Ford Motor Company Achieves Best October U.S. Retail Sales Since 2004; Multiple Performance Records Set

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Ford Motor Company October total sales up 14 percent – retail sales up 15 percent; best October retail since 2004
  • Ford Fusion up 71 percent and Fiesta up 9 percent – both report record-setting October sales
  • F-Series tops 60,000 trucks for sixth-straight month
  • All-new Lincoln MKZ total sales up 80 percent including best-ever October retail sales – total Lincoln brand up 38 percent

Ford Motor Company's (NYSE: F) October U.S. total sales of 191,985 vehicles rose 14 percent over a year ago. Retail sales are up 15 percent, at 142,487 vehicles. It is the company's best October retail sales performance since 2004.

Gains were broad-based, with passenger cars up 19 percent, utilities up 9 percent, and trucks up 14 percent. Ford Fusion and Fiesta posted best-ever October sales, and F-Series again topped 60,000 sales.

"October was simply an outstanding retail performance, as consumers continued to choose Ford for great fuel efficiency, styling and value at all levels of the market," said John Felice, vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and service. "The combination of great new products, such as Fusion and Escape, along with the strength of our dealers helped us achieve our best October retail sales month since 2004."

Fusion sales of 21,740 vehicles jumped 71 percent year-over-year, making it the car's best-ever sales performance for October. The strongest growth for Fusion is in the west region of the U.S., with retail sales up 77 percent. In the eastern region of the country, Fusion retail sales are up 65 percent.

Escape sales of 22,253 vehicles increased 12 percent, while Fiesta sales of 4,337 vehicles increased 9 percent – setting a new record for October. F-Series sales of 63,803 trucks are up 13 percent, making October the sixth-straight month above the 60,000-vehicle mark for F-Series. The last time Ford sold more than 60,000 trucks for six consecutive months was 2006.

Lincoln MKZ sales of 2,909 vehicles increased 80 percent over a year ago, leading the Lincoln brand to an overall increase of 38 percent. MKZ has now reported record sales for six of the last seven months, attracting significant conquest buyers to the Lincoln brand.

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 180,000 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 Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.

  









FORD MOTOR COMPANY OCTOBER 2013 U.S. SALES










October

%


Year-To-Date

%


2013

2012

Change


2013

2012

Change

SALES BY BRAND








  Ford

184,854

163,302

13.2


2,018,428

1,789,236

12.8

  Lincoln

7,131

5,154

38.4


66,983

69,034

-3.0

    Total Vehicles

191,985

168,456

14.0


2,085,411

1,858,270

12.2









SALES BY TYPE








  Cars

60,488

50,960

18.7


715,934

637,157

12.4

  Utilities

54,299

49,665

9.3


603,332

545,797

10.5

  Trucks

77,198

67,831

13.8


766,145

675,316

13.4

    Total Vehicles

191,985

168,456

14.0


2,085,411

1,858,270

12.2









FORD BRAND








Fiesta

4,337

3,991

8.7


61,955

47,475

30.5

Focus

15,108

18,320

-17.5


203,762

205,006

-0.6

C-MAX

2,530

3,182

-20.5


30,784

4,151

641.6

Fusion

21,740

12,690

71.3


248,033

206,855

19.9

Taurus

5,032

3,996

25.9


59,967

54,765

9.5

Police Interceptor Sedan

995

893

11.4


9,681

6,972

38.9

Mustang

6,918

5,328

29.8


66,083

72,149

-8.4

Crown Victoria

0

226

-100.0


0

3,650

-100.0

  Ford Cars

56,660

48,626

16.5


680,265

601,023

13.2









Escape

22,253

19,832

12.2


250,543

219,907

13.9

Edge

8,681

8,406

3.3


108,270

105,393

2.7

Flex

1,623

1,444

12.4


21,450

24,404

-12.1

Explorer

13,584

13,538

0.3


149,431

127,193

17.5

Police Interceptor Utility

1,704

682

149.9


11,791

4,830

144.1

Expedition

3,151

2,943

7.1


30,533

31,170

-2.0

  Ford Utilities

50,996

46,845

8.9


572,018

512,897

11.5









F-Series

63,803

56,497

12.9


623,309

520,230

19.8

Ranger

0

74

-100.0


0

19,220

-100.0

E-Series

9,508

8,082

17.6


102,751

102,024

0.7

Transit Connect

3,169

2,669

18.7


33,613

28,587

17.6

Heavy Trucks

718

509

41.1


6,472

5,255

23.2

  Ford Trucks

77,198

67,831

13.8


766,145

675,316

13.4









  Ford Brand

184,854

163,302

13.2


2,018,428

1,789,236

12.8


























October

%


Year-To-Date

%


2013

2012

Change


2013

2012

Change

LINCOLN BRAND








MKZ

2,909

1,614

80.2


26,684

25,088

6.4

MKS

919

699

31.5


8,985

10,109

-11.1

Town Car

0

21

-100.0


0

937

-100.0

Lincoln Cars

3,828

2,334

64.0


35,669

36,134

-1.3









MKX

2,022

1,602

26.2


19,420

20,382

-4.7

MKT

327

426

-23.2


4,985

5,904

-15.6

Navigator

954

792

20.5


6,909

6,614

4.5

Lincoln Utilities

3,303

2,820

17.1


31,314

32,900

-4.8









  Lincoln Brand

7,131

5,154

38.4


66,983

69,034

-3.0









 

SOURCE Ford Motor Company



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