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New Products Make Ford America's Best-Selling Brand for Sixth Straight Year; F-Series No. 1 Vehicle for 34th Year

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

Ford Motor Company's total 2015 U.S. sales of 2,613,162 vehicles are the company's best annual sales results in nine years – up 5 percent. Ford brand sales of 2,511,935 vehicles make Ford America's best-selling brand for six straight years.

U.S. December sales total 239,242 vehicles, up 8 percent versus a year ago. An 8 percent retail sales increase drove overall performance, with 174,509 vehicles sold last month.

F-Series sales totaled 85,211 trucks in December, up 15 percent. Strong demand for F-150 contributed to the performance, as F-Series broke through the 85,000 vehicle mark for the first time in a decade. For the year, F-Series sales totaled 780,354 trucks – making it America's best-selling pickup for 39 consecutive years and best-selling vehicle for 34 straight years.

"December capped off six straight months of year-over-year sales gains for F-Series, with strong increases coming from both retail sales and the strength of commercial fleet orders, as we closed out 2015," said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "Ford-brand SUVs delivered their best sales results in more than a decade, with our newest SUVs leaving dealer lots in a matter of days."

Ford sold a total of 220,586 vans in 2015. This was an increase of 32 percent compared to the year prior and represents Fords highest van sales performance in company history. For the month of December, Ford van sales totaled 21,549, a 6 percent increase.

Ford-brand SUVs totaled 65,675 sales last month – a 13 percent increase versus a year ago, for the best December performance since 2003. Escape sales of 27,954 rose 9 percent, for a record December and a record year. The all-new Edge delivered a 29 percent increase, with 10,263 vehicles sold. New Explorer sold a total 18,892 SUVs, a 14 percent increase, marking its best December performance since 2005.

December Fusion sales increased 15 percent at retail and 10 percent overall, making it Fusion's best-ever December sales performance with 25,576 cars sold.

Lincoln sales totaled 10,860 vehicles for the month, representing a 12 percent increase and a 13 percent retail gain.

Strong performance from the all-new Lincoln MKX, with 2,960 vehicles sold, contributed to a 77 percent increase compared with a year ago. Lincoln MKZ sales were 3,207, up 22 percent.

FORD MOTOR COMPANY DECEMBER 2015 U.S. SALES

               
December % Year-To-Date %
2015 2014 Change 2015 2014 Change
SALES BY BRAND
Ford 228,382 210,981 8.2 2,511,935 2,386,468 5.3
Lincoln 10,860 9,690 12.1 101,227 94,474 7.1
Total Vehicles 239,242 220,671 8.4 2,613,162 2,480,942 5.3
 
SALES BY TYPE
Cars 57,989 60,557 -4.2 797,817 804,714 -0.9
Utilities 72,857 64,159 13.6 804,325 745,829 7.8
Trucks 108,396 95,955 13.0 1,011,020 930,399 8.7
Total Vehicles 239,242 220,671 8.4 2,613,162 2,480,942 5.3
 
FORD BRAND
Fiesta 3,550 3,724 -4.7 64,458 63,192 2.0
Focus 11,005 14,883 -26.1 202,478 219,634 -7.8
C-MAX 1,416 1,962 -27.8 21,768 27,595 -21.1
Fusion 25,576 23,166 10.4 300,170 306,860 -2.2
Taurus 3,250 3,061 6.2 39,051 52,395 -25.5
Police Interceptor Sedan 772 687 12.4 9,765 10,234 -4.6
Mustang 8,742 9,511 -8.1 122,349 82,635 48.1
Ford Cars 54,311 56,994 -4.7 760,039 762,545 -0.3
 
Escape 27,954 25,603 9.2 306,492 306,212 0.1
Edge 10,263 7,940 29.3 124,120 108,864 14.0
Flex 1,735 1,786 -2.9 19,570 23,822 -17.8
Explorer 18,892 16,632 13.6 224,309 189,339 18.5
Police Interceptor Utility 2,775 1,832 51.5 24,942 20,655 20.8
Expedition 4,056 4,239 -4.3 41,443 44,632 -7.1
Ford Utilities 65,675 58,032 13.2 740,876 693,524 6.8
 
F-Series 85,211 74,355 14.6 780,354 753,851 3.5
E-Series 3,722 5,256 -29.2 50,788 103,263 -50.8
Transit 12,547 10,030 25.1 117,577 20,448 475.0
Transit Connect 5,280 5,012 5.3 52,221 43,210 20.9
Heavy Trucks 1,636 1,302 25.7 10,080 9,627 4.7
Ford Trucks 108,396 95,955 13.0 1,011,020 930,399 8.7
 
Ford Brand 228,382 210,981 8.2 2,511,935 2,386,468 5.3
 
 
December % Year-To-Date %
2015 2014 Change 2015 2014 Change
LINCOLN BRAND
MKZ 3,207 2,636 21.7 30,901 34,009 -9.1
MKS 471 927 -49.2 6,877 8,160 -15.7
Lincoln Cars 3,678 3,563 3.2 37,778 42,169 -10.4
 
MKC 2,566 2,310 11.1 24,590 13,077 88.0
MKX 2,960 1,669 77.4 22,199 23,995 -7.5
MKT 406 356 14.0 4,696 4,800 -2.2
Navigator 1,250 1,792 -30.2 11,964 10,433 14.7
Lincoln Utilities 7,182 6,127 17.2 63,449 52,305 21.3
 
Lincoln Brand 10,860 9,690 12.1 101,227 94,474 7.1

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 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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Erich Merkle
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emerkle2@ford.com

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