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Ford Cars, Utilities and Trucks All Post U.S. Sales Gains in 2012; Company Posts Best December Sales Since 2006

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Ford Motor Company delivers U.S. sales gains across its lineup in 2012 – with cars up 5 percent, utilities up 7 percent and trucks up 2 percent
  • F-Series sales up 10 percent for year; now America's best-selling pickup for 36 years and best-selling vehicle for 31 years
  • Ford commercial truck sales up 7 percent in 2012, marking the best sales year since 2008
  • December total company sales up 2 percent – with the strongest December since 2006

Ford Motor Company's U.S. sales grew across the board in 2012, with cars up 5 percent, utilities up 7 percent, and trucks up 2 percent for the year. Overall, the Ford brand ended 2012 with 2,168,015 vehicles sold – the only brand to top 2 million U.S. sales.

"Ford finished 2012 strong, with retail sales showing improved strength as more customers returned to dealer showrooms," said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "Ford's fuel-efficient cars and hybrid vehicles showed the most dramatic growth for the year, and we achieved our best year for commercial vehicle sales since 2008."

Sales of Ford's small cars were up 29 percent in 2012, with 316,006 vehicles sold, and overall car sales were up 5 percent in 2012, with 760,646 sold. Focus sales gained 40 percent during the year, and the all-new C-MAX continues its strong selling rate. In the first four months of sales, 13,309 C-MAX vehicles were sold, making it the fastest sales start of any hybrid vehicle in the industry.

Ford again became America's best-selling brand of utility vehicles in 2012, with 619,470 vehicles sold. Escape broke its 2011 record sales levels with 261,008 vehicles sold, up 3 percent. Explorer gained 17 percent for the year, with 158,344 vehicles sold.

Ford trucks continued to dominate in 2012 – with F-Series America's best-selling pickup for the 36th straight year and 31 consecutive years as America's best-selling vehicle. Overall, 645,316 F-Series were sold, a 10 percent increase versus 2011. Total Ford brand truck sales – including Transit Connect and E-Series – were up 2 percent for the year at 829,477 vehicles sold.

Ford also remained America's largest maker of commercial trucks for 28 years, posting a 7 percent increase in 2012. That marks Ford's best year for commercial truck sales since 2008.

Last month, Ford delivered its best December sales results since 2006, with 214,222 vehicles sold – a 2 percent increase.

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 DECEMBER 2012 U.S. SALES










December

%


Year-To-Date

%


2012

2011

Change


2012

2011

Change

SALES BY BRAND








  Ford

206,838

201,737

2.5


2,168,015

2,062,915

5.1

  Lincoln

7,384

8,403

-12.1


82,150

85,643

-4.1

  Mercury

0

0

NA


0

248

-100.0

    Total Vehicles

214,222

210,140

1.9


2,250,165

2,148,806

4.7









SALES BY TYPE








  Cars

67,828

55,215

22.8


760,646

722,501

5.3

  Utilities

60,394

62,252

-3.0


660,042

616,063

7.1

  Trucks

86,000

92,673

-7.2


829,477

810,242

2.4

    Total Vehicles

214,222

210,140

1.9


2,250,165

2,148,806

4.7









FORD BRAND








Fiesta

5,612

3,673

52.8


56,775

68,574

-17.2

Focus

22,604

14,281

58.3


245,922

175,717

40.0

C-MAX

4,310

0

NA


13,309

0

NA

Fusion

19,283

21,622

-10.8


241,263

248,067

-2.7

Taurus

6,159

5,650

9.0


66,066

63,526

4.0

Police Interceptor Sedan

745

0

NA


8,309

0

NA

Mustang

5,537

5,057

9.5


82,995

70,438

17.8

Crown Victoria

546

793

-31.1


4,429

46,725

-90.5

  Ford Cars

64,796

51,076

26.9


719,068

673,047

6.8









Escape

20,131

25,574

-21.3


261,008

254,293

2.6

Edge

12,434

12,077

3.0


127,969

121,702

5.1

Flex

2,172

2,253

-3.6


28,224

27,428

2.9

Explorer

16,695

13,872

20.4


158,344

135,704

16.7

Police Interceptor Utility

549

0

NA


5,863

0

NA

Expedition

4,061

4,212

-3.6


38,062

40,499

-6.0

  Ford Utilities

56,042

57,988

-3.4


619,470

579,626

6.9









F-Series

68,787

68,278

0.7


645,316

584,917

10.3

Ranger

118

6,718

-98.2


19,366

70,832

-72.7

E-Series

11,999

13,074

-8.2


122,423

116,874

4.7

Transit Connect

3,776

3,910

-3.4


35,216

31,914

10.3

Heavy Trucks

1,320

693

90.5


7,156

5,705

25.4

  Ford Trucks

86,000

92,673

-7.2


829,477

810,242

2.4









  Ford Brand

206,838

201,737

2.5


2,168,015

2,062,915

5.1










































































December

%


Year-To-Date

%


2012

2011

Change


2012

2011

Change

LINCOLN BRAND








MKZ

1,630

2,435

-33.1


28,053

27,529

1.9

MKS

1,350

1,376

-1.9


12,524

12,217

2.5

Town Car

52

328

-84.1


1,001

9,460

-89.4

MKX

2,617

2,681

-2.4


25,107

23,395

7.3

MKT

653

574

13.8


7,094

5,024

41.2

Navigator

1,082

1,009

7.2


8,371

8,018

4.4









  Lincoln Brand

7,384

8,403

-12.1


82,150

85,643

-4.1









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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