Ford Small Car Sales Reach Highest October in 11 Years; F-Series Sees Best October Sales Since 2004

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

  • Ford October small car sales total 25,493 vehicles – the company's strongest October small car sales in 11 years – with a 54 percent increase year over year
  • Escape compact utility sales increased 4 percent for the month; 19,832 Escape sales mark best October sales since 2001
  • In its first full month on sale, C-MAX sells 3,182 vehicles
  • F-Series posts its best October sales since 2004, providing its 15th consecutive year-over-year monthly sales increase; sales totaled 56,497 pickups – an 8 percent increase
  • U.S. sales at the Ford Motor Company total 168,456 vehicles in October, unchanged from a year ago; retail sales up 2 percent compared to last year

Ford total U.S. sales grew across the portfolio in October, with cars up 2 percent, utilities up 2 percent, F-Series pickups up 8 percent and Econoline and Transit Connect sales up 19 and 22 percent, respectively.  

"Our commitment to deliver a fuel-efficient lineup of cars, utilities and trucks is winning over customers and helping grow our retail sales," said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "Our fuel-efficient and capable full-size pickups delivered our strongest October sales results since 2004 – an F-Series record year – and we surpassed our own expectations for the first full month of C-MAX Hybrid sales."

Focus, all-new C-MAX Hybrid and Fiesta sales totaled 25,493 vehicles in October, Ford's best October small car sales month since 2001 and a 54 percent increase year over year.

October Escape sales increased 4 percent, with 19,832 vehicles sold. Escape is on-pace for another record sales year in 2012, aiming to surpass 2011 record sales of 254,293 vehicles.

America's best-selling vehicle, Ford F-Series, sold a total of 56,497 vehicles during the month of October. This not only represents an 8 percent increase over last year but also the 15th straight month of sales increases for F-Series.

Ford sold 168,456 total vehicles in October, unchanged from a year ago. Retail sales were up 2 percent compared to last year.

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 172,000 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 the company and Ford products, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

  










FORD MOTOR COMPANY OCTOBER 2012 U.S. SALES











October

%


Year-To-Date

%



2012

2011

Change


2012

2011

Change


SALES BY BRAND









  Ford

163,302

161,709

1.0


1,789,236

1,700,618

5.2


  Lincoln

5,154

6,094

-15.4


69,034

70,935

-2.7


  Mercury

0

0

NA


0

248

-100.0


    Total Vehicles

168,456

167,803

0.4


1,858,270

1,771,801

4.9











SALES BY TYPE









  Cars

50,960

49,994

1.9


637,157

618,964

2.9


  Utilities

49,665

48,741

1.9


545,797

501,000

8.9


  Trucks

67,831

69,068

-1.8


675,316

651,837

3.6


    Total Vehicles

168,456

167,803

0.4


1,858,270

1,771,801

4.9











FORD BRAND









Fiesta

3,991

4,124

-3.2


47,475

61,349

-22.6


Focus

18,320

12,386

47.9


205,006

149,701

36.9


C-MAX

3,182

0

NA


4,151

0

NA


Fusion

12,690

18,094

-29.9


206,855

206,533

0.2


Taurus

3,996

5,438

-26.5


54,765

52,976

3.4


Police Interceptor Sedan

893

0

NA


6,972

0

NA


Mustang

5,328

4,898

8.8


72,149

61,516

17.3


Crown Victoria

226

1,824

-87.6


3,650

44,919

-91.9


  Ford Cars

48,626

46,764

4.0


601,023

576,994

4.2











Escape

19,832

19,046

4.1


219,907

206,896

6.3


Edge

8,406

9,161

-8.2


105,393

99,940

5.5


Flex

1,444

1,910

-24.4


24,404

23,012

6.0


Explorer

13,538

11,987

12.9


127,193

108,944

16.8


Police Interceptor Utility

682

0

NA


4,830

0

NA


Expedition

2,943

3,773

-22.0


31,170

32,995

-5.5


  Ford Utilities

46,845

45,877

2.1


512,897

471,787

8.7











F-Series

56,497

52,511

7.6


520,230

468,899

10.9


Ranger

74

7,270

-99.0


19,220

57,058

-66.3


E-Series

8,082

6,806

18.7


102,024

96,005

6.3


Transit Connect

2,669

2,180

22.4


28,587

25,287

13.1


Heavy Trucks

509

301

69.1


5,255

4,588

14.5


  Ford Trucks

67,831

69,068

-1.8


675,316

651,837

3.6











  Ford Brand

163,302

161,709

1.0


1,789,236

1,700,618

5.2






























October

%


Year-To-Date

%



2012

2011

Change


2012

2011

Change


LINCOLN BRAND









MKZ

1,614

1,953

-17.4


25,088

23,011

9.0


MKS

699

981

-28.7


10,109

9,824

2.9


Town Car

21

296

-92.9


937

8,887

-89.5


MKX

1,602

1,765

-9.2


20,382

18,731

8.8


MKT

426

369

15.4


5,904

4,126

43.1


Navigator

792

730

8.5


6,614

6,356

4.1











  Lincoln Brand

5,154

6,094

-15.4


69,034

70,935

-2.7











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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