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C-MAX Lineup Success Helps Drive Ford’s Small Car Sales to 12-Year High; F-Series Marks Best November Since 2005

December 3, 2012

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

  • Ford U.S. November small car sales total 26,848 vehicles – a 76 percent increase compared with last year and the company’s strongest November small car sales in 12 years
  • C-MAX Hybrids sales gain momentum with 4,848 vehicles in November, a 52 percent increase compared with October; Ford posts best-ever month for electrified vehicle sales
  • F-Series has its 16(th) consecutive year-over-year monthly sales increase and fourth month in a row with more than 50,000 sales; this marks F-Series’ best November sales since 2005, with 56,299 pickups sold – an 18 percent increase
  • Ford Motor Company U.S. sales total 177,673 vehicles in November, up 6 percent from a year ago; retail sales up 12 percent compared with last year
  • Ford announces 2013 first-quarter production of 750,000 vehicles; up 11 percent from the prior year

November brought growth throughout Ford’s product portfolio in the U.S., with car sales up 15 percent, utilities up 2 percent and trucks up 4 percent.

“November represented a strong month for the industry, and Ford sales performed well across the board,” said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “We saw sharp increases in demand for Ford’s fuel-efficient small cars, our best-ever month for electrified vehicles and growing demand for our fuel-efficient and capable F-Series pickups.”

Ford had its best small car November sales month since 2000, with Focus, the all-new C-MAX Hybrids and Fiesta sales totaling 26,848 vehicles – a 76 percent increase over last year. Focus sales were up 56 percent versus year-ago levels, while the all-new C-MAX Hybrid lineup gained 52 percent versus October, when the C-MAX Energi went on sale.

The Ford F-Series, America’s best-selling vehicle, posted an 18 percent increase, with 56,299 vehicles sold in November. This represents F-Series’ best November since 2005 and 16 straight months of year-over-year sales increases.

Ford’s total November sales of 177,673 vehicles increased 6 percent versus last year, with retail sales up 12 percent.

Ford also announced its 2013 first-quarter North American production plan. The company plans to build 750,000 vehicles in the first quarter, up 11 percent (73,000 vehicles) from 2012′s first quarter. Fourth quarter production of 725,000 vehicles is unchanged from previous guidance.

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 NOVEMBER 2012 U.S. SALES
                                            -------------------------------------------

                       November        %                                  Year-To-Date  %
                       --------                                           ------------
                                  2012      2011          Change                               2012      2011 Change
                                  ----      ----          ------                               ----      ---- ------
    SALES BY BRAND
      Ford                     171,941   160,560                     7.1                  1,961,177 1,861,178           5.4
      Lincoln                    5,732     6,305                    -9.1                     74,766    77,240          -3.2
      Mercury                        0         0                      NA                          0       248        -100.0
                                   ---       ---                                                ---       ---
        Total Vehicles         177,673   166,865                     6.5                  2,035,943 1,938,666           5.0

    SALES BY TYPE
      Cars                      55,661    48,322                    15.2                    692,818   667,286           3.8
      Utilities                 53,851    52,811                     2.0                    599,648   553,811           8.3
      Trucks                    68,161    65,732                     3.7                    743,477   717,569           3.6
                                ------    ------                                            -------   -------
        Total Vehicles         177,673   166,865                     6.5                  2,035,943 1,938,666           5.0

    FORD BRAND
    Fiesta                       3,688     3,552                     3.8                     51,163    64,901         -21.2
    Focus                       18,312    11,735                    56.0                    223,318   161,436          38.3
    C-MAX                        4,848         0                      NA                      8,999         0            NA
    Fusion                      15,125    19,912                   -24.0                    221,980   226,445          -2.0
    Taurus                       5,142     4,900                     4.9                     59,907    57,876           3.5
    Police
     Interceptor
     Sedan                         592         0                      NA                      7,564         0            NA
    Mustang                      5,309     3,865                    37.4                     77,458    65,381          18.5
    Crown Victoria                 233     1,013                   -77.0                      3,883    45,932         -91.5
                                   ---     -----                                              -----    ------
      Ford Cars                 53,249    44,977                    18.4                    654,272   621,971           5.2

    Escape                      20,970    21,823                    -3.9                    240,877   228,719           5.3
    Edge                        10,142     9,685                     4.7                    115,535   109,625           5.4
    Flex                         1,648     2,163                   -23.8                     26,052    25,175           3.5
    Explorer                    14,456    12,888                    12.2                    141,649   121,832          16.3
    Police
     Interceptor
     Utility                       484         0                      NA                      5,314         0            NA
    Expedition                   2,831     3,292                   -14.0                     34,001    36,287          -6.3
                                 -----     -----                                             ------    ------
      Ford Utilities            50,531    49,851                     1.4                    563,428   521,638           8.0

    F-Series                    56,299    47,740                    17.9                    576,529   516,639          11.6
    Ranger                          28     7,056                   -99.6                     19,248    64,114         -70.0
    E-Series                     8,400     7,795                     7.8                    110,424   103,800           6.4
    Transit Connect              2,853     2,717                     5.0                     31,440    28,004          12.3
    Heavy Trucks                   581       424                    37.0                      5,836     5,012          16.4
                                   ---       ---                                              -----     -----
      Ford Trucks               68,161    65,732                     3.7                    743,477   717,569           3.6
                                ------    ------                                            -------   -------

      Ford Brand               171,941   160,560                     7.1                  1,961,177 1,861,178           5.4

                       November        %                                  Year-To-Date  %
                       --------                                           ------------
                                  2012      2011          Change                               2012      2011 Change
                                  ----      ----          ------                               ----      ---- ------
    LINCOLN BRAND
    MKZ                          1,335     2,083                   -35.9                     26,423    25,094           5.3
    MKS                          1,065     1,017                     4.7                     11,174    10,841           3.1
    Town Car                        12       245                   -95.1                        949     9,132         -89.6
    MKX                          2,108     1,983                     6.3                     22,490    20,714           8.6
    MKT                            537       324                    65.7                      6,441     4,450          44.7
    Navigator                      675       653                     3.4                      7,289     7,009           4.0
                                   ---       ---                                              -----     -----

      Lincoln Brand              5,732     6,305                    -9.1                     74,766    77,240          -3.2

    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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