Ford Fusion, Escape, Explorer, Transit Connect Post Record Sales; Lincoln Has Best October in Seven Years

  • Ford Fusion posts best October sales ever – the car’s sixth straight month of record performance and best year-to-date sales results since launch in 2005
  • Ford Escape posts best-ever October performance and record year-to-date sales; Ford Explorer has best October sales results since 2004
  • Ford Transit Connect sales increase 28 percent for the vehicle’s best-ever October performance
  • Lincoln has its best October sales results in seven years
  • Ford Motor Company U.S. sales of 188,654 vehicles for October represent a 2 percent decline from a year ago

DEARBORN, Mich.--()--Ford Motor Company U.S. sales totaled 188,654 vehicles in October, down 2 percent from a year ago. Daily rental business declined 13 percent, while government and commercial sales were up 4 and 18 percent, respectively.

Overall sales declines were expected and tied to the plant changeover for the introduction of the all-new 2015 F-150. Declines in daily rental volumes also are part of a planned reduction for 2014. Through October, Ford sales via daily rental channels have declined 18 percent.

“Fusion is an outstanding success story with October marking six straight months of record sales,” said John Felice, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “Fusion is on pace to break the 300,000-vehicle mark this year for the first time ever. Plus, based on the strong sales of the all-new MKC, Lincoln produced its best sales results in October since 2007.”

Fusion October sales totaled 22,846 vehicles – an increase of 5 percent – representing the car’s best-ever October sales performance.

Escape reported sales of 24,919 vehicles last month – a 12 percent increase and the vehicle’s best-ever October performance. Explorer sales increased 6 percent, with 14,455 vehicles sold, making it Explorer’s best October performance since 2004. Transit Connect sales gained 28 percent, providing a record October with 4,068 vehicles sold.

Lincoln sales of 8,883 vehicles posted a 25 percent gain and the brand’s best October results since 2007. MKC continues to lift Lincoln, with sales of 2,197 vehicles. MKC continues to lift Lincoln, with its best sales yet last month.

FORD MOTOR COMPANY OCTOBER 2014 U.S. SALES

               

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2014

2013

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SALES BY BRAND
Ford 179,771 184,854 -2.7 1,996,600 2,018,428 -1.1
Lincoln 8,883 7,131 24.6 76,671 66,983 14.5
Total Vehicles 188,654 191,985 -1.7 2,073,271 2,085,411 -0.6
 
SALES BY TYPE
Cars 53,542 60,488 -11.5 688,971 715,934 -3.8
Utilities 59,908 54,299 10.3 620,759 603,332 2.9
Trucks 75,204 77,198 -2.6 763,541 766,145 -0.3
Total Vehicles 188,654 191,985 -1.7 2,073,271 2,085,411 -0.6
 
FORD BRAND
Fiesta 3,629 4,337 -16.3 56,032 61,955 -9.6
Focus 13,733 15,108 -9.1 189,889 203,762 -6.8
C-MAX 1,962 2,530 -22.5 23,693 30,784 -23.0
Fusion 22,846 21,740 5.1 263,431 248,033 6.2
Taurus 3,019 5,032 -40.0 46,601 59,967 -22.3
Police Interceptor Sedan 756 995 -24.0 8,868 9,681 -8.4
Mustang 4,565 6,918 -34.0 64,396 66,083 -2.6
Ford Cars 50,510 56,660 -10.9 652,910 680,265 -4.0
 
Escape 24,919 22,253 12.0 255,081 250,543 1.8
Edge 7,225 8,681 -16.8 93,276 108,270 -13.8
Flex 1,697 1,623 4.6 20,233 21,450 -5.7
Explorer 14,455 13,584 6.4 157,758 149,431 5.6
Police Interceptor Utility 2,041 1,704 19.8 17,390 11,791 47.5
Expedition 3,720 3,151 18.1 36,411 30,533 19.3
Ford Utilities 54,057 50,996 6.0 580,149 572,018 1.4
 
F-Series 63,410 63,803 -0.6 620,447 623,309 -0.5
E-Series 4,712 9,508 -50.4 93,856 102,751 -8.7
Transit 2,257 0 NA 5,567 0 NA
Transit Connect 4,068 3,169 28.4 36,012 33,613 7.1
Heavy Trucks 757 718 5.4 7,659 6,472 18.3
Ford Trucks 75,204 77,198 -2.6 763,541 766,145 -0.3
 
Ford Brand 179,771 184,854 -2.7 1,996,600 2,018,428 -1.1
 
 

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LINCOLN BRAND
MKZ 2,508 2,909 -13.8 29,277 26,684 9.7
MKS 524 919 -43.0 6,784 8,985 -24.5
Lincoln Cars 3,032 3,828 -20.8 36,061 35,669 1.1
 
MKC 2,197 0 NA 8,615 0 NA
MKX 1,996 2,022 -1.3 20,724 19,420 6.7
MKT 338 327 3.4 4,063 4,985 -18.5
Navigator 1,320 954 38.4 7,208 6,909 4.3
Lincoln Utilities 5,851 3,303 77.1 40,610 31,314 29.7
 
Lincoln Brand 8,883 7,131 24.6 76,671 66,983 14.5

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Erich Merkle
313.806.4562
emerkle2@ford.com

Contacts

Ford Motor Company
Erich Merkle
313.806.4562
emerkle2@ford.com