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Ford Fusion Achieves Best-Ever July Sales, Explorer Best July Sales in Six Years, F-Series gains for 12th straight month

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 

  • Ford Fusion sales increase 21 percent – the best July ever – with 23,326 vehicles sold
  • Explorer posts best July sales since 2006 with 11,313 vehicles sold
  • F-Series sales total 49,314 vehicles, marking 12 straight months of monthly sales gains
  • Ford Motor Company's July U.S. sales totaled 173,966 – a 4 percent decline due to lower fleet sales; July retail sales grow 2 percent compared with last year

Ford Motor Company's (NYSE: F) U.S. retail sales increased 2 percent in July versus year-ago levels, driven by strong retail customer demand for fuel-efficient vehicles.

"Fuel economy continues to be a top consumer purchase driver across our lineup," said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "Ford's fuel-efficient F-150 EcoBoost is a favorite among truck buyers returning to the market as new home construction picks up. Cars featuring strong fuel economy are in demand, as well, particularly Fusion with its fifth straight monthly sales record. Fusion's strength positions us well for the fall arrival of the all-new Fusion featuring EcoBoost engines, a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid."

Fusion exceeded its best-ever July sales record last month, with 23,326 vehicles sold. Mustang sales increased 8 percent versus last year, with 7,371 vehicles sold, representing its third straight month of sales gains since 2013 models started arriving in dealerships.

Explorer sales totaled 11,313 vehicles in July – its best-ever July sales result since 2006.  

Ford F-Series, America's best-selling vehicle, reported its 12th straight month of sales increases, with 49,314 F-Series sold. EcoBoost-equipped F-150s made up 42 percent of retail sales in July.

Overall, Ford Motor Company sales were down 4 percent in July due to lower fleet sales. Fleet sales were down 16 percent. Retail sales were up 2 percent.

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 168,000 employees and about 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 Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.

FORD MOTOR COMPANY JULY 2012 U.S. SALES











July

%


Year-To-Date

%



2012

2011

Change


2012

2011

Change


SALES BY BRAND









  Ford

166,991

173,051

-3.5


1,268,652

1,203,514

5.4


  Lincoln

6,975

7,814

-10.7


48,937

49,817

-1.8


  Mercury

0

0

NA


0

248

-100.0


    Total Vehicles

173,966

180,865

-3.8


1,317,589

1,253,579

5.1











SALES BY TYPE









  Cars

61,803

60,687

1.8


472,853

460,624

2.7


  Utilities

50,751

52,705

-3.7


376,282

350,693

7.3


  Trucks

61,412

67,473

-9.0


468,454

442,262

5.9


    Total Vehicles

173,966

180,865

-3.8


1,317,589

1,253,579

5.1











FORD BRAND









Fiesta

4,059

5,296

-23.4


35,385

47,425

-25.4


Focus

16,454

14,889

10.5


147,877

112,913

31.0


Fusion

23,326

19,318

20.7


160,175

151,004

6.1


Taurus

5,256

4,559

15.3


40,621

38,242

6.2


Police Interceptor Sedan

1,106

0

NA


3,962

0

NA


Mustang

7,371

6,805

8.3


55,995

45,846

22.1


Crown Victoria

243

4,967

-95.1


2,820

35,203

-92.0


  Ford Cars

57,815

55,834

3.5


446,835

430,633

3.8











Escape

21,572

24,411

-11.6


148,739

147,018

1.2


Edge

9,177

9,731

-5.7


74,613

69,685

7.1


Flex

2,318

2,392

-3.1


18,807

16,195

16.1


Explorer

11,313

9,897

14.3


87,034

75,720

14.9


Police Interceptor Utility

684

0

NA


2,857

0

NA


Expedition

2,700

3,313

-18.5


21,313

22,001

-3.1


  Ford Utilities

47,764

49,744

-4.0


353,363

330,619

6.9











F-Series

49,314

49,104

0.4


350,455

313,183

11.9


Ranger

413

6,410

-93.6


18,855

36,442

-48.3


E-Series

8,574

8,802

-2.6


75,839

71,347

6.3


Transit Connect

2,627

2,607

0.8


19,581

17,762

10.2


Heavy Trucks

484

550

-12.0


3,724

3,528

5.6


  Ford Trucks

61,412

67,473

-9.0


468,454

442,262

5.9











  Ford Brand

166,991

173,051

-3.5


1,268,652

1,203,514

5.4






























July

%


Year-To-Date

%



2012

2011

Change


2012

2011

Change


LINCOLN BRAND









MKZ

3,033

2,869

5.7


17,572

16,785

4.7


MKS

878

1,093

-19.7


7,682

6,272

22.5


Town Car

77

891

-91.4


764

6,686

-88.6


MKX

1,724

1,915

-10.0


14,152

12,728

11.2


MKT

738

469

57.4


4,386

2,976

47.4


Navigator

525

577

-9.0


4,381

4,370

0.3











  Lincoln Brand

6,975

7,814

-10.7


48,937

49,817

-1.8











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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