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Demand for Company's Newest Vehicles Pushes Ford Sales to a 13 Percent Gain in October; Retail Sales up 13 Percent

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

Ford Motor Company U.S. sales totaled 213,938 vehicles last month, up 13 percent from a year ago. Retail sales results were up 13 percent with 154,036 vehicles sold – for the company's best October sales performance since 2004.

Retail sales increased across the product portfolio, with cars up 8 percent, with both trucks and SUVs rising 15 percent.

"Strong demand for our vehicles provided another double-digit sales increase in October, and Ford vehicles posted all-time record average transaction pricing of $34,600 per vehicle," said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "Gains in our truck business were especially strong, with F-Series delivering its fourth straight month of sales gains and its best October retail levels since 2004."

Ford vehicle average transaction prices rose $1,800 versus a year ago – the largest gain among any major automaker.

F-Series sales reached 65,500 trucks in October. At 65 percent of F-150 retail sales last month, EcoBoost®-equipped F-150 sales grew 95 percent versus a year ago.

Ford commercial van sales totaled 19,274 vehicles for October, with all-new Transit sales totaling 9,361 vehicles – a 75 percent increase in overall van sales for the month and the company's best October van performance in nearly 30 years.

Ford-brand SUVs posted a 12 percent increase overall with 60,786 vehicles sold – driven by the company's newest products.

The new Explorer saw a 30 percent gain, while the all-new Edge achieved an October increase of 39 percent.

Mustang and Fusion performance fueled Ford brand car sales growth in October by 17 percent. Mustang posted a 121 percent increase with 10,096 cars sold, while Fusion posted its best-ever October with 23,668 cars sold.

The all-new Lincoln MKX posted its best-ever October sales results with 2,189 SUVs sold, a 10 percent overall gain for the month.

 

FORD MOTOR COMPANY OCTOBER 2015 U.S. SALES

             

October

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Year-To-Date

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2015

2014

Change

2015

2014

Change

SALES BY BRAND
Ford 205,453 179,771 14.3 2,103,677 1,996,600 5.4
Lincoln 8,485 8,883 -4.5 82,449 76,671 7.5
Total Vehicles 213,938 188,654 13.4 2,186,126 2,073,271 5.4
 
SALES BY TYPE
Cars 61,924 53,542 15.7 690,997 688,971 0.3
Utilities 66,407 59,908 10.8 676,417 620,759 9.0
Trucks 85,607 75,204 13.8 818,712 763,541 7.2
Total Vehicles 213,938 188,654 13.4 2,186,126 2,073,271 5.4
 
FORD BRAND
Fiesta 3,618 3,629 -0.3 57,486 56,032 2.6
Focus 16,423 13,733 19.6 180,287 189,889 -5.1
C-MAX 1,607 1,962 -18.1 18,898 23,693 -20.2
Fusion 23,668 22,846 3.6 255,143 263,431 -3.1
Taurus 2,803 3,019 -7.2 33,316 46,601 -28.5
Police Interceptor Sedan 845 756 11.8 8,291 8,868 -6.5
Mustang 10,096 4,565 121.2 106,321 64,396 65.1
Ford Cars 59,060 50,510 16.9 659,742 652,910 1.0
 
Escape 24,719 24,919 -0.8 257,731 255,081 1.0
Edge 10,011 7,225 38.6 105,720 93,276 13.3
Flex 1,409 1,697 -17.0 16,471 20,233 -18.6
Explorer 18,748 14,455 29.7 190,276 157,758 20.6
Police Interceptor Utility 1,975 2,041 -3.2 20,618 17,390 18.6
Expedition 3,924 3,720 5.5 34,407 36,411 -5.5
Ford Utilities 60,786 54,057 12.4 625,223 580,149 7.8
 
F-Series 65,500 63,410 3.3 629,951 620,447 1.5
E-Series 4,036 4,712 -14.3 43,072 93,856 -54.1
Transit 9,361 2,257 314.8 95,446 5,567 1614.5
Transit Connect 5,877 4,068 44.5 42,704 36,012 18.6
Heavy Trucks 833 757 10.0 7,539 7,659 -1.6
Ford Trucks 85,607 75,204 13.8 818,712 763,541 7.2
 
Ford Brand 205,453 179,771 14.3 2,103,677 1,996,600 5.4
 
 
 

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LINCOLN BRAND
MKZ 2,406 2,508 -4.1 25,369 29,277 -13.3
MKS 458 524 -12.6 5,886 6,784 -13.2
Lincoln Cars 2,864 3,032 -5.5 31,255 36,061 -13.3
 
MKC 1,982 2,197 -9.8 20,219 8,615 134.7
MKX 2,189 1,996 9.7 17,356 20,724 -16.3
MKT 456 338 34.9 3,865 4,063 -4.9
Navigator 994 1,320 -24.7 9,754 7,208 35.3
Lincoln Utilities 5,621 5,851 -3.9 51,194 40,610 26.1
 
Lincoln Brand 8,485 8,883 -4.5 82,449 76,671 7.5
 

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 197,000 employees and 67 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 www.corporate.ford.com.

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