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Ford Crossovers Stayed Hot in January 2008


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DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 1 -- Demand for Ford's crossovers remained strong in January. Sales for the Ford Edge were 95 percent higher than a year ago and the Lincoln MKX was up 78 percent.

Retail demand for Ford, Lincoln and Mercury cars also was strong in January, especially for the new Focus. Sales for the Focus were up 44 percent compared with a year ago, with retail sales up 33 percent. Combined retail sales for the Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, and Lincoln MKZ also were higher than a year ago.

"We're very pleased with this result," said Jim Farley, Ford's group vice president, Marketing and Communications. "Our dealers really delivered this month, despite a challenging economic and competitive environment.

"It's not going to get any easier - at least for awhile," said Farley. "Recent monetary actions and the proposed stimulus package may help the economy later this year, but we're not pinning our hopes on that. Our plan is based on restructuring our business to be profitable at lower demand and changed mix while also accelerating the development of new products people want to buy."

The next wave of new Ford products will arrive this summer - the distinctively designed Ford Flex crossover and the elegant Lincoln MKS sedan. A new Ford F-150 pickup truck will debut later in the fall.

Ford, Lincoln and Mercury sales totaled 148,355, down 4 percent compared with a year ago.

Total Ford Motor Company sales, including Jaguar, Land Rover, and Volvo, were 159,914, down 4 percent.

Note: The sales data included in this release and the accompanying tables are based largely on data reported by dealers representing their sales to retail and fleet customers.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company , a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles in 200 markets across six continents. With about 245,000 employees and about 100 plants worldwide, the company's core and affiliated automotive brands include Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mercury, Volvo and Mazda. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit www.ford.com.

                  FORD MOTOR COMPANY JANUARY 2008 U.S. SALES
                  ------------------------------------------

                             January         %       Year-To-Date      %
                             -------                 ------------
                          2008     2007    Change   2008     2007    Change
                          ----     ----    ------   ----     ----    ------
  Sales By Brand
     Ford                131,074  132,006    -0.7  131,074  132,006    -0.7
     Mercury               9,296   12,604   -26.2    9,296   12,604   -26.2
     Lincoln               7,985    9,594   -16.8    7,985    9,594   -16.8
                         -------  -------          -------  -------
       Total Ford,
        Lincoln and
        Mercury          148,355  154,204    -3.8  148,355  154,204    -3.8

     Jaguar                  664    1,390   -52.2      664    1,390   -52.2
     Land Rover            2,859    3,433   -16.7    2,859    3,433   -16.7
     Volvo                 8,036    7,808     2.9    8,036    7,808     2.9
                         -------  -------          -------  -------
        Total Ford Motor
         Company         159,914  166,835    -4.1  159,914  166,835    -4.1

  Memo: Cars and Trucks
     Cars                 50,076   55,842   -10.3   50,076   55,842   -10.3
     Trucks              109,838  110,993    -1.0  109,838  110,993    -1.0
                         -------  -------          -------  -------
        Total Ford Motor
         Company         159,914  166,835    -4.1  159,914  166,835    -4.1

                      FORD BRAND JANUARY 2008 U.S. SALES
                      ----------------------------------

                             January         %       Year-To-Date      %
                             -------                 ------------
                          2008     2007   Change    2008     2007   Change
                          ----     ----   ------    ----     ----   ------

  Crown Victoria           4,431    5,424   -18.3    4,431    5,424   -18.3
  Taurus                   4,180    3,526    18.5    4,180    3,526    18.5
  Fusion                   9,183   10,529   -12.8    9,183   10,529   -12.8
  Focus                   11,600    8,035    44.4   11,600    8,035    44.4
  Mustang                  6,545    9,064   -27.8    6,545    9,064   -27.8
  GT                           0       62  -100.0        0       62  -100.0
                         -------  -------          -------  -------
    Total Ford Cars       35,939   36,640    -1.9   35,939   36,640    -1.9

  Escape                  11,191    8,408    33.1   11,191    8,408    33.1
  Edge                    10,888    5,586    94.9   10,888    5,586    94.9
  Taurus X                 2,234    2,011    11.1    2,234    2,011    11.1
  Explorer                 7,217    8,876   -18.7    7,217    8,876   -18.7
  Expedition               4,963    6,143   -19.2    4,963    6,143   -19.2
  Freestar                     0    1,072  -100.0        0    1,072  -100.0
  Econoline/Club Wagon    11,333   12,521    -9.5   11,333   12,521    -9.5
  Ranger                   5,546    4,652    19.2    5,546    4,652    19.2
  F-Series                41,125   44,919    -8.4   41,125   44,919    -8.4
  Low Cab Forward             79      220   -64.1       79      220   -64.1
  Heavy Trucks               559      958   -41.6      559      958   -41.6
                         -------  -------          -------  -------
    Total Ford Trucks     95,135   95,366    -0.2   95,135   95,366    -0.2
                         -------  -------          -------  -------

    Total Ford Brand     131,074  132,006    -0.7  131,074  132,006    -0.7

            LINCOLN AND MERCURY BRAND JANUARY 2008 U.S. SALES
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                             January         %       Year-To-Date      %
                             -------                 ------------
                           2008     2007   Change    2008     2007   Change
                           ----     ----   ------    ----     ----   ------

  Grand Marquis            1,963    4,053   -51.6    1,963    4,053   -51.6
  Sable                      986    1,190   -17.1      986    1,190   -17.1
  Milan                    2,453    2,662    -7.9    2,453    2,662    -7.9
                           -----    -----            -----    -----
    Total Mercury Cars     5,402    7,905   -31.7    5,402    7,905   -31.7

  MKZ                      2,712    2,209    22.8    2,712    2,209    22.8
  Town Car                   206    3,124   -93.4      206    3,124   -93.4
                           -----    -----            -----    -----
    Total Lincoln Cars     2,918    5,333   -45.3    2,918    5,333   -45.3
                           -----    -----            -----    -----

    Total Mercury
     and Lincoln Cars      8,320   13,238   -37.2    8,320   13,238   -37.2

  Mariner                  2,341    2,633   -11.1    2,341    2,633   -11.1
  Mountaineer              1,553    1,891   -17.9    1,553    1,891   -17.9
  Monterey                     0      175  -100.0        0      175  -100.0
                           -----    -----            -----    -----
    Total Mercury Trucks   3,894    4,699   -17.1    3,894    4,699   -17.1

  MKX                      3,026    1,699    78.1    3,026    1,699    78.1
  Navigator                1,665    1,788    -6.9    1,665    1,788    -6.9
  Mark LT                    376      774   -51.4      376      774   -51.4
                           -----    -----            -----    -----
    Total Lincoln Trucks   5,067    4,261    18.9    5,067    4,261    18.9
                           -----    -----            -----    -----

    Total Mercury
      and Lincoln Trucks   8,961    8,960     0.0    8,961    8,960     0.0
                           -----    -----            -----    -----

    Total Mercury
      and Lincoln
       Vehicles           17,281   22,198   -22.2   17,281   22,198   -22.2

  Total Lincoln Brand      7,985    9,594   -16.8    7,985    9,594   -16.8
  Total Mercury Brand      9,296   12,604   -26.2    9,296   12,604   -26.2

                 JAGUAR BRAND JANUARY 2008 U.S. SALES
                 ------------------------------------

                             January         %       Year-To-Date      %
                             -------                 ------------
                            2008     2007  Change     2008     2007  Change
                            ----     ----  ------     ----     ----  ------

  XJ                         202      384   -47.4      202      384   -47.4
  S-TYPE                     113      310   -63.5      113      310   -63.5
  X-TYPE                      99      269   -63.2       99      269   -63.2
  XK                         250      427   -41.5      250      427   -41.5
                           -----    -----            -----    -----
    Total Jaguar             664    1,390   -52.2      664    1,390   -52.2

                       VOLVO BRAND JANUARY 2008 U.S. SALES
                       -----------------------------------

                             January         %       Year-To-Date      %
                             -------                 -------------
                           2008     2007   Change    2008     2007   Change
                           ----     ----   ------    ----     ----   ------
  C30                        351        0      NA      351        0      NA
  S40                      1,519    1,371    10.8    1,519    1,371    10.8
  V50                        163      195   -16.4      163      195   -16.4
  S60                      1,713    1,235    38.7    1,713    1,235    38.7
  V70                        167      257   -35.0      167      257   -35.0
  XC70                       965      855    12.9      965      855    12.9
  C70                        375      385    -2.6      375      385    -2.6
  S80                        865    1,131   -23.5      865    1,131   -23.5
  XC90                     1,918    2,379   -19.4    1,918    2,379   -19.4
                           ----     -----            -----    -----
    Total Volvo            8,036    7,808     2.9    8,036    7,808     2.9

                   LAND ROVER BRAND JANUARY 2008 U.S. SALES

                             January         %       Year-To-Date      %
                             -------                 ------------
                           2008     2007   Change    2008     2007   Change
                           ----     ----   ------    ----     ----

  Range Rover                776      930   -16.6      776      930   -16.6
  Range Rover Sport        1,030    1,263   -18.4    1,030    1,263   -18.4
  LR3                        379    1,239   -69.4      379    1,239   -69.4
  LR2                        674        0      NA      674        0      NA
  Freelander                   0        1  -100.0        0        1  -100.0
                           -----    -----            -----    -----
    Total Land Rover       2,859    3,433   -16.7    2,859    3,433   -16.7