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William Maley

July 2013: Ford Motor Company

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AUG 1, 2013 | DEARBORN, MICH.

FORD MOTOR COMPANY POSTS BEST JULY SINCE 2006 AND BEST RETAIL SALES SINCE 2005

  • Ford Motor Company’s U.S. sales for July increase 11 percent compared with a year ago, for the best total July monthly sales since 2006; retail sales surge 19 percent, for the best July retail sales since 2005
  • Ford small cars – Fiesta, Focus and C-MAX hybrids – are up 32 percent, driving coastal retail share gains
  • Ford utility vehicles also strong, with Edge up 15 percent, Explorer up 13 percent and Escape up 4 percent, putting all three vehicles on pace for a record-setting year
  • F-Series posts best July sales since 2006

Ford Motor Company’s U.S. sales grew 11 percent compared with a year ago – the best total July sales since 2006. Retail sales are up 19 percent, marking the company’s best July retail sales month since 2005.

With tight inventories, retail car sales are up 13 percent, utilities are up 19 percent, and trucks are up 27 percent – with strong growth in the coastal regions.

“We saw continued strength and growth in our retail business, particularly in the coastal regions of the country,” said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and service. “Our small cars and hybrids continue to attract new customers to Ford and away from our competitors, thanks to the vehicles’ combination of styling, technology, fuel economy and performance.”

Ford small cars – including Fiesta, Focus and C-MAX hybrids – are up 32 percent, with a combined 27,131 sales, making it Ford’s best July for small car performance since 2000.

All three Ford utility vehicles are on pace to set sales records this year, with Escape up 4 percent in July to 22,343 vehicles sold and Explorer up 13 percent to 12,742 vehicles sold. Edge also posted a record July with 10,541 vehicles sold, a 15 percent increase from last year.

F-Series sales increased 23 percent, with 60,449 vehicles sold. F-Series sales now have increased for 24 consecutive months, and July 2013 marks the best July sales month for F-Series since 2006.

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Good lord, the MKZ is brand new and it is already down over 7%?

I hardly even see these....

I see quite a few here but, of course, I live in the metro Detroit area so that is to be expected. Every month it makes me sad to see what is going on with Lincoln. I sure hope Ford has some good product in the pipeline that they are going to launch soon.

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Good lord, the MKZ is brand new and it is already down over 7%?

I hardly even see these....

I see quite a few here but, of course, I live in the metro Detroit area so that is to be expected. Every month it makes me sad to see what is going on with Lincoln. I sure hope Ford has some good product in the pipeline that they are going to launch soon.

I live in the same area....but, yet have only seen a few.....interesting...

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Seattle you see the dealerships for ford\Lincoln and yet you see very little Lincoln product on the lots or on the roads around here. Most friends I have had chats with feel that Lincoln will be gone in a few years as it is pretty much ignored by Ford and you can get a ford at a luxury level so why bother with Lincoln.

If they are selling any Lincoln, then it must be around Detroit, midwest and east coast as they are vaporware on the west coast.

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