Ford Motor Company Sales Up 9 Percent, Best February In Six Years; Fusion, Escape Set Sales Records


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DEARBORN, MI--March 1, 2013:

  • Ford Motor Company U.S. February sales up 9 percent -- best February in six years, with cars up 6 percent, utilities up 21 percent and trucks up 4 percent
  • Fusion sets an all-time February sales record, surpasses last year's record by 28 percent
  • Escape produces its best February sales ever; Explorer reaches best February sales since 2006, up 59 percent
  • America's best-selling pickup for 36 years running, F-Series posts 15 percent gain
  • Ford announces 2013 second-quarter production of 800,000 vehicles, up 9 percent from the prior year

Ford Motor Company's U.S. February sales grew 9 percent with 195,822 vehicles sold. This marks Ford's best February sales in six years -- with cars up 6 percent, utilities up 21 percent and trucks up 4 percent.

"As more new vehicle buyers continue returning to the marketplace, our fresh new product portfolio of fuel-efficient vehicles is winning over customers," said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "People are buying our all-new Fusion and Escape in record numbers, thanks to strong fuel economy and innovative new technologies."

Ford Fusion posted record February sales totaling 27,875 vehicles. This is a 28 percent gain over last February's record.

Escape followed January's record sales with a new February sales record of 24,110 vehicles -- a 29 percent increase over last year. Plus, Explorer boosted its sales 59 percent in February, with 16,586 vehicles sold -- its best February sales results in seven years.

America's best-selling pickup, the Ford F-Series, sold 54,489 pickups in February, a 15 percent increase over last year. F-Series had its best February sales results since 2007. This marks F-Series' 19th consecutive month of monthly sales increases. Transit Connect also continues to strengthen, selling 3,610 vehicles in February -- a 57 percent increase over last year.

Ford also announced its 2013 second-quarter North American production plan. The company plans to build 800,000 vehicles in the second quarter, up 9 percent (63,000 vehicles) from 2012's second quarter. First quarter production of 770,000 vehicles is unchanged from previous guidance.

FORD MOTOR COMPANY FEBRUARY 2013 U.S. SALES











February

%


Year-To-Date

%



2013

2012

Change


2013

2012

Change


SALES BY BRAND









Ford

190,939

172,207

10.9


353,249

303,796

16.3


Lincoln

4,883

6,912

-29.4


9,074

12,033

-24.6


Total Vehicles

195,822

179,119

9.3


362,323

315,829

14.7











SALES BY TYPE









Cars

70,647

66,368

6.4


126,825

108,253

17.2


Utilities

58,228

48,116

21.0


109,924

90,049

22.1


Trucks

66,947

64,635

3.6


125,574

117,527

6.8


Total Vehicles

195,822

179,119

9.3


362,323

315,829

14.7











FORD BRAND









Fiesta

5,015

5,518

-9.1


9,300

9,020

3.1


Focus

20,808

23,350

-10.9


36,969

37,750

-2.1


C-MAX

3,183

0

NA


5,908

0

NA


Fusion

27,875

21,773

28.0


50,274

35,387

42.1


Taurus

5,047

4,329

16.6


9,981

7,776

28.4


Police Interceptor Sedan

828

0

NA


1,532

0

NA


Mustang

6,024

7,351

-18.1


9,632

11,087

-13.1


Crown Victoria

0

548

-100.0


0

1,191

-100.0


Ford Cars

68,780

62,869

9.4


123,596

102,211

20.9











Escape

24,110

18,666

29.2


44,049

35,925

22.6


Edge

9,683

10,535

-8.1


19,297

18,850

2.4


Flex

1,662

2,012

-17.4


3,277

3,477

-5.8


Explorer

16,586

10,440

58.9


31,140

20,406

52.6


Police Interceptor Utility

805

0

NA


1,458

0

NA


Expedition

2,366

3,050

-22.4


4,858

5,400

-10.0


Ford Utilities

55,212

44,703

23.5


104,079

84,058

23.8











F-Series

54,489

47,273

15.3


101,330

85,766

18.1


Ranger

0

4,482

-100.0


0

9,525

-100.0


E-Series

8,336

10,100

-17.5


16,323

16,886

-3.3


Transit Connect

3,610

2,305

56.6


6,771

4,459

51.9


Heavy Trucks

512

475

7.8


1,150

891

29.1


Ford Trucks

66,947

64,635

3.6


125,574

117,527

6.8











Ford Brand

190,939

172,207

10.9


353,249

303,796

16.3






























February

%


Year-To-Date

%



2013

2012

Change


2013

2012

Change


LINCOLN BRAND









MKZ

945

2,487

-62.0


1,398

4,149

-66.3


MKS

922

857

7.6


1,831

1,598

14.6


Town Car

0

155

-100.0


0

295

-100.0


Lincoln Cars

1,867

3,499

-46.6


3,229

6,042

-46.6











MKX

1,883

2,168

-13.1


3,712

3,818

-2.8


MKT

511

421

21.4


922

700

31.7


Navigator

622

824

-24.5


1,211

1,473

-17.8


Lincoln Utilities

3,016

3,413

-11.6


5,845

5,991

-2.4











Lincoln Brand

4,883

6,912

-29.4


9,074

12,033

-24.6











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