Ford Retail Sales Momentum Continues with Best November Since 2004

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Ford Motor Company U.S. sales increase 7 percent overall in November; retail sales up 9 percent for best November since 2004
  • Passenger cars led by Fusion sales increase of 51 percent and Fiesta sales increase of 26 percent, both setting records for November
  • F-Series tops 60,000 sales for the seventh straight month
  • All-new Lincoln MKZ sales increase 114 percent, Lincoln up 17 percent
  • Ford announces 2014 first quarter North American production plan of 770,000 vehicles

Ford Motor Company's November U.S. sales of 190,449 vehicles are up 7 percent overall compared with last year. Retail sales are up 9 percent, for the best November performance since 2004.

The November retail sales performance of 147,021 vehicles reflects broad-based gains, with passenger cars up 6 percent, utilities up 3 percent and trucks up 17 percent. Ford passenger cars achieved the best November retail sales result since 2002, with Ford Fusion and Ford Fiesta both posting records.

"We continued to see sales increases across our full family of vehicles – particularly with our passenger cars and utilities in conquest coastal markets – helping us post our best November retail sales performance since 2004," said John Felice, Ford vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and service. "Fusion and Fiesta were particular standouts, setting November records, and Ford trucks maintained their strong selling pace."

Fusion sales of 22,839 vehicles for the month are up 51 percent year over year, for the car's best-ever November sales performance. Fusion sales continue to expand fastest in the western U.S., where retail sales are up 79 percent – including a 101 percent increase in California. Fiesta also had its best-ever November sales performance with 4,642 vehicles sold.

Ford F-Series continued its pace of selling more than 60,000 trucks for the seventh straight month, strengthening its position as America's best-selling pickup and best-selling vehicle for another consecutive year. Sales of 65,501 F-Series trucks in November represents an increase of 16 percent compared with a year ago.

Lincoln MKZ sales of 2,854 cars represent a 114 percent increase compared with the same period a year ago, leading the Lincoln brand to an overall increase of 17 percent. November MKZ retail sales in California more than tripled for the period.

Ford also announces it will build 770,000 vehicles in the first quarter of 2014 in North America. This compares with 784,000 vehicles in the first quarter of 2013. Projected production of 770,000 vehicles for fourth-quarter 2013 is unchanged.

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 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 NOVEMBER 2013 U.S. SALES










November

%


Year-To-Date

%


2013

2012

Change


2013

2012

Change

SALES BY BRAND








  Ford

183,722

171,941

6.9


2,202,150

1,961,177

12.3

  Lincoln

6,727

5,732

17.4


73,710

74,766

-1.4

    Total Vehicles

190,449

177,673

7.2


2,275,860

2,035,943

11.8









SALES BY TYPE








  Cars

58,983

55,661

6.0


774,917

692,818

11.9

  Utilities

52,773

53,851

-2.0


656,105

599,648

9.4

  Trucks

78,693

68,161

15.5


844,838

743,477

13.6

    Total Vehicles

190,449

177,673

7.2


2,275,860

2,035,943

11.8









FORD BRAND








Fiesta

4,642

3,688

25.9


66,597

51,163

30.2

Focus

15,239

18,312

-16.8


219,001

223,318

-1.9

C-MAX

2,398

4,848

-50.5


33,182

8,999

268.7

Fusion

22,839

15,125

51.0


270,872

221,980

22.0

Taurus

4,400

5,142

-14.4


64,367

59,907

7.4

Police Interceptor Sedan

501

592

-15.4


10,182

7,564

34.6

Mustang

5,376

5,309

1.3


71,459

77,458

-7.7

Crown Victoria

0

233

-100.0


0

3,883

-100.0

  Ford Cars

55,395

53,249

4.0


735,660

654,272

12.4









Escape

20,988

20,970

0.1


271,531

240,877

12.7

Edge

8,761

10,142

-13.6


117,031

115,535

1.3

Flex

2,125

1,648

28.9


23,575

26,052

-9.5

Explorer

13,220

14,456

-8.6


162,651

141,649

14.8

Police Interceptor Utility

1,048

484

116.5


12,839

5,314

141.6

Expedition

3,492

2,831

23.3


34,025

34,001

0.1

  Ford Utilities

49,634

50,531

-1.8


621,652

563,428

10.3









F-Series

65,501

56,299

16.3


688,810

576,529

19.5

Ranger

0

28

-100.0


0

19,248

-100.0

E-Series

10,145

8,400

20.8


112,896

110,424

2.2

Transit Connect

2,303

2,853

-19.3


35,916

31,440

14.2

Heavy Trucks

744

581

28.1


7,216

5,836

23.6

  Ford Trucks

78,693

68,161

15.5


844,838

743,477

13.6









  Ford Brand

183,722

171,941

6.9


2,202,150

1,961,177

12.3


























November

%


Year-To-Date

%


2013

2012

Change


2013

2012

Change

LINCOLN BRAND








MKZ

2,854

1,335

113.8


29,538

26,423

11.8

MKS

734

1,065

-31.1


9,719

11,174

-13.0

Town Car

0

12

-100.0


0

949

-100.0

Lincoln Cars

3,588

2,412

48.8


39,257

38,546

1.8









MKX

1,946

2,108

-7.7


21,366

22,490

-5.0

MKT

431

537

-19.7


5,416

6,441

-15.9

Navigator

762

675

12.9


7,671

7,289

5.2

Lincoln Utilities

3,139

3,320

-5.5


34,453

36,220

-4.9









  Lincoln Brand

6,727

5,732

17.4


73,710

74,766

-1.4









 

SOURCE Ford Motor Company



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