Ford Motor Company U.S. Sales Up 14 Percent; Ford Fusion, Escape and new Lincoln MKZ Continue Record-Setting Pace


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DEARBORN, MI--June 3, 2013:

  • Ford Motor Company's May U.S. sales up 14 percent compared with a year ago; best May sales since 2006 with retail sales up 17 percent
  • Escape delivers best month ever -- sales up 26 percent year over year; Fusion sales up 10 percent -- Fusion's best-ever May; both achieve monthly sales records for four straight months
  • F-Series, America's best-selling pickup for 36 years, posts a 31 percent increase -- best May sales since 2005 and first time F-Series breaks the 70,000 mark since March 2007
  • Lincoln MKZ delivers its best-ever May sales performance
  • Ford announces 2013 third-quarter production of 740,000 vehicles, up 10 percent from the prior year

Ford Motor Company's U.S. sales grew 14 percent in May, with cars up 9 percent, utilities up 15 percent and trucks up 18 percent. Retail sales increased 17 percent, marking the best May retail sales results since 2005.

"Our fuel-efficient Fusion and Escape have set monthly sales records for four straight months," said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "F-Series sales -- fueled by construction growth and pent-up demand -- reached their highest level in more than six years."

Fusion posted its best-ever May sales of 29,553 vehicles -- with its strongest areas of sales growth in the western and southeastern areas of the U.S.

The fuel-efficient Escape small utility posted its best-ever sales month since being introduced 13 years ago -- a 26 percent increase with 29,123 vehicles sold last month.

America's best-selling pickup, the F-Series had its strongest May sales result since 2005.
F-Series' 71,604 sales in May represented a 31 percent increase versus last year and its 22nd straight monthly sales increase.

In May, Lincoln MKZ sales increased 42 percent versus last year. This represents MKZ's best-ever May sales, building on MKZ's best-ever sales month in April.

In addition, Ford announces its 2013 third-quarter North American production. The company plans to build 740,000 vehicles in the third quarter, up 10 percent from the 673,000 vehicles produced in the third quarter of 2012.

The third quarter plan includes the company's recent announcement to add 40,000 vehicles from a reduced July summer shutdown and the addition of 200,000 units of annualized straight-time capacity starting in the fall of this year.

Second quarter production of 800,000 vehicles is unchanged from previous guidance.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company , a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 175,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding the company and Ford products, please visit www.corporate.ford.com .









FORD MOTOR COMPANY MAY 2013 U.S. SALES










May

%


Year-To-Date

%


2013

2012

Change


2013

2012

Change

SALES BY BRAND








Ford

239,280

208,993

14.5


1,026,833

901,446

13.9

Lincoln

7,305

7,274

0.4


30,819

34,418

-10.5

Total Vehicles

246,585

216,267

14.0


1,057,652

935,864

13.0









SALES BY TYPE








Cars

87,428

79,888

9.4


377,377

337,702

11.7

Utilities

70,707

61,271

15.4


308,268

262,410

17.5

Trucks

88,450

75,108

17.8


372,007

335,752

10.8

Total Vehicles

246,585

216,267

14.0


1,057,652

935,864

13.0









FORD BRAND








Fiesta

6,693

6,080

10.1


28,801

26,737

7.7

Focus

27,186

24,769

9.8


111,641

110,237

1.3

C-MAX

3,711

0

NA


16,996

0

NA

Fusion

29,553

26,857

10.0


136,833

112,416

21.7

Taurus

6,515

6,844

-4.8


29,386

28,379

3.5

Police Interceptor Sedan

762

939

-18.8


4,386

1,514

189.7

Mustang

8,797

10,427

-15.6


33,868

38,361

-11.7

Crown Victoria

0

292

-100.0


0

2,336

-100.0

Ford Cars

83,217

76,208

9.2


361,911

319,980

13.1









Escape

29,123

23,077

26.2


127,932

98,667

29.7

Edge

13,501

11,749

14.9


55,392

55,177

0.4

Flex

3,163

3,818

-17.2


10,415

13,349

-22.0

Explorer

16,861

14,662

15.0


79,714

61,699

29.2

Police Interceptor Utility

1,148

876

31.1


4,932

1,570

214.1

Expedition

3,817

3,495

9.2


14,530

15,252

-4.7

Ford Utilities

67,613

57,677

17.2


292,915

245,714

19.2









F-Series

71,604

54,836

30.6


299,477

246,116

21.7

Ranger

0

1,607

-100.0


0

17,526

-100.0

E-Series

12,571

14,160

-11.2


52,783

55,164

-4.3

Transit Connect

3,709

3,937

-5.8


16,914

14,261

18.6

Heavy Trucks

566

568

-0.4


2,833

2,685

5.5

Ford Trucks

88,450

75,108

17.8


372,007

335,752

10.8









Ford Brand

239,280

208,993

14.5


1,026,833

901,446

13.9


























May

%


Year-To-Date

%


2013

2012

Change


2013

2012

Change

LINCOLN BRAND








MKZ

3,490

2,458

42.0


11,260

11,402

-1.2

MKS

721

1,128

-36.1


4,206

5,713

-26.4

Town Car

0

94

-100.0


0

607

-100.0

Lincoln Cars

4,211

3,680

14.4


15,466

17,722

-12.7









MKX

1,831

2,197

-16.7


9,637

10,506

-8.3

MKT

621

812

-23.5


2,567

2,951

-13.0

Navigator

642

585

9.7


3,149

3,239

-2.8

Lincoln Utilities

3,094

3,594

-13.9


15,353

16,696

-8.0









Lincoln Brand

7,305

7,274

0.4


30,819

34,418

-10.5









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