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Ford Is Only Brand to Top 2 Million Sales in the U.S. for 2012; Focus Remains Best-Selling Global Nameplate So Far This Year

Ford Is Only Brand to Top 2 Million Sales in the U.S. for 2012; Focus Remains
                Best-Selling Global Nameplate So Far This Year

PR Newswire

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 30, 2012

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

  oFord on track to sell 2.2 million U.S. vehicles in 2012, marking two
    straight years above the 2 million mark – the only brand to top 2 million
    U.S. sales since 2007
  oFocus remains the best-selling global vehicle nameplate, based on latest
    available Polk new vehicle registration data through September; Fiesta is
    best-selling global B-car
  oFord is only automaker with three vehicle nameplates in the global top 10
    – Focus at number 1, F-Series at number 4 and Fiesta at number 5 – based
    on latest available Polk new vehicle registration data through September
  oEcoBoost engines this year will power more than 520,000 Ford vehicles
    since their introduction in 2009

The Ford brand is on track to top 2 million U.S. vehicle sales in 2012 for the
second straight year – the only auto brand to do so in America this year.

In addition, the Ford Focus is on track to become this year's best-selling
global nameplate, while the Ford Fiesta is on pace to be this year's
best-selling global B-Car, giving Ford the best-selling B and C-Car in the
world, based on the latest Polk global industry data – through September.

Global Focus new registrations totaled 737,856 through September, making it
the world's number-one selling vehicle nameplate. Fiesta new vehicle
registrations totaled 560,061 for the same period, making it the world's
best-selling B-Car, according to Polk.

"Focus and Fiesta represent the best of our One Ford plan," said Jim Farley,
Ford's executive vice president, Global Marketing, Sales and Service and
Lincoln. "In just three years, Ford has transformed our global small car
lineup and started winning over customers worldwide with vehicles that are not
only fun-to-drive but also fuel-efficient – largely thanks to our
award-winning EcoBoost engines."

Ford is on track to sell more than 520,000 EcoBoost-powered vehicles by
year-end since the engine's introduction in 2009. Already available in Europe
in Fiesta, Ford's new 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder engine arrives late next year in
the new Fiesta in the U.S.

Winning lineup
Ford is the only brand to have three of the top 10 best-selling vehicles
worldwide, through September 2012, the most recent reporting of all markets
globally by Polk.

In addition to Focus at No. 1 and Fiesta at No. 5, F-Series is the fourth
best-selling global nameplate at 576,339 vehicles, according to Polk global
new vehicle registration data.

"Customers around the world are rewarding Ford for investing in fuel-efficient
new vehicles, from our fun-to-drive EcoBoost-powered small cars to our
hard-working, capable F-Series pickups," Farley said. "No other automaker in
the world shares Ford's extensive volume or range of EcoBoost engines – from
the 1.0-liter that drives our small cars to the 3.5-liter that has been a
winner with truck and large crossover owners around the globe."

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 Ford and its products worldwide, please visit
http://corporate.ford.com.

SOURCE Ford Motor Company

Website: http://www.ford.com
Contact: Erich Merkle, +1-313-206-9164
 
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