Best Ford May Retail Sales in 10 Years Nets Records for Fusion, Escape, Lincoln MKZ; Best Explorer Sales Since July 2005


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Ford Fusion and Ford Escape establish best-ever monthly sales records Ford Explorer, America’s best-selling midsize utility, has its best sales month since 2005 Lincoln MKZ sets a new sales record for May; all-new Lincoln MKC now on sale Total May U.S. sales up 3 percent with 254,084 vehicles sold; retail sales up 6 percent with 174,889 vehicles sold

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DEARBORN, MI--June 3, 2014: Ford Motor Company U.S. sales totaled 254,084 vehicles in May, up 3 percent from a year ago. Retail sales set several model records with 174,889 vehicles sold – an increase of 6 percent.

“Explorer continued to gain ground in the midsize utility segment with its best monthly sales performance in nearly 10 years, while Lincoln MKZ saw its best May ever.”

“Fusion and Escape had their best months ever, which helped us to our strongest May result since May 2004,” said John Felice, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “Explorer continued to gain ground in the midsize utility segment with its best monthly sales performance in nearly 10 years, while Lincoln MKZ saw its best May ever.”

Ford Fusion set an all-time monthly record in May with sales of 33,881 vehicles. The West region of the U.S. continues to push Fusion sales higher, with a 42 percent increase – making it Fusion’s best-ever retail month for the region.

With 31,896 vehicle sales, Ford Escape also posts an all-time record, topping the 30,000-vehicle mark for the first time ever. Ford Explorer sales in May topped the 20,000-vehicle mark for the first time since July 2005 with sales of 20,346 vehicles, a 21 percent increase from last year. Escape and Explorer sales of 52,242 vehicles helped increase total utility vehicle sales by 9 percent – the best May performance since July 2005.

Lincoln sales are up 21 percent for May, with 8,845 vehicles sold. MKZ had its best May sales performance ever, breaking last year’s record with 3,714 cars sold. The all-new Lincoln MKC is now on sale – with 677 MKC vehicles sold during the final weekend of May.

FORD MOTOR COMPANY MAY 2014 U.S. SALES

May

%

Year-To-Date

%

2014

2013

Change

2014

2013

Change

SALES BY BRAND
Ford 245,239 239,280 2.5 1,010,717 1,026,833 -1.6
Lincoln

8,845

7,305

21.1

37,251

30,819

20.9
Total Vehicles 254,084 246,585 3.0 1,047,968 1,057,652 -0.9
SALES BY TYPE
Cars 88,926 87,428 1.7 356,776 377,377 -5.5
Utilities 77,409 70,707 9.5 311,579 308,268 1.1
Trucks

87,749

88,450

-0.8

379,613

372,007

2.0
Total Vehicles 254,084 246,585 3.0 1,047,968 1,057,652 -0.9
FORD BRAND
Fiesta 7,209 6,693 7.7 28,631 28,801 -0.6
Focus 23,683 27,186 -12.9 94,690 111,641 -15.2
C-MAX 2,833 3,711 -23.7 10,510 16,996 -38.2
Fusion 33,881 29,553 14.6 137,894 136,833 0.8
Taurus 6,020 6,515 -7.6 24,054 29,386 -18.1
Police Interceptor Sedan 974 762 27.8 4,325 4,386 -1.4
Mustang

9,761

8,797

11.0

36,600

33,868

8.1
Ford Cars 84,361 83,217 1.4 336,704 361,911 -7.0
Escape 31,896 29,123 9.5 127,780 127,932 -0.1
Edge 10,756 13,501 -20.3 51,368 55,392 -7.3
Flex 2,829 3,163 -10.6 10,604 10,415 1.8
Explorer 20,346 16,861 20.7 79,343 79,714 -0.5
Police Interceptor Utility 2,277 1,148 98.3 7,827 4,932 58.7
Expedition

5,025

3,817

31.6

17,478

14,530

20.3
Ford Utilities 73,129 67,613 8.2 294,400 292,915 0.5
F-Series 68,520 71,604 -4.3 305,265 299,477 1.9
E-Series 14,269 12,571 13.5 55,115 52,783 4.4
Transit Connect 4,222 3,709 13.8 15,226 16,914 -10.0
Heavy Trucks

738

566

30.4

4,007

2,833

41.4
Ford Trucks

87,749

88,450

-0.8

379,613

372,007

2.0
Ford Brand 245,239 239,280 2.5 1,010,717 1,026,833 -1.6

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