C-MAX Lineup Success Helps Drive Ford's Small Car Sales to 12-Year High; F-Series Marks Best November Since 2005

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Ford U.S. November small car sales total 26,848 vehicles – a 76 percent increase compared with last year and the company's strongest November small car sales in 12 years
  • C-MAX Hybrids  sales gain momentum with 4,848 vehicles in November, a 52 percent increase compared with October; Ford posts best-ever month for electrified vehicle sales
  • F-Series has its 16th consecutive year-over-year monthly sales increase and fourth month in a row with more than 50,000 sales; this marks F-Series' best November sales since 2005, with 56,299 pickups sold – an 18 percent increase
  • Ford Motor Company U.S. sales total 177,673 vehicles in November, up 6 percent from a year ago; retail sales up 12 percent compared with last year
  • Ford announces 2013 first-quarter production of 750,000 vehicles; up 11 percent from the prior year

November brought growth throughout Ford's product portfolio in the U.S., with car sales up 15 percent, utilities up 2 percent and trucks up 4 percent.  

"November represented a strong month for the industry, and Ford sales performed well across the board," said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "We saw sharp increases in demand for Ford's fuel-efficient small cars, our best-ever month for electrified vehicles and growing demand for our fuel-efficient and capable F-Series pickups."

Ford had its best small car November sales month since 2000, with Focus, the all-new C-MAX Hybrids and Fiesta sales totaling 26,848 vehicles – a 76 percent increase over last year. Focus sales were up 56 percent versus year-ago levels, while the all-new C-MAX Hybrid lineup gained 52 percent versus October, when the C-MAX Energi went on sale.

The Ford F-Series, America's best-selling vehicle, posted an 18 percent increase, with 56,299 vehicles sold in November. This represents F-Series' best November since 2005 and 16 straight months of year-over-year sales increases.  

Ford's total November sales of 177,673 vehicles increased 6 percent versus last year, with retail sales up 12 percent.

Ford also announced its 2013 first-quarter North American production plan. The company plans to build 750,000 vehicles in the first quarter, up 11 percent (73,000 vehicles) from 2012's first quarter. Fourth quarter production of 725,000 vehicles is unchanged from previous guidance.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 172,000 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 NOVEMBER 2012 U.S. SALES










November

%


Year-To-Date

%


2012

2011

Change


2012

2011

Change

SALES BY BRAND








  Ford

171,941

160,560

7.1


1,961,177

1,861,178

5.4

  Lincoln

5,732

6,305

-9.1


74,766

77,240

-3.2

  Mercury

0

0

NA


0

248

-100.0

    Total Vehicles

177,673

166,865

6.5


2,035,943

1,938,666

5.0









SALES BY TYPE








  Cars

55,661

48,322

15.2


692,818

667,286

3.8

  Utilities

53,851

52,811

2.0


599,648

553,811

8.3

  Trucks

68,161

65,732

3.7


743,477

717,569

3.6

    Total Vehicles

177,673

166,865

6.5


2,035,943

1,938,666

5.0









FORD BRAND








Fiesta

3,688

3,552

3.8


51,163

64,901

-21.2

Focus

18,312

11,735

56.0


223,318

161,436

38.3

C-MAX

4,848

0

NA


8,999

0

NA

Fusion

15,125

19,912

-24.0


221,980

226,445

-2.0

Taurus

5,142

4,900

4.9


59,907

57,876

3.5

Police Interceptor Sedan

592

0

NA


7,564

0

NA

Mustang

5,309

3,865

37.4


77,458

65,381

18.5

Crown Victoria

233

1,013

-77.0


3,883

45,932

-91.5

  Ford Cars

53,249

44,977

18.4


654,272

621,971

5.2









Escape

20,970

21,823

-3.9


240,877

228,719

5.3

Edge

10,142

9,685

4.7


115,535

109,625

5.4

Flex

1,648

2,163

-23.8


26,052

25,175

3.5

Explorer

14,456

12,888

12.2


141,649

121,832

16.3

Police Interceptor Utility

484

0

NA


5,314

0

NA

Expedition

2,831

3,292

-14.0


34,001

36,287

-6.3

  Ford Utilities

50,531

49,851

1.4


563,428

521,638

8.0









F-Series

56,299

47,740

17.9


576,529

516,639

11.6

Ranger

28

7,056

-99.6


19,248

64,114

-70.0

E-Series

8,400

7,795

7.8


110,424

103,800

6.4

Transit Connect

2,853

2,717

5.0


31,440

28,004

12.3

Heavy Trucks

581

424

37.0


5,836

5,012

16.4

  Ford Trucks

68,161

65,732

3.7


743,477

717,569

3.6









  Ford Brand

171,941

160,560

7.1


1,961,177

1,861,178

5.4


























November

%


Year-To-Date

%


2012

2011

Change


2012

2011

Change

LINCOLN BRAND








MKZ

1,335

2,083

-35.9


26,423

25,094

5.3

MKS

1,065

1,017

4.7


11,174

10,841

3.1

Town Car

12

245

-95.1


949

9,132

-89.6

MKX

2,108

1,983

6.3


22,490

20,714

8.6

MKT

537

324

65.7


6,441

4,450

44.7

Navigator

675

653

3.4


7,289

7,009

4.0









  Lincoln Brand

5,732

6,305

-9.1


74,766

77,240

-3.2









MERCURY BRAND








Milan

0

0

NA


0

0

NA

Grand Marquis

0

0

NA


0

248

-100.0

Sable

0

0

NA


0

0

NA

Mariner

0

0

NA


0

0

NA

Mountaineer

0

0

NA


0

0

NA









  Mercury Brand

0

0

NA


0

248

-100.0

SOURCE Ford Motor Company



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