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Ford Delivers Best First-Half U.S. Sales in a Decade; Strong Demand for F-Series, Ford Brand SUVs Drive Gains

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

Ford Motor Company's first-half total U.S. sales grew 5 percent with 1,353,048 vehicles sold – its best first-half performance since 2006. June sales were up 6 percent, with 240,109 vehicles sold.

Ford truck performance remains the standout for the first half of the year. The company sold 531,500 pickups and vans – a 13 percent gain versus a year ago. Truck sales were up 24 percent in June, driven by strong F-Series sales of 70,937 vehicles – a 29 percent increase versus a year ago and their best June sales performance in more than a decade.

"Strong customer demand has helped us continue growing our truck leadership position, further widening the gap with our nearest competitor versus last year," said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "Consumer demand for Ford SUVs also continues to surge to all-time highs, allowing us to introduce new levels of capability, versatility and technology to a whole new generation of SUV fans."

Ford brand SUVs had their best-ever first half with 395,116 total vehicles sold – up 9 percent versus a year ago. Ford SUVs posted a 7 percent increase last month with 69,641 vehicles sold, marking the best June in 15 years. Escape sales were up 20 percent, driven by the new 2017 model.

Ford commercial van performance grew 17 percent in the first half with a total of 128,378 vehicles sold – largely driven by Transit's 36 percent gain in the same period with 78,480 sold. Transit sales increased 19 percent in June, with 14,437 sold.

Overall, Ford's monthly van sales grew 14 percent – the company's best commercial van sales since 1978 – with 24,404 sold.

For the first half, Lincoln sales totaled 53,297 vehicles – a 13 percent increase versus a year ago. Lincoln sales were up 6 percent in June with 8,809 vehicles sold. Growth came from the marque's newest products, with Lincoln MKX up 27 percent, the new Lincoln MKZ up 9 percent and Lincoln MKC up 2 percent.

FORD MOTOR COMPANY JUNE 2016 U.S. SALES

             

June

%

Year-To-Date

%

2016

2015

Change

2016

2015

Change

SALES BY BRAND
Ford 231,300 217,321 6.4 1,299,751 1,246,509 4.3
Lincoln 8,809 8,326 5.8 53,297 47,112 13.1
Total Vehicles 240,109 225,647 6.4 1,353,048 1,293,621 4.6
 
SALES BY TYPE
Cars 68,478 77,948 -12.1 391,273 429,460 -8.9
SUVs 75,277 70,143 7.3 430,275 391,896 9.8
Trucks 96,354 77,556 24.2 531,500 472,265 12.5
Total Vehicles 240,109 225,647 6.4 1,353,048 1,293,621 4.6
 
FORD BRAND
Fiesta 4,064 7,971 -49.0 25,539 35,489 -28.0
Focus 19,491 22,051 -11.6 103,144 117,079 -11.9
C-MAX 2,116 2,481 -14.7 10,268 11,183 -8.2
Fusion 26,520 25,409 4.4 146,833 153,158 -4.1
Taurus 2,514 4,493 -44.0 19,695 20,036 -1.7
Police Interceptor Sedan 824 756 9.0 4,691 5,136 -8.7
Mustang 9,776 11,719 -16.6 62,965 68,290 -7.8
Ford Cars 65,305 74,880 -12.8 373,135 410,371 -9.1
 
Escape 29,003 24,126 20.2 155,378 146,416 6.1
Edge 11,177 12,587 -11.2 71,038 63,595 11.7
Flex 1,598 1,591 0.4 11,835 10,595 11.7
Explorer 17,356 20,377 -14.8 112,337 109,504 2.6
Police Interceptor Utility 3,000 2,172 38.1 16,770 12,900 30.0
Expedition 7,507 4,032 86.2 27,758 20,863 33.0
Ford SUVs 69,641 64,885 7.3 395,116 363,873 8.6
 
F-Series 70,937 55,171 28.6 395,244 357,180 10.7
E-Series 5,232 4,809 8.8 27,395 27,883 -1.8
Transit 14,437 12,134 19.0 78,480 57,643 36.1
Transit Connect 4,735 4,476 5.8 22,503 24,257 -7.2
Heavy Trucks 1,013 966 4.9 7,878 5,302 48.6
Ford Trucks 96,354 77,556 24.2 531,500 472,265 12.5
 
Ford Brand 231,300 217,321 6.4 1,299,751 1,246,509 4.3
 
LINCOLN BRAND
MKZ 2,760 2,543 8.5 14,693 15,260 -3.7
MKS 413 525 -21.3 3,445 3,829 -10.0
Lincoln Cars 3,173 3,068 3.4 18,138 19,089 -5.0
 
MKC 1,989 1,947 2.2 12,111 11,332 6.9
MKX 2,466 1,936 27.4 15,089 8,749 72.5
MKT 259 376 -31.1 2,158 2,103 2.6
Navigator 922 999 -7.7 5,801 5,839 -0.7
Lincoln SUVs 5,636 5,258 7.2 35,159 28,023 25.5
 
Lincoln Brand 8,809 8,326 5.8 53,297 47,112 13.1

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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Erich Merkle
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emerkle2@ford.com

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