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FORD PERFORMANCE CAR SALES TO SURPASS 200,000 IN 2016

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- Ford’s lineup of performance cars – including Mustang, Focus RS, Focus ST and Fiesta ST – has caught the eye of younger and more affluent buyers across the globe

- This year Ford will sell more than 200,000 performance cars globally, nearly double the volume from just three years ago

- Ford Performance will have 12 all-new models by end of the decade, as promised, including two to be delivered later this year: F-150 Raptor and Ford GT


DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 26, 2016 – Younger, more affluent car buyers are choosing Ford for its growing lineup of performance vehicles – particularly cars – that get them where they need to go with added thrill. Performance car customers view driving as an absolute emotional, positive experience and relish getting into a car to test their capability on great roads.

This year Ford will sell more than 200,000 performance cars globally, including Mustang, Focus RS, and Focus ST and Fiesta ST – nearly double the volume from just three years ago.

Demand for the Shelby GT350 and 350R Mustang is so high, those models are sold out for the 2017 model year. Focus RS, recently introduced for the first time globally, has sold out in every region around the world. Sales of Mustang, the world’s best-selling sports coupe in 2015, continue to grow in Europe and Asia Pacific after limited availability last year.

As consumer demand for performance cars grows, the Ford Performance brand is also expanding its vehicle portfolio. The all-new F-150 Raptor arrives in the U.S. during the fourth quarter. It then heads to China for the first time, too. And more than 6,500 consumers applied to own the first 500 Ford GT cars, which begin arriving late in the year.

“Ford’s commitment to performance leadership continues, with Ford on track to deliver 12 new performance vehicles promised by the end of the decade,” said Dave Pericak, Global Director, Ford Performance.

This has to be getting the attention of most automakers. Ford also sells variants that are somewhat sporty, with the SHO, Fusion/Edge/Explorer Sport trim models.  And those are significant volumes, and most automakers don’t bother within those segments either.

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