Ford Motor Company Posts Best July Since 2006 and Best Retail Sales Since 2005

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

  • Ford Motor Company's U.S. sales for July increase 11 percent compared with a year ago, for the best total July monthly sales since 2006; retail sales surge 19 percent, for the best July retail sales since 2005
  • Ford small cars – Fiesta, Focus and C-MAX hybrids – are up 32 percent, driving coastal retail share gains
  • Ford utility vehicles also strong, with Edge up 15 percent, Explorer up 13 percent and Escape up 4 percent, putting all three vehicles on pace for a record-setting year
  • F-Series posts best July sales since 2006

Ford Motor Company's U.S. sales grew 11 percent compared with a year ago – the best total July sales since 2006. Retail sales are up 19 percent, marking the company's best July retail sales month since 2005.

With tight inventories, retail car sales are up 13 percent, utilities are up 19 percent, and trucks are up 27 percent – with strong growth in the coastal regions.

"We saw continued strength and growth in our retail business, particularly in the coastal regions of the country," said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and service. "Our small cars and hybrids continue to attract new customers to Ford and away from our competitors, thanks to the vehicles' combination of styling, technology, fuel economy and performance."

Ford small cars – including Fiesta, Focus and C-MAX hybrids – are up 32 percent, with a combined 27,131 sales, making it Ford's best July for small car performance since 2000.

All three Ford utility vehicles are on pace to set sales records this year, with Escape up 4 percent in July to 22,343 vehicles sold and Explorer up 13 percent to 12,742 vehicles sold. Edge also posted a record July with 10,541 vehicles sold, a 15 percent increase from last year.

F-Series sales increased 23 percent, with 60,449 vehicles sold. F-Series sales now have increased for 24 consecutive months, and July 2013 marks the best July sales month for F-Series since 2006.

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 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 JULY 2013 U.S. SALES










July

%


Year-To-Date

%


2013

2012

Change


2013

2012

Change

SALES BY BRAND








  Ford

186,796

166,991

11.9


1,441,803

1,268,652

13.6

  Lincoln

6,919

6,975

-0.8


45,207

48,937

-7.6

    Total Vehicles

193,715

173,966

11.4


1,487,010

1,317,589

12.9









SALES BY TYPE








  Cars

64,544

61,803

4.4


524,232

472,853

10.9

  Utilities

55,478

50,751

9.3


431,631

376,282

14.7

  Trucks

73,693

61,412

20.0


531,147

468,454

13.4

    Total Vehicles

193,715

173,966

11.4


1,487,010

1,317,589

12.9









FORD BRAND








Fiesta

7,667

4,059

88.9


45,831

35,385

29.5

Focus

16,764

16,454

1.9


151,549

147,877

2.5

C-MAX

2,700

0

NA


23,040

0

NA

Fusion

20,522

23,326

-12.0


181,668

160,175

13.4

Taurus

6,373

5,256

21.3


43,820

40,621

7.9

Police Interceptor Sedan

903

1,106

-18.4


6,046

3,962

52.6

Mustang

5,768

7,371

-21.7


48,879

55,995

-12.7

Crown Victoria

0

243

-100.0


0

2,820

-100.0

  Ford Cars

60,697

57,815

5.0


500,833

446,835

12.1









Escape

22,343

21,572

3.6


178,969

148,739

20.3

Edge

10,541

9,177

14.9


79,512

74,613

6.6

Flex

2,689

2,318

16.0


15,525

18,807

-17.5

Explorer

12,742

11,313

12.6


108,044

87,034

24.1

Police Interceptor Utility

1,347

684

96.9


7,288

2,857

155.1

Expedition

2,744

2,700

1.6


20,485

21,313

-3.9

  Ford Utilities

52,406

47,764

9.7


409,823

353,363

16.0









F-Series

60,449

49,314

22.6


427,935

350,455

22.1

Ranger

0

413

-100.0


0

18,855

-100.0

E-Series

9,724

8,574

13.4


75,687

75,839

-0.2

Transit Connect

2,885

2,627

9.8


23,331

19,581

19.2

Heavy Trucks

635

484

31.2


4,194

3,724

12.6

  Ford Trucks

73,693

61,412

20.0


531,147

468,454

13.4









  Ford Brand

186,796

166,991

11.9


1,441,803

1,268,652

13.6


































July

%


Year-To-Date

%


2013

2012

Change


2013

2012

Change

LINCOLN BRAND








MKZ

2,809

3,033

-7.4


17,249

17,572

-1.8

MKS

1,038

878

18.2


6,150

7,682

-19.9

Town Car

0

77

-100.0


0

764

-100.0

Lincoln Cars

3,847

3,988

-3.5


23,399

26,018

-10.1









MKX

2,002

1,724

16.1


13,653

14,152

-3.5

MKT

437

738

-40.8


3,693

4,386

-15.8

Navigator

633

525

20.6


4,462

4,381

1.8

Lincoln Utilities

3,072

2,987

2.8


21,808

22,919

-4.8









  Lincoln Brand

6,919

6,975

-0.8


45,207

48,937

-7.6









 

SOURCE Ford Motor Company



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