Ford Motor Company U.S. Sales Up 18 Percent; Ford Fusion, Ford Escape and new Lincoln MKZ Set Sales Records


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DEARBORN, MI--May 1, 2013:

  • Ford Motor Company April U.S. sales up 18 percent compared to last year -- best April sales since 2007, with cars up 21 percent, utilities up 16 percent and trucks up 16 percent
  • Fusion and Escape both establish April sales records, with sales increases of 24 and 52 percent respectively
  • F-Series, America's best-selling pickup for 36 years, posts a 24 percent increase, with sales of 59,030 -- best April sales results since 2006
  • Lincoln overall sales up 21 percent; MKZ delivers its best monthly sales performance ever -- with April sales passing the 4,000 vehicle mark for the first time in MKZ history

Ford's April sales climbed 18 percent with gains across the portfolio -- with cars up 21 percent, utilities up 16 percent, and trucks up 16 percent. Retail sales were up 27 percent.

"We are working harder than ever to keep pace with record demand for our all-new, fuel-efficient Fusion and Escape -- with sales growth particularly strong on the coasts," said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "F-Series pickups also continue to build on their momentum as the housing and construction industries rebound."

Fusion continues its strong sales run with best-ever April sales results of 26,722 vehicles, a 24 percent increase over record year-ago April levels. The strongest retail sales increases for Fusion continue to come from the western and southeastern U.S. €“ with the sales in the West doubling in April and the Southeast up 70 percent.

Escape also had its strongest April sales since its launch 13 years ago, reporting a 52 percent increase with 25,826 vehicles sold.

Sales of America's best-selling pickup, the Ford F-Series increased 24 percent, with 59,030 pickups sold. This represents F-Series best April sales results since 2006. It also is the 21st straight monthly sales increase for F-Series -- with sales up 19 percent year to date.

In April, Lincoln sales increased 21 percent. The new Lincoln MKZ established an all-time monthly sales record, with 4,012 vehicles sold for the month -- breaking the 4,000 vehicle mark for the first time ever.

FORD MOTOR COMPANY APRIL 2013 U.S. SALES










April

%


Year-To-Date

%


2013

2012

Change


2013

2012

Change

SALES BY BRAND








  Ford

204,969

174,042

17.8


787,553

692,453

13.7

  Lincoln

7,615

6,308

20.7


23,514

27,144

-13.4

    Total Vehicles

212,584

180,350

17.9


811,067

719,597

12.7









SALES BY TYPE








  Cars

78,513

64,789

21.2


289,949

257,814

12.5

  Utilities

59,089

50,724

16.5


237,561

201,139

18.1

  Trucks

74,982

64,837

15.6


283,557

260,644

8.8

    Total Vehicles

212,584

180,350

17.9


811,067

719,597

12.7









FORD BRAND








Fiesta

6,080

5,135

18.4


22,108

20,657

7.0

Focus

22,557

19,425

16.1


84,455

85,468

-1.2

C-MAX

3,608

0

NA


13,285

0

NA

Fusion

26,722

21,610

23.7


107,280

85,559

25.4

Taurus

5,887

6,664

-11.7


22,871

21,535

6.2

Police Interceptor Sedan

1,166

547

113.2


3,624

575

530.3

Mustang

7,751

7,801

-0.6


25,071

27,934

-10.2

Crown Victoria

0

372

-100.0


0

2,044

-100.0

  Ford Cars

73,771

61,554

19.8


278,694

243,772

14.3









Escape

25,826

16,986

52.0


98,809

75,590

30.7

Edge

10,357

10,520

-1.5


41,891

43,428

-3.5

Flex

1,808

2,724

-33.6


7,252

9,531

-23.9

Explorer

14,204

13,419

5.8


62,853

47,037

33.6

Police Interceptor Utility

1,236

667

85.3


3,784

694

445.2

Expedition

2,785

3,335

-16.5


10,713

11,757

-8.9

  Ford Utilities

56,216

47,651

18.0


225,302

188,037

19.8









F-Series

59,030

47,453

24.4


227,873

191,280

19.1

Ranger

0

1,990

-100.0


0

15,919

-100.0

E-Series

12,573

11,810

6.5


40,212

41,004

-1.9

Transit Connect

2,779

2,892

-3.9


13,205

10,324

27.9

Heavy Trucks

600

692

-13.3


2,267

2,117

7.1

  Ford Trucks

74,982

64,837

15.6


283,557

260,644

8.8









  Ford Brand

204,969

174,042

17.8


787,553

692,453

13.7


























April

%


Year-To-Date

%


2013

2012

Change


2013

2012

Change

LINCOLN BRAND








MKZ

4,012

1,863

115.4


7,770

8,944

-13.1

MKS

730

1,298

-43.8


3,485

4,585

-24.0

Town Car

0

74

-100.0


0

513

-100.0

Lincoln Cars

4,742

3,235

46.6


11,255

14,042

-19.8









MKX

1,740

1,882

-7.5


7,806

8,309

-6.1

MKT

453

654

-30.7


1,946

2,139

-9.0

Navigator

680

537

26.6


2,507

2,654

-5.5

Lincoln Utilities

2,873

3,073

-6.5


12,259

13,102

-6.4









  Lincoln Brand

7,615

6,308

20.7


23,514

27,144

-13.4

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