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F-Series Truck Sales Post 9 Percent Gain in May; Ford Vans Achieve Best May Sales in 38 Years

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

Ford Motor Company F-Series pickups posted a 9 percent gain in May, while Ford van sales reached their best May sales since 1978. The company's total U.S. sales of 235,997 vehicles declined 6 percent versus a year ago.

Ford F-Series sales of 67,412 pickups marked a 9 percent increase, boosting a 7 percent year-to-date increase with 324,307 pickups sold.

"Customers are showing how much they value the fuel economy, towing capability and technology we offer in our trucks with F-Series sales producing another strong gain in May," said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "With strong demand for pickups, vans and SUVs, Ford brand saw average prices grow almost $1,500 per vehicle in May – about 50 percent higher than the industry."

Ford Transit sales increased 16 percent with 13,640 vehicles sold, lifting overall Ford van results 7 percent for their best May performance since 1978.

The new Ford Escape posted a 6 percent increase with 30,861 SUVs sold. Through May, Ford Brand SUVs totaled 325,475 vehicles. This marks a 9 percent gain and the best-ever start for Ford Brand SUV sales in company history.

Lincoln sales increased 7 percent, capping six straight months of gains. All-new Lincoln MKX sales grew 88 percent with 2,794 vehicles sold – Lincoln's best May SUV sales since 2003.

FORD MOTOR COMPANY MAY 2016 U.S. SALES

               

May

%

Year-To-Date

%

2016

2015

Change

2016

2015

Change

SALES BY BRAND
Ford 226,190 241,639 -6.4 1,068,451 1,029,188 3.8
Lincoln 9,807 9,174 6.9 44,488 38,786 14.7
Total Vehicles 235,997 250,813 -5.9 1,112,939 1,067,974 4.2
 
SALES BY TYPE
Cars 67,315 89,755 -25.0 322,795 351,512 -8.2
Utilities 78,006 77,806 0.3 354,998 321,753 10.3
Trucks 90,676 83,252 8.9 435,146 394,709 10.2
Total Vehicles 235,997 250,813 -5.9 1,112,939 1,067,974 4.2
 
FORD BRAND
Fiesta 6,150 9,426 -34.8 21,475 27,518 -22.0
Focus 17,455 23,934 -27.1 83,653 95,028 -12.0
C-MAX 1,865 2,607 -28.5 8,152 8,702 -6.3
Fusion 24,589 31,325 -21.5 120,313 127,749 -5.8
Taurus 2,461 3,931 -37.4 17,181 15,543 10.5
Police Interceptor Sedan 766 1,007 -23.9 3,867 4,380 -11.7
Mustang 10,327 13,616 -24.2 53,189 56,571 -6.0
Ford Cars 63,613 85,846 -25.9 307,830 335,491 -8.2
 
Escape 30,861 29,248 5.5 126,375 122,290 3.3
Edge 12,384 14,399 -14.0 59,861 51,008 17.4
Flex 1,809 2,443 -26.0 10,237 9,004 13.7
Explorer 18,813 19,755 -4.8 94,981 89,127 6.6
Police Interceptor Utility 2,977 2,549 16.8 13,770 10,728 28.4
Expedition 5,057 4,147 21.9 20,251 16,831 20.3
Ford Utilities 71,901 72,541 -0.9 325,475 298,988 8.9
 
F-Series 67,412 61,870 9.0 324,307 302,009 7.4
E-Series 3,985 4,364 -8.7 22,163 23,074 -3.9
Transit 13,640 11,715 16.4 64,043 45,509 40.7
Transit Connect 4,390 4,576 -4.1 17,768 19,781 -10.2
Heavy Trucks 1,249 727 71.8 6,865 4,336 58.3
Ford Trucks 90,676 83,252 8.9 435,146 394,709 10.2
 
Ford Brand 226,190 241,639 -6.4 1,068,451 1,029,188 3.8
 
LINCOLN BRAND
MKZ 3,250 3,296 -1.4 11,933 12,717 -6.2
MKS 452 613 -26.3 3,032 3,304 -8.2
Lincoln Cars 3,702 3,909 -5.3 14,965 16,021 -6.6
 
MKC 2,162 2,289 -5.5 10,122 9,385 7.9
MKX 2,794 1,488 87.8 12,623 6,813 85.3
MKT 298 442 -32.6 1,899 1,727 10.0
Navigator 851 1,046 -18.6 4,879 4,840 0.8
Lincoln Utilities 6,105 5,265 16.0 29,523 22,765 29.7
 
Lincoln Brand 9,807 9,174 6.9 44,488 38,786 14.7

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 201,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company's core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. At the same time, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities through Ford Smart Mobility, the company's plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics. For more information regarding Ford, its products worldwide or Ford Motor Credit Company, visit www.corporate.ford.com.

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