKT

488

373

30.8


5,478

3,757

45.8

Navigator

846

660

28.2


5,822

5,626

3.5









Lincoln Brand

6,802

7,018

-3.1


63,880

64,841

-1.5









MERCURY BRAND








Milan

0

0

NA


0

0

NA

Grand Marquis

0

0

NA


0

248

-100.0

Sable

0

0

NA


0

0

NA

Mariner

0

0

NA


0

0

NA

Mountaineer

0

0

NA


0

0

NA









Mercury Brand

0

0

NA


0

248

-100.0

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