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Feb. 2006 Sales: Ford Motor Company

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FORD MOTOR COMPANY REPORTS FEBRUARY U.S. SALES

*Ford sales totaled 244,021, down 4 percent compared with a year ago.

*Ford's F-Series truck up 6 percent.

*Ford, Lincoln and Mercury cars up 2 percent on continued strong demand for all-new Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln Zephyr.

*Land Rover dealers report record February sales.

*Ford announces second quarter 2006 North American production plans.

DEARBORN, Mich., Mar. 1 - U.S. customers purchased or leased 244,021 cars and trucks from Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo dealers in February, down 4 percent compared with a year ago. Year-to-date through February, sales totaled 449,692, down 1 percent.

Ford's F-Series truck posted another sales increase to start the year. F-Series sales totaled 62,862, up 6 percent compared with a year ago.

The company's domestic brands (Ford, Mercury, and Lincoln) achieved higher car sales for the second month in a row on continued strong demand for their all-new, mid-size sedans. Combined sales for the Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln Zephyr totaled 13,388.

Land Rover dealers reported record February sales of 3,453, up 28 percent compared with a year ago.

North American Production Plan

The company plans to produce 890,000 vehicles (325,000 cars and 565,000 trucks) in the second quarter 2006. In the second quarter 2005, the company produced 906,000 vehicles (294,000 cars and 612,000 trucks).

In the first quarter 2006, the company plans to build 885,000 vehicles (320,000 cars and 565,000 trucks). This plan is equal to the previously-announced production plan.

FORD MOTOR COMPANY FEBRUARY 2006 U.S. SALES


                              February Month     %      February CYTD      %
                              2006     2005    Change   2006     2005   Change
    Sales By Brand
       Ford                  204,846  208,239   -1.6   374,258  371,941    0.6
       Mercury                15,950   18,540  -14.0    28,731   33,849  -15.1
       Lincoln                 9,713   11,332  -14.3    19,058   18,724    1.8
       Jaguar                  1,662    2,917  -43.0     3,258    5,162  -36.9
       Volvo                   8,397   10,404  -19.3    17,241   20,538  -16.1
       Land Rover              3,453    2,702   27.8     7,146    5,462   30.8
          Total Ford Motor
           Company           244,021  254,134   -4.0   449,692  455,676   -1.3

    Memo: Cars and Trucks
       Cars                   90,938   92,266   -1.4   173,648  162,209    7.1
       Trucks                153,083  161,868   -5.4   276,044  293,467   -5.9
          Total Ford Motor
           Company           244,021  254,134   -4.0   449,692  455,676   -1.3



                       FORD BRAND FEBRUARY 2006 U.S. SALES


                          February Month       %      February CYTD       %
                           2006     2005     Change   2006     2005     Change

    Crown Victoria         5,987    5,604      6.8   11,187   10,114     10.6
    Five Hundred           8,073    7,524      7.3   15,236   12,925     17.9
    Taurus                16,916   19,694    -14.1   31,571   34,227     -7.8
    Fusion                 9,143        0       NA   19,142        0       NA
    Focus                 13,628   16,511    -17.5   26,080   28,940     -9.9
    Mustang               13,367   14,050     -4.9   24,575   24,335      1.0
    Thunderbird              225      858    -73.8      469    1,516    -69.1
    GT                       194        4  4,750.0      351       11  3,090.9
      Total Ford Cars     67,533   64,245      5.1  128,611  112,068     14.8

    Freestyle              6,035    5,573      8.3   10,764    9,731     10.6
    Escape                15,583   14,310      8.9   26,593   27,178     -2.2
    Explorer              17,559   22,250    -21.1   29,559   37,728    -21.7
    Expedition             7,292    9,230    -21.0   12,608   16,807    -25.0
    Excursion                325    1,100    -70.5      715    1,971    -63.7
    Freestar               5,599    8,694    -35.6   11,345   14,215    -20.2
    Econoline/Club Wagon  14,269   14,182      0.6   23,270   25,724     -9.5
    Ranger                 6,383    8,214    -22.3   12,569   15,848    -20.7
    F-Series              62,862   59,562      5.5  115,633  108,881      6.2
    Low Cab Forward          297        0       NA      518        0       NA
    Heavy Trucks           1,109      879     26.2    2,073    1,790     15.8
      Total Ford Trucks  137,313  143,994     -4.6  245,647  259,873     -5.5

      Total Ford Brand   204,846  208,239     -1.6  374,258  371,941      0.6



                LINCOLN AND MERCURY BRAND FEBRUARY 2006 U.S. SALES


                               February Month     %      February CYTD     %
                               2006    2005    Change    2006    2005   Change

    Grand Marquis               6,262   6,846    -8.5   10,702  12,415   -13.8
    Montego                     1,896   1,621    17.0    3,882   2,983    30.1
    Sable                           0   3,334  -100.0        0   5,850  -100.0
    Milan                       2,371       0      NA    4,394       0      NA
      Total Mercury Cars       10,529  11,801   -10.8   18,978  21,248   -10.7

    Town Car                    3,282   4,011   -18.2    5,865   6,582   -10.9
    LS                          1,074   2,812   -61.8    1,947   4,328   -55.0
    Zephyr                      1,874       0      NA    4,566       0      NA
      Total Lincoln Cars        6,230   6,823    -8.7   12,378  10,910    13.5

      Total Mercury
        and Lincoln Cars       16,759  18,624   -10.0   31,356  32,158    -2.5

    Mariner                     3,031   2,805     8.1    5,033   5,165    -2.6
    Mountaineer                 1,969   3,093   -36.3    3,966   5,708   -30.5
    Monterey                      421     841   -49.9      754   1,728   -56.4
      Total Mercury Trucks      5,421   6,739   -19.6    9,753  12,601   -22.6

    Navigator                   1,959   2,524   -22.4    3,589   4,536   -20.9
    Aviator                       500   1,955   -74.4    1,036   3,248   -68.1
    Mark LT                     1,024      30      NA    2,055      30      NA
      Total Lincoln Trucks      3,483   4,509   -22.8    6,680   7,814   -14.5

      Total Mercury
        and Lincoln Trucks      8,904  11,248   -20.8   16,433  20,415   -19.5

      Total Mercury
        and Lincoln Vehicles   25,663  29,872   -14.1   47,789  52,573    -9.1

    Total Lincoln Brand         9,713  11,332   -14.3   19,058  18,724     1.8
    Total Mercury Brand        15,950  18,540   -14.0   28,731  33,849   -15.1



                      JAGUAR BRAND FEBRUARY 2006 U.S. SALES

                                February Month   %      February CYTD     %
                                2006    2005  Change     2006    2005  Change
    XJ                           429     856   -49.9      894   1,483   -39.7
    S-TYPE                       611     798   -23.4    1,189   1,418   -16.1
    X-TYPE                       483   1,071   -54.9      915   1,927   -52.5
    XK                           139     192   -27.6      260     334   -22.2
      Total Jaguar             1,662   2,917   -43.0    3,258   5,162   -36.9



                       VOLVO BRAND FEBRUARY 2006 U.S. SALES

                                February Month   %       February CYTD    %
                                2006    2005  Change     2006    2005  Change
    S40                         1,821   2,126  -14.3     3,773   4,215  -10.5
    V50                           321     543  -40.9       700     994  -29.6
    V40                             0       1     NA         0       1     NA
    S60                         1,866   1,935   -3.6     3,930   3,858    1.9
    V70                           383     701  -45.4       832   1,313  -36.6
    XC70                          894   1,055  -15.3     1,916   2,146  -10.7
    C70                            47     229  -79.5        74     423  -82.5
    S80                           546     945  -42.2     1,114   2,017  -44.8
    XC90                        2,519   2,869  -12.2     4,902   5,571  -12.0
      Total Volvo               8,397  10,404  -19.3    17,241  20,538  -16.1



                    LAND ROVER BRAND FEBRUARY 2006 U.S. SALES

                                February Month     %    February CYTD      %
                                2006     2005   Change   2006    2005   Change
    Range Rover                   854     790      8.1   1,771   1,648     7.5
    Range Rover Sport           1,262       0       NA   2,662       0      NA
    LR3                         1,331   1,504    -11.5   2,700   2,814    -4.1
    Discovery                       0     176   -100.0       0     503  -100.0
    Freelander                      6     232    -97.4      13     497   -97.4
      Total Land Rover          3,453   2,702     27.8   7,146   5,462    30.8

Link: http://media.ford.com/article_display.cfm?...8&make_id=trust

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CSpec    515

Volvo and Jaguar are struggling a lot; help is coming soon for Volvo in the form of the S80 and new C70, but Jaguar is pretty screwed for a few years.

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Variance    0

Volvo shouldn't be struggling though.  They don't have any real dated product in their stable.

The S60, XC70, V70, and S80 are looking very dated, IMO. The XC90 I think is starting to lose its freshness, too (appearance-wise). The only replacement I've seen for any of these is the new S80 which isn't here yet.

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Croc    268

The S60, XC70, V70, and S80 are looking very dated, IMO. The XC90 I think is starting to lose its freshness, too (appearance-wise). The only replacement I've seen for any of these is the new S80 which isn't here yet.

See, that's why I said "shouldn't" as none of their product is really "old." It's unfortunate Ford/Volvo have been so conservative with their designs that they age so fast...that was my point.

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