April 01, 2014

Ford US reports best March retail sales result in eight years; Lincoln up 31 per cent

Ford Motor Company US total March sales of 244,167 vehicles are up 3 per cent from a year ago. Retail sales of 166,030 vehicles are up 3 per cent and represent the best March result in eight years.

"March sales turned noticeably higher mid-month and finished strong," said
John Felice, Ford Vice-President, US Marketing, Sales and Service. "Fusion set an all-time record in March, as overall retail sales in the West continued to expand at the fastest rate in the nation - including California being up 32 per cent. F-series also had a very strong month, as did Lincoln MKZ."

Ford Fusion sales of 32,963 vehicles set an all-time monthly record since the vehicle was introduced in 2005. The western region of the US continues to drive Fusion retail sales higher, including a 22 per cent increase in March.

Ford F-series surpassed the 70,000-vehicle sales mark with 70,940 trucks sold. During the last seven years, F-series has surpassed the monthly 70,000 truck mark only four times. Last month marks F-series' highest March sales volume since 2008.

Lincoln MKZ sales of 4,052 vehicles are up 72 per cent, setting an all-time monthly sales record. The strong performance of MKZ drove overall Lincoln sales to a 31 per cent increase in March, the sixth straight month of sales gains. During the last six months, Lincoln has increased sales 27 per cent with 43,445 vehicles sold.


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