Ford Crossovers Soar Again in September; Overall Monthly Vehicle Sales Decline -- Sales of Ford's all-new and redesigned crossovers spiked 96 percent in

September; year-to-date sales were up 52 percent. Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX

post highest retail sales to date.

-- Overall sales totaled 189,863, down 21 percent compared with a year ago;

daily rental sales were down 62 percent and sales to individual retail

customers were down 15 percent.

-- Lincoln registers 12th month in a row of higher retail sales; total

Lincoln sales up 33 percent (retail up 40 percent) in September and 15

percent (retail up 17 percent) year-to-date.

-- Land Rover dealers report record sales of 4,190, up 21 percent,

reflecting all-new LR2.



    DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Demand continues to
 grow for Ford Motor Company's all-new and redesigned crossover vehicles,
 even as overall sales declined in September.
     Total September sales were 189,863, down 21 percent compared with a
 year ago. Sales to daily rental companies were down 62 percent and sales to
 individual retail customers were down 15 percent.
     Ford, Lincoln and Mercury's all-new and redesigned crossover utility
 sales were up 96 percent in September and up 52 percent year-to-date - the
 largest increase of any major manufacturer.
     "We continue to be encouraged by customers' strong response to our new
 products, which we're launching with high quality," said Mark Fields,
 president, The Americas. "Demand for our new crossovers continues to grow
 and contributes to our efforts to stabilize U.S. retail market share."
     In September, Ford Edge sales were 11,632 and Lincoln MKX sales were
 3,805. Both new crossovers achieved their highest retail sales month to
 date. The Edge and Lincoln MKX were introduced in December 2006 and already
 are among the best sellers in the mid-size and premium CUV segments.
     Sales for the redesigned 2008 model Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner
 crossovers were higher in September. Escape sales were 11,132, up 10
 percent, and Mariner sales were 2,699, up 4 percent.
     The Lincoln brand posted its 12th month in a row of higher retail
 sales. In September, total Lincoln sales were up 33 percent (retail up 40
 percent). Year-to-date, total Lincoln sales were up 15 percent (retail up
 17 percent). Lincoln's rebound reflects the new Lincoln MKX crossover, the
 new Lincoln MKZ sedan (up 25 percent in September) and the redesigned
 Navigator (up 38 percent in September).
     "We're building a strong foundation for future growth at Lincoln," said
 Fields. "This is the early phase of an aggressive plan to restore Lincoln
 as America's choice for luxury vehicles."
     Land Rover's September sales were 4,190, up 21 percent, reflecting the
 addition of the all-new LR2 crossover. Land Rover sales were up 8 percent
 year-to-date.
     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 (NYSE:   F), a global automotive industry leader based
 in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles in 200 markets
 across six continents. With about 260,000 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.fordvehicles.com.
     FORD MOTOR COMPANY SEPTEMBER 2007 U.S. SALES
 
 
                       September Month      %      September CYTD      %
                      -----------------         -------------------
                       2007       2006   Change    2007     2006    Change
                      -------   -------  ------ --------- --------- -------
     Sales By Brand
       Ford           155,037   204,070   -24.0 1,620,925 1,911,193   -15.2
       Mercury         11,403    13,117   -13.1   129,743   146,418   -11.4
       Lincoln          9,764     7,362    32.6   102,449    89,494    14.5
       Jaguar           1,061     1,158    -8.4    12,017    16,508   -27.2
       Volvo            8,408     9,672   -13.1    80,884    89,669    -9.8
       Land Rover       4,190     3,469    20.8    36,074    33,527     7.6
                      -------   -------         --------- ---------
         Total Ford
          Motor
          Company     189,863   238,848   -20.5 1,982,092 2,286,809   -13.3
 
     Memo: Cars
      and Trucks
       Cars            56,267    92,111   -38.9   648,441   879,241   -26.2
       Trucks         133,596   146,737    -9.0 1,333,651 1,407,568    -5.3
                      -------   -------         --------- ---------
         Total Ford
          Motor
          Company     189,863   238,848   -20.5 1,982,092 2,286,809   -13.3
 
 
 
                      FORD BRAND SEPTEMBER 2007 U.S. SALES
 
                         September Month    %      September CYTD      %
                      -----------------         -------------------
                         2007     2006   Change    2007     2006    Change
                      -------   -------  ------ --------- --------- -------
 
     Crown Victoria     3,520     4,150   -15.2    46,188    50,792    -9.1
     Taurus (New)       3,562         0      NA    17,912         0      NA
     Five Hundred         668     6,054   -89.0    34,602    68,082   -49.2
     Fusion            11,966    10,917     9.6   112,519   111,086     1.3
     Focus              9,885    14,160   -30.2   133,043   140,830    -5.5
     Mustang           10,266    14,341   -28.4   109,803   133,269   -17.6
     Taurus (Old)           0    22,811  -100.0         0   147,996  -100.0
     Thunderbird            0         0      NA         0       469  -100.0
     GT                     0       133  -100.0       231     1,498   -84.6
                      -------   -------         --------- ---------
       Total Ford Cars 39,867    72,566   -45.1   454,298   654,022   -30.5
 
     Escape            11,132    10,095    10.3   127,737   123,063     3.8
     Edge              11,632         0      NA    89,676         0      NA
     Taurus X           2,517         0      NA     7,097         0      NA
     Freestyle            548     3,801   -85.6    23,314    49,275   -52.7
     Explorer          10,690    15,701   -31.9   108,535   143,270   -24.2
     Expedition         5,827     6,374    -8.6    71,213    60,206    18.3
     Excursion              0         0      NA         0       965  -100.0
     Freestar               0     2,576  -100.0     2,390    44,829   -94.7
     Econoline/Club
      Wagon            11,897    13,562   -12.3   130,763   133,391    -2.0
     Ranger             4,019     7,057   -43.0    57,434    72,179   -20.4
     F-Series          56,065    70,822   -20.8   537,211   616,785   -12.9
     Low Cab Forward      143       332   -56.9     2,257     2,805   -19.5
     Heavy Trucks         700     1,184   -40.9     9,000    10,403   -13.5
                      -------   -------         --------- ---------
       Total Ford
        Trucks        115,170   131,504   -12.4 1,166,627 1,257,171    -7.2
                      -------   -------         --------- ---------
       Total Ford
        Brand         155,037   204,070   -24.0 1,620,925 1,911,193   -15.2
 
 
                LINCOLN AND MERCURY BRAND SEPTEMBER 2007 U.S. SALES
 
                        September Month    %      September CYTD       %
                      -----------------         -------------------
                         2007     2006   Change    2007     2006     Change
                      -------   -------  ------ --------- --------- -------
 
     Grand Marquis      2,737     2,776    -1.4    38,280    46,159   -17.1
     Sable (New)        1,551         0      NA     6,222         0      NA
     Montego              300     1,907   -84.3    10,443    18,151   -42.5
     Milan              2,557     3,226   -20.7    27,641    28,334    -2.4
                      -------   -------         --------- ---------
       Total Mercury
        Cars            7,145     7,909    -9.7    82,586    92,644   -10.9
 
     Town Car             611     2,220   -72.5    25,580    29,209   -12.4
     LS                     0       446  -100.0         0     8,368  -100.0
     MKZ                2,589     2,065    25.4    25,537    24,003     6.4
                      -------   -------         --------- ---------
       Total Lincoln
        Cars            3,200     4,731   -32.4    51,117    61,580   -17.0
                      -------   -------         --------- ---------
       Total Mercury
        and Lincoln
        Cars           10,345    12,640   -18.2   133,703   154,224   -13.3
 
     Mariner            2,699     2,602     3.7    27,850    26,454     5.3
     Mountaineer        1,559     2,136   -27.0    18,607    23,539   -21.0
     Monterey               0       470  -100.0       700     3,781   -81.5
                      -------   -------         --------- ---------
       Total Mercury
        Trucks          4,258     5,208   -18.2    47,157    53,774   -12.3
 
     MKX                3,805         0      NA    26,950         0      NA
     Navigator          1,964     1,428    37.5    17,729    16,481     7.6
     Aviator                0         0      NA         0     1,711  -100.0
     Mark LT              795     1,203   -33.9     6,653     9,722   -31.6
                      -------   -------         --------- ---------
       Total Lincoln
        Trucks          6,564     2,631   149.5    51,332    27,914    83.9
                      -------   -------         --------- ---------
       Total Mercury
        and Lincoln
        Trucks         10,822     7,839    38.1    98,489    81,688    20.6
                      -------   -------         --------- ---------
       Total Mercury
        and Lincoln
        Vehicles       21,167    20,479     3.4   232,192   235,912    -1.6
 
     Total Lincoln
      Brand             9,764     7,362    32.6   102,449    89,494    14.5
     Total Mercury
      Brand            11,403    13,117   -13.1   129,743   146,418   -11.4
 
 
 
                       JAGUAR BRAND SEPTEMBER 2007 U.S. SALES
 
                         September Month   %        September CYTD     %
                      -----------------         -------------------
                         2007      2006  Change     2007     2006    Change
                      -------   -------  ------ --------- --------- -------
 
     XJ                   407        33  1133.3     3,308     3,781   -12.5
     S-TYPE               239       402   -40.5     2,812     5,021   -44.0
     X-TYPE               197       412   -52.2     2,403     4,352   -44.8
     XK                   218       311   -29.9     3,494     3,354     4.2
                      -------   -------         --------- ---------
       Total Jaguar     1,061     1,158    -8.4    12,017    16,508   -27.2
 
 
                       VOLVO BRAND SEPTEMBER 2007 U.S. SALES
 
                         September Month     %       September CYTD     %
                      -----------------         -------------------
                         2007      2006    Change    2007     2006    Change
                      -------   -------  ------ --------- --------- -------
 
     C30                  811         0      NA      862         0      NA
     S40                1,132     2,417   -53.2    14,645    18,627   -21.4
     V50                  224       405   -44.7     2,185     3,165   -31.0
     S60                  826     1,898   -56.5    14,355    20,386   -29.6
     V70                  372       512   -27.3     2,884     4,613   -37.5
     XC70                 954     1,380   -30.9     8,990    10,448   -14.0
     C70                  321       385   -16.6     3,534     2,552    38.5
     S80                1,308       130   906.2     9,958     5,144    93.6
     XC90               2,460     2,545    -3.3    23,471    24,734    -5.1
                      -------   -------         --------- ---------
       Total Volvo      8,408     9,672   -13.1    80,884    89,669    -9.8
 
 
                     LAND ROVER BRAND SEPTEMBER 2007 U.S. SALES
 
                         September Month     %       September CYTD     %
                      -----------------         -------------------
                         2007      2006    Change    2007     2006    Change
                      -------   -------  ------ --------- --------- -------
 
     Range Rover        1,067       909    17.4     8,889     8,421     5.6
     Range Rover Sport  1,470     1,381     6.4    12,214    12,640    -3.4
     LR3                  737     1,175   -37.3     8,658    12,425   -30.3
     LR2                  916         0      NA     6,312         0      NA
     Discovery              0         0      NA         0         1      NA
     Freelander             0         4  -100.0         1        40   -97.5
                      -------   -------         --------- ---------
       Total Land Rover 4,190     3,469    20.8    36,074    33,527     7.6
 
 

SOURCE Ford Motor Company
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