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Ford Posts Weather-Impacted January Sales; Lincoln Up 43 Percent – Best Lincoln Sales Performance In Four Years

Ford Motor Company January sales of 154,644 total vehicles are down 7 percent from a year ago, while retail sales of 113,721 vehicles are off 5 percent. Ford Mustang and Lincoln brand vehicles posted gains in the first month of 2014.

“Given the difficult weather in our largest sales regions, we are fortunate to have held in at retail as well as we did,” said John Felice, Ford vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and service. “In areas where the weather was good, such as in the West, sales were up. The poor weather also had an impact on the timing of some of our fleet deliveries. A bright spot is Lincoln, which had its strongest sales in four years.”

Sales of Mustang totaled 3,881 vehicles in January. This represents an 8 percent increase over last year and Mustang’s best beginning-of-year performance since 2010.

Lincoln sales are up 43 percent, with 5,973 vehicles sold in January. This represents Lincoln’s best performance for the month in four years. The increase came from Lincoln MKZ, with sales of 2,122 vehicles, up 368 percent, and Lincoln MKX, with 2,479 vehicles sold, a 36 percent year-over-year gain.

Ford Motor Company fleet sales were off 14 percent in January, as winter weather hampered the ability to fill a portion of fleet orders.

FORD MOTOR COMPANY JANUARY 2014 U.S. SALES

           

January

%

Year-To-Date

%
2014 2013 Change 2014 2013 Change
SALES BY BRAND
Ford 148,671 162,310 -8.4 148,671 162,310 -8.4
Lincoln 5,973 4,191 42.5 5,973 4,191 42.5
Total Vehicles 154,644 166,501 -7.1 154,644 166,501 -7.1
 
SALES BY TYPE
Cars 48,651 56,178 -13.4 48,651 56,178 -13.4
Utilities 48,685 51,696 -5.8 48,685 51,696 -5.8
Trucks 57,308 58,627 -2.2 57,308 58,627 -2.2
Total Vehicles 154,644 166,501 -7.1 154,644 166,501 -7.1
 
FORD BRAND
Fiesta 4,162 4,285 -2.9 4,162 4,285 -2.9
Focus 12,003 16,161 -25.7 12,003 16,161 -25.7
C-MAX 1,418 2,725 -48.0 1,418 2,725 -48.0
Fusion 20,717 22,399 -7.5 20,717 22,399 -7.5
Taurus 3,033 4,934 -38.5 3,033 4,934 -38.5
Police Interceptor Sedan 680 704 -3.4 680 704 NA
Mustang 3,881 3,608 7.6 3,881 3,608 7.6
Ford Cars 45,894 54,816 -16.3 45,894 54,816 -16.3
 
Escape 19,459 19,939 -2.4 19,459 19,939 -2.4
Edge 9,411 9,614 -2.1 9,411 9,614 -2.1
Flex 1,650 1,615 2.2 1,650 1,615 2.2
Explorer 11,696 14,554 -19.6 11,696 14,554 -19.6
Police Interceptor Utility 1,114 653 70.6 1,114 653 70.6
Expedition 2,139 2,492 -14.2 2,139 2,492 -14.2
Ford Utilities 45,469 48,867 -7.0 45,469 48,867 -7.0
 
F-Series 46,536 46,841 -0.7 46,536 46,841 -0.7
E-Series 7,476 7,987 -6.4 7,476 7,987 -6.4
Transit Connect 2,146 3,161 -32.1 2,146 3,161 -32.1
Heavy Trucks 1,150 638 80.3 1,150 638 80.3
Ford Trucks 57,308 58,627 -2.2 57,308 58,627 -2.2
 
Ford Brand 148,671 162,310 -8.4 148,671 162,310 -8.4
 
 
 

January

%

Year-To-Date

%
2014 2013 Change 2014 2013 Change
LINCOLN BRAND
MKZ 2,122 453 368.4 2,122 453 368.4
MKS 635 909 -30.1 635 909 -30.1
Lincoln Cars 2,757 1,362 102.4 2,757 1,362 102.4
 
MKX 2,479 1,829 35.5 2,479 1,829 35.5
MKT 362 411 -11.9 362 411 -11.9
Navigator 375 589 -36.3 375 589 -36.3
Lincoln Utilities 3,216 2,829 13.7 3,216 2,829 13.7
 
Lincoln Brand 5,973 4,191 42.5 5,973 4,191 42.5

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 181,000 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 .

For news releases, related materials and high-resolution photos and video, visit www.media.ford.com.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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