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Ford Motor Company January Sales up 22 Percent, Best since 2006; Fusion, Escape Post Record January Sales

February 1, 2013

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

  • Ford Motor Company’s January U.S. sales increase 22 percent, with gains across the lineup – cars up 34 percent, utilities up 23 percent, and trucks up 11 percent
  • Fusion up 65 percent versus year-ago levels – a record January sales month
  • Escape has best January sales ever – sales increase 16 percent, topping last year’s January record
  • Explorer sales up 46 percent – best January sales since 2005
  • America’s best-selling pickup for 36 years running, F-Series posts a 22 percent gain

Ford Motor Company’s (NYSE: F) January U.S. sales of 166,501 grew 22 percent year-over-year – with retail sales up 24 percent. Gains were made across the product lineup, with cars up 34 percent, utilities up 23 percent, and trucks up 11 percent for the month.

“Ford is off to a strong start this year, with Fusion and Escape delivering January sales records and F-Series seeing a particularly strong reception this early in the year,” said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “Our investment in fuel-efficient new vehicles – including EcoBoost engines and hybrid technology – continues to pay off.”

Sales of all-new Ford Fusion totaled 22,399 vehicles in January, 65 percent increase versus a year ago and Fusion’s best January sales ever. Fusion broke its January 2011 sales record by 56 percent. In addition, Ford’s small car sales were up 29 percent in January versus a year ago, with 23,171 Fiesta, Focus and C-MAX hybrid models sold, marking Ford’s best January small car sales since 2000.

Escape established a January record, as well, with sales totaling 19,939, exceeding January 2012′s record by 16 percent. Explorer sales of 14,554 increased 46 percent versus a year ago, marking Explorer’s best January sales since 2005.

America’s best-selling pickup, the Ford F-Series, begins 2013 with a 22 percent increase versus last January. With 46,841 pickups sold, F-Series marks its 18(th) consecutive month of monthly sales increases. Transit Connect and E-Series also had strong starts to the year. Transit Connect sales were up 47 percent, marking record January sales total of 3,161 vehicles, while E-Series sales were up 18 percent, with 7,987 vehicles sold.

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 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 JANUARY 2013 U.S. SALES
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                    January        %                                  Year-To-Date %
                    -------                                           ------------
                              2013      2012          Change                            2013    2012 Change
                              ----      ----          ------                            ----    ---- ------
    SALES BY
     BRAND
      Ford                 162,310   131,589                    23.3                 162,310 131,589          23.3
      Lincoln                4,191     5,121                   -18.2                   4,191   5,121         -18.2
        Total
         Vehicles          166,501   136,710                    21.8                 166,501 136,710          21.8

    SALES BY TYPE
      Cars                  56,178    41,885                    34.1                  56,178  41,885          34.1
      Utilities             51,696    41,933                    23.3                  51,696  41,933          23.3
      Trucks                58,627    52,892                    10.8                  58,627  52,892          10.8
                            ------    ------                                          ------  ------
        Total
         Vehicles          166,501   136,710                    21.8                 166,501 136,710          21.8

    FORD BRAND
    Fiesta                   4,285     3,502                    22.4                   4,285   3,502          22.4
    Focus                   16,161    14,400                    12.2                  16,161  14,400          12.2
    C-MAX                    2,725         0                      NA                   2,725       0            NA
    Fusion                  22,399    13,614                    64.5                  22,399  13,614          64.5
    Taurus                   4,934     3,447                    43.1                   4,934   3,447          43.1
    Police
     Interceptor
     Sedan                     704         0                      NA                     704       0            NA
    Mustang                  3,608     3,736                    -3.4                   3,608   3,736          -3.4
    Crown
     Victoria                    0       643                  -100.0                       0     643        -100.0
                               ---       ---                                             ---     ---
      Ford Cars             54,816    39,342                    39.3                  54,816  39,342          39.3

    Escape                  19,939    17,259                    15.5                  19,939  17,259          15.5
    Edge                     9,614     8,315                    15.6                   9,614   8,315          15.6
    Flex                     1,615     1,465                    10.2                   1,615   1,465          10.2
    Explorer                14,554     9,966                    46.0                  14,554   9,966          46.0
    Police
     Interceptor
     Utility                   653         0                      NA                     653       0            NA
    Expedition               2,492     2,350                     6.0                   2,492   2,350           6.0
                             -----     -----                                           -----   -----
      Ford
       Utilities            48,867    39,355                    24.2                  48,867  39,355          24.2

    F-Series                46,841    38,493                    21.7                  46,841  38,493          21.7
    Ranger                       0     5,043                  -100.0                       0   5,043        -100.0
    E-Series                 7,987     6,786                    17.7                   7,987   6,786          17.7
    Transit
     Connect                 3,161     2,154                    46.8                   3,161   2,154          46.8
    Heavy Trucks               638       416                    53.4                     638     416          53.4
                               ---       ---                                             ---     ---
      Ford Trucks           58,627    52,892                    10.8                  58,627  52,892          10.8
                            ------    ------                                          ------  ------

      Ford Brand           162,310   131,589                    23.3                 162,310 131,589          23.3

                    January        %                                  Year-To-Date %
                    -------                                           ------------
                              2013      2012          Change                            2013    2012 Change
                              ----      ----          ------                            ----    ---- ------
    LINCOLN BRAND
    MKZ                        453     1,662                   -72.7                     453   1,662         -72.7
    MKS                        909       741                    22.7                     909     741          22.7
    Town Car                     0       140                  -100.0                       0     140        -100.0
                               ---       ---                                             ---     ---
    Lincoln Cars             1,362     2,543                   -46.4                   1,362   2,543         -46.4

    MKX                      1,829     1,650                    10.8                   1,829   1,650          10.8
    MKT                        411       279                    47.3                     411     279          47.3
    Navigator                  589       649                    -9.2                     589     649          -9.2
                               ---       ---                                             ---     ---
    Lincoln
     Utilities               2,829     2,578                     9.7                   2,829   2,578           9.7
                             -----     -----                                           -----   -----

      Lincoln Brand          4,191     5,121                   -18.2                   4,191   5,121         -18.2

SOURCE Ford Motor Company


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