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Ford Motor Company August Retail Sales Surge to Highest Levels Since 2006

DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 

  • Ford Motor Company August U.S. retail sales increase 20 percent – best retail sales month since August 2006; total sales up 12 percent
  • Fusion sales achieve August sales record; strongest gains coming from the western region of the country
  • Led by Fiesta and C-MAX hybrids, Ford small car sales jump 30 percent, driving coastal and millennial retail share gains
  • F-Series sales top 70,000 vehicles for the second time this year
  • All-new Lincoln MKZ posts best-ever August sales
  • Ford announces 2013 fourth-quarter production of 785,000 vehicles, up 7 percent from 2012

Ford Motor Company's (NYSE: F) August U.S. retail sales grew 20 percent – with total sales up 12 percent – for the best monthly retail performance since 2006.

With inventories remaining tight in several key segments, retail sales gains were broad-based. Car sales were up 15 percent, utilities up 16 percent and trucks up 30 percent. Ford continued to see strong growth in the coastal regions.

"Producing more Fusions at Flat Rock Assembly with its 1,400 new workers is a welcome opportunity, as Fusion showed great strength in August," said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and service. "Small cars and hybrids continue to outpace the market in the coastal regions of the U.S., with Ford brand retail small car sales growing at more than three times the rate of the U.S. small car industry."

Fusion had its best-ever August sales with 24,653 vehicles sold. Strongest growth for Fusion continues to be in the western region of the country, with retail sales up 63 percent.

Ford's overall small car sales – including Fiesta, Focus and C-MAX hybrids – were up 30 percent, with combined sales of 30,148 vehicles. C-MAX hybrids contributed 44 percent of Ford's small car growth in August. Fiesta sales increased 61 percent, for the best August Fiesta sales ever.

F-Series sales of 71,115 vehicles were up 22 percent, for the 25th consecutive monthly increase – and the second time this year sales have topped 70,000 vehicles. The last time F-Series had sales of more than 70,000 vehicles in two separate months in a calendar year was 2006.

Lincoln MKZ sales were up 10 percent to 3,652 vehicles, for a best-ever August sales month. MKZ has now reported record sales for four of the last five months.

Ford also announced it will build 785,000 vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2013, a 7 percent increase (50,000 vehicles) from the fourth-quarter of 2012. Third-quarter production of 740,000 vehicles is unchanged from previous guidance.

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 177,000 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 AUGUST 2013 U.S. SALES











August

%


Year-To-Date

%



2013

2012

Change


2013

2012

Change


SALES BY BRAND









  Ford

213,078

189,108

12.7


1,654,881

1,457,760

13.5


  Lincoln

8,192

8,141

0.6


53,399

57,078

-6.4


    Total Vehicles

221,270

197,249

12.2


1,708,280

1,514,838

12.8











SALES BY TYPE









  Cars

73,630

62,650

17.5


597,862

535,503

11.6


  Utilities

63,103

63,225

-0.2


494,734

439,507

12.6


  Trucks

84,537

71,374

18.4


615,684

539,828

14.1


    Total Vehicles

221,270

197,249

12.2


1,708,280

1,514,838

12.8











FORD BRAND









Fiesta

6,744

4,176

61.5


52,575

39,561

32.9


Focus

20,372

19,073

6.8


171,921

166,950

3.0


C-MAX

3,032

0

NA


26,072

0

NA


Fusion

24,653

21,690

13.7


206,321

181,865

13.4


Taurus

6,836

5,421

26.1


50,656

46,042

10.0


Police Interceptor Sedan

1,341

1,289

4.0


7,387

5,251

40.7


Mustang

5,866

6,387

-8.2


54,745

62,382

-12.2


Crown Victoria

0

190

-100.0


0

3,010

-100.0


  Ford Cars

68,844

58,226

18.2


569,677

505,061

12.8











Escape

26,714

28,188

-5.2


205,683

176,927

16.3


Edge

11,529

11,603

-0.6


91,041

86,216

5.6


Flex

2,641

2,635

0.2


18,166

21,442

-15.3


Explorer

14,148

13,168

7.4


122,192

100,202

21.9


Police Interceptor Utility

1,489

695

114.2


8,777

3,552

147.1


Expedition

3,176

3,219

-1.3


23,661

24,532

-3.6


  Ford Utilities

59,697

59,508

0.3


469,520

412,871

13.7











F-Series

71,115

58,201

22.2


499,050

408,656

22.1


Ranger

0

198

-100.0


0

19,053

-100.0


E-Series

8,631

9,151

-5.7


84,318

84,990

-0.8


Transit Connect

3,925

3,324

18.1


27,256

22,905

19.0


Heavy Trucks

866

500

73.2


5,060

4,224

19.8


  Ford Trucks

84,537

71,374

18.4


615,684

539,828

14.1











  Ford Brand

213,078

189,108

12.7


1,654,881

1,457,760

13.5






























August

%


Year-To-Date

%



2013

2012

Change


2013

2012

Change


LINCOLN BRAND









MKZ

3,652

3,327

9.8


20,901

20,899

0.0


MKS

1,134

1,019

11.3


7,284

8,701

-16.3


Town Car

0

78

-100.0


0

842

-100.0


Lincoln Cars

4,786

4,424

8.2


28,185

30,442

-7.4











MKX

2,180

2,518

-13.4


15,833

16,670

-5.0


MKT

551

604

-8.8


4,244

4,990

-14.9


Navigator

675

595

13.4


5,137

4,976

3.2


Lincoln Utilities

3,406

3,717

-8.4


25,214

26,636

-5.3











  Lincoln Brand

8,192

8,141

0.6


53,399

57,078

-6.4




















SOURCE Ford Motor Company



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