Fusion, Escape Achieve All-Time Record Sales; Ford Motor Company U.S. Sales Up 6 Percent in March

DEARBORN, Mich., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 

  • Fusion delivers its best-ever sales month and quarter ever, with March sales passing 30,000 and quarterly sales passing the 80,000 mark for the first time in its history
  • Escape posts its best-ever sales month and quarterly sales
  • Explorer sales up 33 percent – best monthly sales since the current model debuted in 2010
  • America's best-selling pickup for 36 years, F-Series posts 16 percent increase as full-size pickup segmentation continues to improve versus year ago – best first quarter sales since 2007
  • Ford Motor Company March U.S. sales up 6 percent – best sales results since May 2007, with cars even with year ago, utilities up 14 percent and trucks up 6 percent

Ford's newest vehicles – Fusion and Escape – set all-time monthly sales records in March, driving Ford Motor Company's best U.S. sales results since May 2007.

"Customers are buying our all-new Fusion and Escape in record numbers, and we are working harder than ever to keep pace with demand for these fuel-efficient vehicles," said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "Full-size pickup demand continues gaining momentum, outperforming the industry for the third consecutive month."

Ford Fusion posted an all-time record monthly and quarterly sales volume in March with 30,284 vehicles sold for the month and 80,558 during the first quarter – crossing the 30,000 monthly and 80,000 quarterly vehicle sale thresholds for the first time ever in Fusion sales history.   

Escape had its best sales month ever with 28,934 vehicles sold. This 28 percent increase versus year-ago results marks the best sales performance since Escape's launch 13 years ago. Escape also posted record quarter sales of 72,983 vehicles, surpassing record third quarter 2012 sales of 72,908 vehicles.

Explorer's March sales totaled 17,509, representing a 33 percent increase over last year and its best monthly sales performance since the current model was introduced in 2010. Explorer retail sales were up 42 percent over last year, providing it best March retail sales performance since 2005.  

With the industry's March full-size pickup segment estimated to be up 15 percent over last year, America's best-selling pickup, the Ford F-Series sales increased 16 percent to 67,513 pickups in March. This was F-Series 20th straight month of monthly sales increases and represented F-Series' best March and first quarter sales performance since 2007.   

The company's overall sales in March were up 6 percent with 236,160 vehicles sold. Cars were even with a year ago, utilities up 14 percent and trucks up 6 percent.

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 171,000 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 MARCH 2013 U.S. SALES










March

%


Year-To-Date

%


2013

2012

Change


2013

2012

Change

SALES BY BRAND








  Ford

229,335

214,615

6.9


582,584

518,411

12.4

  Lincoln

6,825

8,803

-22.5


15,899

20,836

-23.7

    Total Vehicles

236,160

223,418

5.7


598,483

539,247

11.0









SALES BY TYPE








  Cars

84,611

84,772

-0.2


211,436

193,025

9.5

  Utilities

68,548

60,366

13.6


178,472

150,415

18.7

  Trucks

83,001

78,280

6.0


208,575

195,807

6.5

    Total Vehicles

236,160

223,418

5.7


598,483

539,247

11.0









FORD BRAND








Fiesta

6,728

6,502

3.5


16,028

15,522

3.3

Focus

24,929

28,293

-11.9


61,898

66,043

-6.3

C-MAX

3,769

0

NA


9,677

0

NA

Fusion

30,284

28,562

6.0


80,558

63,949

26.0

Taurus

7,003

7,095

-1.3


16,984

14,871

14.2

Police Interceptor Sedan

926

28

3207.1


2,458

28

8678.6

Mustang

7,688

9,046

-15.0


17,320

20,133

-14.0

Crown Victoria

0

481

-100.0


0

1,672

-100.0

  Ford Cars

81,327

80,007

1.6


204,923

182,218

12.5









Escape

28,934

22,679

27.6


72,983

58,604

24.5

Edge

12,237

14,058

-13.0


31,534

32,908

-4.2

Flex

2,167

3,330

-34.9


5,444

6,807

-20.0

Explorer

17,509

13,212

32.5


48,649

33,618

44.7

Police Interceptor Utility

1,090

27

3937.0


2,548

27

9337.0

Expedition

3,070

3,022

1.6


7,928

8,422

-5.9

  Ford Utilities

65,007

56,328

15.4


169,086

140,386

20.4









F-Series

67,513

58,061

16.3


168,843

143,827

17.4

Ranger

0

4,404

-100.0


0

13,929

-100.0

E-Series

11,316

12,308

-8.1


27,639

29,194

-5.3

Transit Connect

3,655

2,973

22.9


10,426

7,432

40.3

Heavy Trucks

517

534

-3.2


1,667

1,425

17.0

  Ford Trucks

83,001

78,280

6.0


208,575

195,807

6.5









  Ford Brand

229,335

214,615

6.9


582,584

518,411

12.4


















March

%


Year-To-Date

%


2013

2012

Change


2013

2012

Change

LINCOLN BRAND








MKZ

2,360

2,932

-19.5


3,758

7,081

-46.9

MKS

924

1,689

-45.3


2,755

3,287

-16.2

Town Car

0

144

-100.0


0

439

-100.0

Lincoln Cars

3,284

4,765

-31.1


6,513

10,807

-39.7









MKX

2,354

2,609

-9.8


6,066

6,427

-5.6

MKT

571

785

-27.3


1,493

1,485

0.5

Navigator

616

644

-4.3


1,827

2,117

-13.7

Lincoln Utilities

3,541

4,038

-12.3


9,386

10,029

-6.4









  Lincoln Brand

6,825

8,803

-22.5


15,899

20,836

-23.7

SOURCE Ford Motor Company



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