Ford Motor Company U.S. Sales Up 18 Percent; Ford Fusion, Ford Escape and new Lincoln MKZ Set Sales Records

Ford Motor Company U.S. Sales Up 18 Percent; Ford Fusion, Ford Escape and new
                        Lincoln MKZ Set Sales Records

PR Newswire

DEARBORN, Mich., May 1, 2013

DEARBORN, Mich., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  oFord Motor Company April U.S. sales up 18 percent compared to last year –
    best April sales since 2007, with cars up 21 percent, utilities up 16
    percent and trucks up 16 percent
  oFusion and Escape both establish April sales records, with sales increases
    of 24 and 52 percent respectively
  oF-Series, America's best-selling pickup for 36 years, posts a 24 percent
    increase, with sales of 59,030 – best April sales results since 2006
  oLincoln overall sales up 21 percent; MKZ delivers its best monthly sales
    performance ever – with April sales passing the 4,000 vehicle mark for the
    first time in MKZ history

Ford's April sales climbed 18 percent with gains across the portfolio – with
cars up 21 percent, utilities up 16 percent, and trucks up 16 percent. Retail
sales were up 27 percent.

"We are working harder than ever to keep pace with record demand for our
all-new, fuel-efficient Fusion and Escape – with sales growth particularly
strong on the coasts," said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing,
Sales and Service. "F-Series pickups also continue to build on their momentum
as the housing and construction industries rebound."

Fusion continues its strong sales run with best-ever April sales results of
26,722 vehicles, a 24 percent increase over record year-ago April levels. The
strongest retail sales increases for Fusion continue to come from the western
and southeastern U.S. – with the sales in the West doubling in April and the
Southeast up 70 percent.

Escape also had its strongest April sales since its launch 13 years ago,
reporting a 52 percent increase with 25,826 vehicles sold.

Sales of America's best-selling pickup, the Ford F-Series increased 24
percent, with 59,030 pickups sold. This represents F-Series best April sales
results since 2006. It also is the 21^st straight monthly sales increase for
F-Series – with sales up 19 percent year to date.

In April, Lincoln sales increased 21 percent. The new Lincoln MKZ established
an all-time monthly sales record, with 4,012 vehicles sold for the month –
breaking the 4,000 vehicle mark for the first time ever.

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 175,000 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 APRIL 2013 U.S. SALES
                           April           %       Year-To-Date    %
                           2013    2012    Change  2013    2012    Change
SALES BY BRAND
 Ford                     204,969 174,042 17.8    787,553 692,453 13.7
 Lincoln                  7,615   6,308   20.7    23,514  27,144  -13.4
 Total Vehicles         212,584 180,350 17.9    811,067 719,597 12.7
SALES BY TYPE
 Cars                     78,513  64,789  21.2    289,949 257,814 12.5
 Utilities                59,089  50,724  16.5    237,561 201,139 18.1
 Trucks                   74,982  64,837  15.6    283,557 260,644 8.8
 Total Vehicles         212,584 180,350 17.9    811,067 719,597 12.7
FORD BRAND
Fiesta                     6,080   5,135   18.4    22,108  20,657  7.0
Focus                      22,557  19,425  16.1    84,455  85,468  -1.2
C-MAX                      3,608   0       NA      13,285  0       NA
Fusion                     26,722  21,610  23.7    107,280 85,559  25.4
Taurus                     5,887   6,664   -11.7   22,871  21,535  6.2
Police Interceptor Sedan   1,166   547     113.2   3,624   575     530.3
Mustang                    7,751   7,801   -0.6    25,071  27,934  -10.2
Crown Victoria             0       372     -100.0  0       2,044   -100.0
 Ford Cars                73,771  61,554  19.8    278,694 243,772 14.3
Escape                     25,826  16,986  52.0    98,809  75,590  30.7
Edge                       10,357  10,520  -1.5    41,891  43,428  -3.5
Flex                       1,808   2,724   -33.6   7,252   9,531   -23.9
Explorer                   14,204  13,419  5.8     62,853  47,037  33.6
Police Interceptor Utility 1,236   667     85.3    3,784   694     445.2
Expedition                 2,785   3,335   -16.5   10,713  11,757  -8.9
 Ford Utilities           56,216  47,651  18.0    225,302 188,037 19.8
F-Series                   59,030  47,453  24.4    227,873 191,280 19.1
Ranger                     0       1,990   -100.0  0       15,919  -100.0
E-Series                   12,573  11,810  6.5     40,212  41,004  -1.9
Transit Connect            2,779   2,892   -3.9    13,205  10,324  27.9
Heavy Trucks               600     692     -13.3   2,267   2,117   7.1
 Ford Trucks              74,982  64,837  15.6    283,557 260,644 8.8
 Ford Brand               204,969 174,042 17.8    787,553 692,453 13.7
                           April           %       Year-To-Date    %
                           2013    2012    Change  2013    2012    Change
LINCOLN BRAND
MKZ                        4,012   1,863   115.4   7,770   8,944   -13.1
MKS                        730     1,298   -43.8   3,485   4,585   -24.0
Town Car                   0       74      -100.0  0       513     -100.0
Lincoln Cars               4,742   3,235   46.6    11,255  14,042  -19.8
MKX                        1,740   1,882   -7.5    7,806   8,309   -6.1
MKT                        453     654     -30.7   1,946   2,139   -9.0
Navigator                  680     537     26.6    2,507   2,654   -5.5
Lincoln Utilities          2,873   3,073   -6.5    12,259  13,102  -6.4
 Lincoln Brand            7,615   6,308   20.7    23,514  27,144  -13.4



SOURCE Ford Motor Company

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