April 04, 2012

Ford Motor Company posts strongest US March sales in five years

Ford Motor Company posted its best March US sales month since 2007 – with the Ford Fusion recording its best month ever, Ford Focus and Ford Edge achieving their best March ever and the F-series showing the strongest March sales in five years.

Total company
sales totaled 223,418 vehicles for March, a 5 per cent gain over year-ago levels. Retail sales increased 11 per cent for the month.

For the first quarter, Ford Motor Company’s sales were up 9 per cent versus year-ago levels, totaling 539,247 vehicles sold. The increases were driven by the popularity of Ford’s most fuel-efficient models posting record sales months.   

March sales
> Fusion set an all-time monthly sales record, with 28,562 vehicles sold
> Focus delivered its best March sales performance ever, selling 28,293 cars
> F-series sold 58,061 for the month – a 9 per cent increase versus last March and F-series’ best March sales performance since 2007. EcoBoost accounted for 41 per cent of the F-150 retail sales, with all V6 engines comprising 56 per cent for the month
> The Ford Edge had it best March sales month ever, with 14,058 vehicles sold
> Ford began selling its Police Interceptor Sedans and Utilities at the end of March

During the first quarter
> Car sales at Ford Motor Company were up 8 per cent. The fuel-efficient Focus was the biggest seller among Ford’s car lineup, with sales up 78 per cent during this period, with 66,043 vehicles sold
> Utility sales totaled 150,415 vehicles, a 6 per cent increase versus year-ago levels. Escape sales were up 5 per cent, making it the strongest-ever first quarter start for Escape – America’s best-selling utility
> Ford Motor Company truck sales increased 11 per cent, with 195,807 vehicles sold. F-series pick-ups – America’s top-selling truck for 35 years – posted sales of 143,827 vehicles for the quarter, a 14 per cent increase versus the same period in 2011


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