Ford Fusion Achieves Best-Ever July Sales, Explorer Best July Sales in Six Years, F-Series Gains for 12th Straight Month







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: August 1, 2012
Categories: Ford, Ford Financial

  • Ford Fusion sales increase 21 percent – the best July ever – with 23,326 vehicles sold
  • Explorer posts best July sales since 2006 with 11,313 vehicles sold
  • F-Series sales total 49,314 vehicles, marking 12 straight months of monthly sales gains
  • Ford Motor Company’s July U.S. sales totaled 173,966 – a 4 percent decline due to lower fleet sales; July retail sales grow 2 percent compared with last year

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DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 1, 2012 – Ford Motor Company’s U.S. retail sales increased
2 percent in July versus year-ago levels, driven by strong retail customer demand for fuel-efficient vehicles.

Fusion exceeded its best-ever July sales record last month, with 23,326 vehicles sold. Mustang sales increased 8 percent versus last year, with 7,371 vehicles sold, representing its third straight month of sales gains since 2013 models started arriving in dealerships.

Explorer sales totaled 11,313 vehicles in July – its best-ever July sales result since 2006.

Ford F-Series, America’s best-selling vehicle, reported its 12th straight month of sales increases, with 49,314 F-Series sold. EcoBoost-equipped F-150s made up 42 percent of retail sales in July.

Overall, Ford Motor Company sales were down 4 percent in July due to lower fleet sales. Fleet sales were down 16 percent. Retail sales were up 2 percent.

  July   % Year to Date   %
SALES BY BRAND 2012 2011 Change 2012 2011 Change
Ford 166,991 173,051 -3.5 1,268,652 1,203,514 5.4
Lincoln 6,975 7,814 -10.7 48,937 49,817 -1.8
Mercury 0 0 NA 0 248 -100.0
Total Vehicles 173,966 180,865 -3.8 1,317,589 1,253,579 5.1
             
SALES BY TYPE            
Cars 61,803 60,687 1.8 472,853 460,624 2.7
Utilities 50,751 52,705 -3.7 376,282 350,693 7.3
Trucks 61,412 67,473 -9.0 468,454 442,262 5.9
Total Vehicles 173,966 180,865 -3.8 1,317,589 1,253,579 5.1
             
FORD BRAND            
Fiesta 4,059 5,296 -23.4 35,385 47,425 -25.4
Focus 16,454 14,889 10.5 147,877 112,913 31.0
Fusion 23,326 19,318 20.7 160,175 151,004 6.1
Taurus 5,256 4,559 15.3 40,621 38,242 6.2
Police Interceptor Sedan 1,106 0 NA 3,962 0 NA
Mustang 7,371 6,805 8.3 55,995 45,846 22.1
Crown Victoria 243 4,967 -95.1 2,820 35,203 -92.0
Ford Cars 57,815 55,834 3.5 446,835 430,633 3.8
Escape 21,572 24,411 -11.6 148,739 147,018 1.2
Edge 9,177 9,731 -5.7 74,613 69,685 7.1
Flex 2,318 2,392 -3.1 18,807 16,195 16.1
Explorer 11,313 9,897 14.3 87,034 75,720 14.9
Police Interceptor Utility 684 0 NA 2,857 0 NA
Expedition 2,700 3,313 -18.5 21,313 22,001 -3.1
Ford Utilities 47,764 49,744 -4.0 353,363 330,619 6.9
F-Series 49,314 49,104 0.4 350,455 313,183 11.9
Ranger 413 6,410 -93.6 18,855 36,442 -48.3
E-Series 8,574 8,802 -2.6 75,839 71,347 10.2
Transit Connect 2,627 2,607 0.8 19,581 17,762 6.3
Heavy Trucks 484 550 -12.0 3,724 3,528 5.6
Ford Trucks 61,412 67,473 -9.0 468,454 442,262 5.9
Ford Brand 166,991 173,051 -3.5 1,268,652 1,203,514 5.4