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Strong Demand for New Products Boosts Ford August U.S. Sales to Best Levels in 9 Years

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

Ford Motor Company delivered its best August U.S. sales in nine years on strong demand for new cars, SUVs and trucks. Sales totaled 234,237 vehicles, a 5 percent increase.

"Customer demand for our newest vehicles made August a strong month for Ford," said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "Improved availability helped make August the strongest sales month this year for F-Series. We also had our best month of Ford SUV sales in 12 years."

F-Series delivered its best August sales results since 2006, with total sales of 71,332 – a 5 percent increase in sales versus a year ago. F-150 EcoBoost sales also have been growing, representing 63 percent of F-150 retail sales in August and an 86 percent increase versus EcoBoost sales a year ago.

Ford van sales continued to gain in August with 18,081 vehicles sold, a 70 percent increase. This represents Ford's best August van performance since 1994 – driven primarily by the all-new Transit, which totaled 10,263 vehicles sold, and a record August Transit Connect sales month of 3,995 vehicles.

Ford's newest SUVs also saw sales gains, with Edge and Explorer up 36 percent and 22 percent, respectively. This helped drive a 12 percent increase in Ford brand SUV sales, for a total of 69,077 vehicles sold. This represents the best August sales performance for the Ford brand SUV lineup since 2003.

Mustang sales increased 70 percent compared with a year ago, with sales of 9,997 vehicles, marking its best August performance since 2007.

Lincoln sales increased 6 percent versus a year ago – the luxury brand's best August results in seven years. The new Navigator posted a 79 percent increase, while Lincoln MKC sales increased 37 percent.

FORD MOTOR COMPANY AUGUST 2015 U.S. SALES

           

August

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2015

2014

Change

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2014

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SALES BY BRAND
Ford 225,601 214,028 5.4 1,685,305 1,643,911 2.5
Lincoln 8,636 8,146 6.0 65,284 60,531 7.9
Total Vehicles 234,237 222,174 5.4 1,750,589 1,704,442 2.7
 
SALES BY TYPE
Cars 69,877 75,144 -7.0 565,341 581,820 -2.8
Utilities 74,590 66,396 12.3 540,118 505,711 6.8
Trucks 89,770 80,634 11.3 645,130 616,911 4.6
Total Vehicles 234,237 222,174 5.4 1,750,589 1,704,442 2.7
 
FORD BRAND
Fiesta 5,892 5,592 5.4 46,872 48,218 -2.8
Focus 16,321 22,079 -26.1 150,427 160,759 -6.4
C-MAX 2,224 3,501 -36.5 15,325 19,945 -23.2
Fusion 28,270 29,452 -4.0 206,533 218,892 -5.6
Taurus 3,447 4,430 -22.2 27,485 39,689 -30.7
Police Interceptor Sedan 603 786 -23.3 6,532 7,248 -9.9
Mustang 9,997 5,878 70.1 86,769 56,673 53.1
Ford Cars 66,754 71,718 -6.9 539,943 551,424 -2.1
 
Escape 28,870 28,996 -0.4 204,539 208,444 -1.9
Edge 11,832 8,724 35.6 85,447 78,356 9.0
Flex 1,303 1,942 -32.9 13,796 16,826 -18.0
Explorer 21,658 17,748 22.0 152,523 129,533 17.7
Police Interceptor Utility 2,013 1,643 22.5 16,933 13,324 27.1
Expedition 3,401 2,623 29.7 26,994 29,093 -7.2
Ford Utilities 69,077 61,676 12.0 500,232 475,576 5.2
 
F-Series 71,332 68,109 4.7 494,800 497,174 -0.5
E-Series 3,823 6,702 -43.0 35,048 83,595 -58.1
Transit 10,263 1,099 833.8 75,931 2,085 3541.8
Transit Connect 3,995 3,923 1.8 32,975 27,812 18.6
Heavy Trucks 357 801 -55.4 6,376 6,245 2.1
Ford Trucks 89,770 80,634 11.3 645,130 616,911 4.6
 
Ford Brand 225,601 214,028 5.4 1,685,305 1,643,911 2.5
 
 
 

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LINCOLN BRAND
MKZ 2,571 2,841 -9.5 20,473 24,593 -16.8
MKS 552 585 -5.6 4,925 5,803 -15.1
Lincoln Cars 3,123 3,426 -8.8 25,398 30,396 -16.4
 
MKC 2,411 1,760 37.0 16,198 4,655 248.0
MKX 1,763 2,059 -14.4 13,031 17,139 -24.0
MKT 285 313 -8.9 2,979 3,466 -14.1
Navigator 1,054 588 79.3 7,678 4,875 57.5
Lincoln Utilities 5,513 4,720 16.8 39,886 30,135 32.4
 
Lincoln Brand 8,636 8,146 6.0 65,284 60,531 7.9

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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