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Ford Posts Best July U.S. Sales Performance in Nine Years on Strong Demand for Its Newest Vehicles

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DEARBORN, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Strong demand for its newest products lifted Ford Motor Company to its best July U.S. sales performance since 2006, with a total of 222,731 vehicles sold last month. Retail sales increased 5 percent.

"We continue seeing even stronger demand for our newest products, especially F-150, Explorer, Edge, Mustang and Transit," said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "With continued improvement in inventory, F-Series retail momentum continued building in July. Customers truly value the new F-150's capability, performance and fuel efficiency."

F-Series retail sales are up 13 percent, providing the best July retail results since 2006, even with continued all-time record transaction pricing – up $3,200 versus a year ago.

Van sales increased 14 percent last month with a total of 16,090 vehicles sold. The all-new Transit, which posted sales of 8,025 vehicles for July, drove Ford's commercial van business to 15-year sales highs.

Ford brand SUV sales of 67,282 vehicles represent an 11 percent increase over year-ago levels, delivering the best July sales results since 2005 Escape sales increased 10 percent, with 29,253 vehicles sold, representing an all-time July sales record.

Explorer momentum continued with 21,361 sales – a 27 percent increase. All-new Edge performance contributed to the increase as well, with sales up 17 percent for July. Edge and Explorer are turning fast on dealer lots at just 18 days and 13 days, respectively.

Fusion sales of 25,105 vehicles last month, posted an increase of 5 percent, marking Fusion's best July sales performance ever. With 8,482 cars sold, Mustang sales increased 29 percent compared to a year ago. Southern California, America's largest sports car region, continues to drive Mustang performance, with retail sales up 81 percent in July.

Lincoln sales increased 21 percent versus a year ago – the luxury brand's best July results in a decade. Lincoln MKC was up 60 percent, while the new Navigator saw a 24 percent gain relative to a year ago. The all-new Lincoln MKX delivered a 27 percent increase, turning on dealer lots in just six days.

FORD MOTOR COMPANY JULY 2015 U.S. SALES

               

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2015

2014

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2014

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SALES BY BRAND
Ford 213,195 204,373 4.3 1,459,704 1,429,883 2.1
Lincoln 9,536 7,863 21.3 56,648 52,385 8.1
Total Vehicles 222,731 212,236 4.9 1,516,352 1,482,268 2.3
 
SALES BY TYPE
Cars 66,004 68,702 -3.9 495,464 506,676 -2.2
Utilities 73,632 64,951 13.4 465,528 439,315 6.0
Trucks 83,095 78,583 5.7 555,360 536,277 3.6
Total Vehicles 222,731 212,236 4.9 1,516,352 1,482,268 2.3
 
FORD BRAND
Fiesta 5,491 7,545 -27.2 40,980 42,626 -3.9
Focus 17,027 17,724 -3.9 134,106 138,680 -3.3
C-MAX 1,918 2,994 -35.9 13,101 16,444 -20.3
Fusion 25,105 23,942 4.9 178,263 189,440 -5.9
Taurus 4,002 5,587 -28.4 24,038 35,259 -31.8
Police Interceptor Sedan 793 1,040 -23.8 5,929 6,462 -8.2
Mustang 8,482 6,564 29.2 76,772 50,795 51.1
Ford Cars 62,818 65,396 -3.9 473,189 479,706 -1.4
 
Escape 29,253 26,558 10.1 175,669 179,448 -2.1
Edge 10,020 8,564 17.0 73,615 69,632 5.7
Flex 1,898 1,895 0.2 12,493 14,884 -16.1
Explorer 21,361 16,797 27.2 130,865 111,785 17.1
Police Interceptor Utility 2,020 2,209 -8.6 14,920 11,681 27.7
Expedition 2,730 4,371 -37.5 23,593 26,470 -10.9
Ford Utilities 67,282 60,394 11.4 431,155 413,900 4.2
 
F-Series 66,288 63,240 4.8 423,468 429,065 -1.3
E-Series 3,342 9,988 -66.5 31,225 76,893 -59.4
Transit 8,025 496 1517.9 65,668 986 6560.0
Transit Connect 4,723 4,090 15.5 28,980 23,889 21.3
Heavy Trucks 717 769 -6.8 6,019 5,444 10.6
Ford Trucks 83,095 78,583 5.7 555,360 536,277 3.6
 
Ford Brand 213,195 204,373 4.3 1,459,704 1,429,883 2.1
 
 
 

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LINCOLN BRAND
MKZ 2,642 2,776 -4.8 17,902 21,752 -17.7
MKS 544 530 2.6 4,373 5,218 -16.2
Lincoln Cars 3,186 3,306 -3.6 22,275 26,970 -17.4
 
MKC 2,455 1,534 60.0 13,787 2,895 376.2
MKX 2,519 1,983 27.0 11,268 15,080 -25.3
MKT 591 406 45.6 2,694 3,153 -14.6
Navigator 785 634 23.8 6,624 4,287 54.5
Lincoln Utilities 6,350 4,557 39.3 34,373 25,415 35.2
 
Lincoln Brand 9,536 7,863 21.3 56,648 52,385 8.1
 

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 195,000 employees and 66 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.

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Ford Motor Company
Erich Merkle
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emerkle2@ford.com


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