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Fusion, Escape Achieve All-Time Record Sales; Ford Motor Company U.S. Sales Up 6 Percent in March

Fusion, Escape Achieve All-Time Record Sales; Ford Motor Company U.S. Sales Up
                              6 Percent in March

PR Newswire

DEARBORN, Mich., April 2, 2013

DEARBORN, Mich., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  oFusion delivers its best-ever sales month and quarter ever, with March
    sales passing 30,000 and quarterly sales passing the 80,000 mark for the
    first time in its history
  oEscape posts its best-ever sales month and quarterly sales
  oExplorer sales up 33 percent – best monthly sales since the current model
    debuted in 2010
  oAmerica's best-selling pickup for 36 years, F-Series posts 16 percent
    increase as full-size pickup segmentation continues to improve versus year
    ago – best first quarter sales since 2007
  oFord Motor Company March U.S. sales up 6 percent – best sales results
    since May 2007, with cars even with year ago, utilities up 14 percent and
    trucks up 6 percent

Ford's newest vehicles – Fusion and Escape – set all-time monthly sales
records in March, driving Ford Motor Company's best U.S. sales results since
May 2007.

"Customers are buying our all-new Fusion and Escape in record numbers, and we
are working harder than ever to keep pace with demand for these fuel-efficient
vehicles," said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and
Service. "Full-size pickup demand continues gaining momentum, outperforming
the industry for the third consecutive month."

Ford Fusion posted an all-time record monthly and quarterly sales volume in
March with 30,284 vehicles sold for the month and 80,558 during the first
quarter – crossing the 30,000 monthly and 80,000 quarterly vehicle sale
thresholds for the first time ever in Fusion sales history. 

Escape had its best sales month ever with 28,934 vehicles sold. This 28
percent increase versus year-ago results marks the best sales performance
since Escape's launch 13 years ago. Escape also posted record quarter sales of
72,983 vehicles, surpassing record third quarter 2012 sales of 72,908
vehicles.

Explorer's March sales totaled 17,509, representing a 33 percent increase over
last year and its best monthly sales performance since the current model was
introduced in 2010. Explorer retail sales were up 42 percent over last year,
providing it best March retail sales performance since 2005. 

With the industry's March full-size pickup segment estimated to be up 15
percent over last year, America's best-selling pickup, the Ford F-Series sales
increased 16 percent to 67,513 pickups in March. This was F-Series 20^th
straight month of monthly sales increases and represented F-Series' best March
and first quarter sales performance since 2007. 

The company's overall sales in March were up 6 percent with 236,160 vehicles
sold. Cars were even with a year ago, utilities up 14 percent and trucks up 6
percent.

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 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 MARCH 2013 U.S. SALES
                           March           %       Year-To-Date    %
                           2013    2012    Change  2013    2012    Change
SALES BY BRAND
 Ford                     229,335 214,615 6.9     582,584 518,411 12.4
 Lincoln                  6,825   8,803   -22.5   15,899  20,836  -23.7
 Total Vehicles         236,160 223,418 5.7     598,483 539,247 11.0
SALES BY TYPE
 Cars                     84,611  84,772  -0.2    211,436 193,025 9.5
 Utilities                68,548  60,366  13.6    178,472 150,415 18.7
 Trucks                   83,001  78,280  6.0     208,575 195,807 6.5
 Total Vehicles         236,160 223,418 5.7     598,483 539,247 11.0
FORD BRAND
Fiesta                     6,728   6,502   3.5     16,028  15,522  3.3
Focus                      24,929  28,293  -11.9   61,898  66,043  -6.3
C-MAX                      3,769   0       NA      9,677   0       NA
Fusion                     30,284  28,562  6.0     80,558  63,949  26.0
Taurus                     7,003   7,095   -1.3    16,984  14,871  14.2
Police Interceptor Sedan   926     28      3207.1  2,458   28      8678.6
Mustang                    7,688   9,046   -15.0   17,320  20,133  -14.0
Crown Victoria             0       481     -100.0  0       1,672   -100.0
 Ford Cars                81,327  80,007  1.6     204,923 182,218 12.5
Escape                     28,934  22,679  27.6    72,983  58,604  24.5
Edge                       12,237  14,058  -13.0   31,534  32,908  -4.2
Flex                       2,167   3,330   -34.9   5,444   6,807   -20.0
Explorer                   17,509  13,212  32.5    48,649  33,618  44.7
Police Interceptor Utility 1,090   27      3937.0  2,548   27      9337.0
Expedition                 3,070   3,022   1.6     7,928   8,422   -5.9
 Ford Utilities           65,007  56,328  15.4    169,086 140,386 20.4
F-Series                   67,513  58,061  16.3    168,843 143,827 17.4
Ranger                     0       4,404   -100.0  0       13,929  -100.0
E-Series                   11,316  12,308  -8.1    27,639  29,194  -5.3
Transit Connect            3,655   2,973   22.9    10,426  7,432   40.3
Heavy Trucks               517     534     -3.2    1,667   1,425   17.0
 Ford Trucks              83,001  78,280  6.0     208,575 195,807 6.5
 Ford Brand               229,335 214,615 6.9     582,584 518,411 12.4
                           March           %       Year-To-Date    %
                           2013    2012    Change  2013    2012    Change
LINCOLN BRAND
MKZ                        2,360   2,932   -19.5   3,758   7,081   -46.9
MKS                        924     1,689   -45.3   2,755   3,287   -16.2
Town Car                   0       144     -100.0  0       439     -100.0
Lincoln Cars               3,284   4,765   -31.1   6,513   10,807  -39.7
MKX                        2,354   2,609   -9.8    6,066   6,427   -5.6
MKT                        571     785     -27.3   1,493   1,485   0.5
Navigator                  616     644     -4.3    1,827   2,117   -13.7
Lincoln Utilities          3,541   4,038   -12.3   9,386   10,029  -6.4
 Lincoln Brand            6,825   8,803   -22.5   15,899  20,836  -23.7

SOURCE Ford Motor Company

Website: http://www.ford.com
Contact: Erich Merkle, 313.806.4562, emerkle2@ford.com