Ford June Sales Up 14 Percent; Cars, Utilities Lead the Way

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DEARBORN, Mich., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Ford’s June sales totaled 194,114, up 14 percent versus a year ago. Cars and utilities posted the largest gains, while trucks also posted increases, rebounding from May.

“Strong demand for Ford’s fuel-efficient cars and crossovers continues, and we now are seeing truck buyers return to the market with significant appetite for our fuel-efficient V6 engines,” said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service.

Cars

Ford’s two all-new small cars combined for 26,920 sales in June, up 66 percent versus a year ago. Fiesta sales were 5,535, and Focus sales were 21,385, up 41 percent versus a year ago. The Fiesta and Focus are the fastest-turning models in Ford dealer showrooms.

“The Fiesta and Focus are driving Ford’s retail share gains in markets beyond our traditional geographic areas of strength,” said Czubay. “In California, Ford’s retail share is the highest since 2006. We also have seen gains in the East and Southeast.”

In June, Ford brand retail sales were up 36 percent in California.

The Fiesta and Focus recently were named to Kelley Blue Book’s 2011 Top 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000.

The Ford Fusion midsize car now has posted six straight monthly sales records. In June, Fusion sales totaled 20,808, up 13 percent versus a year ago. In the first six months of 2011, Fusion sales were 131,686, up 18 percent from the first-half record set last year.

Lincoln sales were up 17 percent compared with a year ago, paced by higher sales for the Lincoln MKZ (up 31 percent) and Lincoln MKS (up 18 percent) sedans, as well as the Lincoln MKX crossover (up 36 percent).

Utilities

Explorer sales totaled 10,422, up 56 percent versus a year ago. Retail sales for the new Explorer were up 259 percent. In the first six months of 2011, Explorer sales totaled 65,823, surpassing last year’s full-year sales total of 60,687. Explorer has class-leading highway fuel economy of 25 mpg.

Escape sales totaled 22,274, up 43 percent. Year-to-date, Escape sales totaled 122,607, up 24 percent from the first-half record set last year. Edge sales totaled 9,663, up 18 percent. Ford is the top-selling brand of utilities in the U.S., with first-half sales totaling 280,875, up 25 percent versus a year ago.

Trucks

Ford truck sales increased across the lineup in June, with F-Series (up 7 percent), Ranger (up 18 percent), Transit Connect (up 40 percent) and Econoline (up 4 percent). Transit Connect sales were 2,992 – the second highest sales month ever.

Ford’s F-Series truck remained the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. with June sales of 49,618. In the first six months of 2011, F-Series sales totaled 264,079 (up 10 percent). Sales of the F-150 with new V6 engines continued to outsell V8s in June – and V6 engines accounted for 56 percent of F-150 retail sales. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine accounted for 41 percent of F-150 sales, and the 3.7-liter V6 accounted for 15 percent.

Sales Summary

In June, total sales were 194,114, up 14 percent versus a year ago. Retail sales were up 13 percent and fleet sales were up 14 percent.

Year-to-date, total sales are 1.07 million, up 12 percent. Retail sales were up 14 percent and fleet sales were up 9 percent.

“From Fiesta to F-Series, our new vehicles are resonating with customers.  All of us at Ford remain absolutely committed to a full lineup of cars, utilities and trucks with the highest quality, fuel efficiency, safety, smart design and value,” said Czubay.

Note: The sales data included in this release and the accompanying tables are based largely on data reported by dealers representing their sales to retail and fleet customers.

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 166,000 employees and about 70 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’s products, please visit www.ford.com .

FORD MOTOR COMPANY JUNE 2011 U.S. SALES
 
  
 
June
%
 
Year-To-Date
%
 
 
2011
2010
Change
 
2011
2010
Change
 
SALES BY BRAND
       
 Ford
186,753
155,332
20.2
 
1,030,463
860,053
19.8
 
 Lincoln
7,361
6,318
16.5
 
42,003
43,762
-4.0
 
 Mercury
0
9,250
-100.0
 
248
50,930
-99.5
 
   Total Vehicles
194,114
170,900
13.6
 
1,072,714
954,745
12.4
 
         
SALES BY TYPE
        
 Cars
73,116
62,519
17.0
 
399,937
354,882
12.7
 
 Utilities
50,574
43,856
15.3
 
297,988
261,541
13.9
 
 Trucks
70,424
64,525
9.1
 
374,789
338,322
10.8
 
   Total Vehicles
194,114
170,900
13.6
 
1,072,714
954,745
12.4
 
     
FORD BRAND
        
Fiesta
5,535
1,028
438.4
 
42,129
1,028
3998.2
 
Focus
21,385
15,148
41.2
 
98,024
89,783
9.2
 
Fusion
20,808
18,412
13.0
 
131,686
111,175
18.4
 
Taurus
6,674
6,607
1.0
 
33,683
36,367
-7.4
 
Mustang
8,835
8,974
-1.5
 
39,041
40,035
-2.5
 
Crown Victoria
5,326
3,026
76.0
 
30,236
18,439
64.0
 
 Ford Cars
68,563
53,195
28.9
 
374,799
296,827
26.3
 
         
Escape
22,274
15,540
43.3
 
122,607
98,980
23.9
 
Edge
9,663
8,173
18.2
 
59,954
56,027
7.0
 
Flex
2,334
3,350
-30.3
 
13,803
19,803
-30.3
 
Taurus X
0
0
NA
 
0
12
-100.0
 
Explorer
10,422
6,700
55.6
 
65,823
31,864
106.6
 
Expedition
3,073
3,849
-20.2
 
18,688
18,218
2.6
 
  Ford Utilities
47,766
37,612
27.0
 
280,875
224,904
24.9
 
         
F-Series
49,618
46,502
6.7
 
264,079
240,345
9.9
 
Ranger
6,488
5,490
18.2
 
30,032
29,655
1.3
 
Econoline/Club Wagon
10,627
10,192
4.3
 
62,545
55,708
12.3
 
Transit Connect
2,992
2,136
40.1
 
15,155
11,015
37.6
 
Low Cab Forward
0
0
NA
 
0
72
-100.0
 
Heavy Trucks
699
205
241.0
 
2,978
1,527
95.0
 
 Ford Trucks
70,424
64,525
9.1
 
374,789
338,322
10.8
 
         
 Ford Brand
186,753
155,332
20.2
 
1,030,463
860,053
19.8
 
         
         
 
June
%
 
Year-To-Date
%
 
 
2011
2010
Change
 
2011
2010
Change
 
LINCOLN BRAND
        
MKZ
2,360
1,800
31.1
 
13,916
11,214
24.1
 
MKS
1,214
1,029
18.0
 
5,179
7,649
-32.3
 
Town Car
979
1,010
-3.1
 
5,795
6,491
-10.7
 
MKX
1,771
1,306
35.6
 
10,813
10,289
5.1
 
MKT
395
520
-24.0
 
2,507
3,960
-36.7
 
Navigator
642
653
-1.7
 
3,793
4,159
-8.8
 
         
 Lincoln Brand
7,361
6,318
16.5
 
42,003
43,762
-4.0
 
         
MERCURY BRAND
        
Milan
0
2,726
-100.0
 
0
16,962
-100.0
 
Grand Marquis
0
2,759
-100.0
 
248
15,702
-98.4
 
Sable
0
0
NA
 
0
37
-100.0
 
Mariner
0
3,201
-100.0
 
0
15,198
-100.0
 
Mountaineer
0
564
-100.0
 
0
3,031
-100.0
 
         
 Mercury Brand
0
9,250
-100.0
 
248
50,930
-99.5
 
        

 

 

SOURCE Ford Motor Company

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