June 03, 2014

Ford's May US sales up 3 per cent, Lincoln sales up 21 per cent

Ford Motor Company US sales totaled 254,084 vehicles in May, up 3 per cent from a year ago. Retail sales set several model records with 174,889 vehicles sold - an increase of 6 per cent.

"Fusion and Escape had their best months ever, which helped us to our strongest May
result since May 2004," said John Felice, Ford Vice-President, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "Explorer continued to gain ground in the mid-size utility segment with its best monthly sales performance in nearly 10 years, while Lincoln MKZ saw its best May ever."

Ford Fusion set an all-time monthly record in May with sales of 33,881 vehicles. The West region of the US continues to push Fusion sales higher, with a 42 per cent increase - making it Fusion's best-ever retail month for the region.

With 31,896 vehicle sales, Ford Escape also posts an all-time record, topping the 30,000-vehicle mark for the first time ever. Ford Explorer sales in May topped the 20,000-vehicle mark for the first time since July 2005 with sales of 20,346 vehicles, a 21 per cent increase from last year. Escape and Explorer sales of 52,242 vehicles helped increase total utility vehicle sales by 9 per cent - the best May performance since July 2005.

Lincoln sales are up 21 per cent for May, with 8,845 vehicles sold. MKZ had its best May sales performance ever, breaking last year's record with 3,714 cars sold.


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