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Fusion, Explorer, Escape Lead Ford’s Best July Results In Eight Years; F-Series And Lincoln Also Post Gains

Ford Motor Company U.S. sales of 212,236 vehicles increased 10 percent over a year ago for the best July in eight years. Retail sales of 162,028 vehicles are up 7 percent.

“July proved to be a very good month for Ford and Lincoln with positive gains across the board in all the major segments,” said John Felice, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “Escape and Fusion were big contributors to our sales increases, with both setting July sales records. F-Series again topped the 60,000-vehicle sales mark and we’re seeing great initial demand for our launch vehicles, such as the Transit Connect, Transit Connect Wagon and the Lincoln MKC as availability builds.”

Ford Fusion set an all-time monthly sales record in July with 23,942 cars sold, a gain of 17 percent. The West region of the United States continues to drive Fusion sales higher, with a 24 percent retail increase relative to a 22 percent increase nationally.

Ford Explorer sales are up 32 percent with 16,797 vehicles sold, for the vehicle’s best July since 2005. Ford Escape sales are up 19 percent, setting an all-time performance record for July.

Ford F-Series sales are up 5 percent with 63,240 trucks sold, a number achieved with the lowest incentives of the three largest pickup truck manufacturers.

Lincoln sales of 7,863 vehicles are up 14 percent, giving the brand its best July result in six years. Stock for Lincoln MKC is expanding and momentum is building, with 1,534 vehicles sold in July.

FORD MOTOR COMPANY JULY 2014 U.S. SALES
           

July
%

Year-To-Date
%

2014

2013

Change

2014

2013

Change
SALES BY BRAND
Ford 204,373 186,796 9.4 1,429,883 1,441,803 -0.8
Lincoln

7,863

6,919
13.6

52,385

45,207
15.9
Total Vehicles 212,236 193,715 9.6 1,482,268 1,487,010 -0.3
 
SALES BY TYPE
Cars 68,702 64,544 6.4 506,676 524,232 -3.3
Utilities 64,951 55,478 17.1 439,315 431,631 1.8
Trucks

78,583

73,693
6.6

536,277

531,147
1.0
Total Vehicles 212,236 193,715 9.6 1,482,268 1,487,010 -0.3
 
FORD BRAND
Fiesta 7,545 7,667 -1.6 42,626 45,831 -7.0
Focus 17,724 16,764 5.7 138,680 151,549 -8.5
C-MAX 2,994 2,700 10.9 16,444 23,040 -28.6
Fusion 23,942 20,522 16.7 189,440 181,668 4.3
Taurus 5,587 6,373 -12.3 35,259 43,820 -19.5
Police Interceptor Sedan 1,040 903 15.2 6,462 6,046 6.9
Mustang

6,564

5,768
13.8

50,795

48,879
3.9
Ford Cars 65,396 60,697 7.7 479,706 500,833 -4.2
 
Escape 26,558 22,343 18.9 179,448 178,969 0.3
Edge 8,564 10,541 -18.8 69,632 79,512 -12.4
Flex 1,895 2,689 -29.5 14,884 15,525 -4.1
Explorer 16,797 12,742 31.8 111,785 108,044 3.5
Police Interceptor Utility 2,209 1,347 64.0 11,681 7,288 60.3
Expedition

4,371

2,744
59.3

26,470

20,485
29.2
Ford Utilities 60,394 52,406 15.2 413,900 409,823 1.0
 
F-Series 63,240 60,449 4.6 429,065 427,935 0.3
E-Series 9,988 9,724 2.7 76,893 75,687 1.6
Transit 496 0 NA 986 0 NA
Transit Connect 4,090 2,885 41.8 23,889 23,331 2.4
Heavy Trucks

769

635
21.1

5,444

4,194
29.8
Ford Trucks

78,583

73,693
6.6

536,277

531,147
1.0
 
Ford Brand 204,373 186,796 9.4 1,429,883 1,441,803 -0.8
 
 
 

July
%

Year-To-Date
%

2014

2013

Change

2014

2013

Change
LINCOLN BRAND
MKZ 2,776 2,809 -1.2 21,752 17,249 26.1
MKS

530

1,038
-48.9

5,218

6,150
-15.2
Lincoln Cars 3,306 3,847 -14.1 26,970 23,399 15.3
 
MKC 1,534 0 NA 2,895 0 NA
MKX 1,983 2,002 -0.9 15,080 13,653 10.5
MKT 406 437 -7.1 3,153 3,693 -14.6
Navigator

634

633
0.2

4,287

4,462
-3.9
Lincoln Utilities

4,557

3,072
48.3

25,415

21,808
16.5
 
Lincoln Brand 7,863 6,919 13.6 52,385 45,207 15.9

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 186,000 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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