Ford Motor Company's U.S. sales are up 7 percent so far this year, with 1.14 million vehicles sold. June sales also increased 7 percent from last year, with 207,759 vehicles sold. According to Erich Merkle, Ford Sales Analyst, sales have done particularly well during the month of June across the company's lineup.
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|Cut #1:||"June turned out very well for us. Ford sales are increasing across the company's lineup with cars up 3 percent, utilities up 9 percent and trucks up 9 percent." :14 sec.|
|Ford Escape and the Ford Fusion set sales records, Merkle says.|
|Cut #2:||"The Ford Escape set an any-month record – so it's the best of all time for Ford Escape, with sales up 28 percent – while the Fusion set a record for June. Ford Explorer sales were up 35 percent from last year, and F-Series sales are up 11 percent." :21 sec.|
|With June behind us as a good month for Ford, does it set the stage for a strong second half?|
|Cut #3:||"Well right now if we take a look at where we're at, year to date, we're on target and our guidance for this year is about 14 and half to 15 million vehicles, so we're, we're still pretty comfortable with that forecast for the year." :13 sec.|
|The new 2013 Escape also is off to a very strong start, with vehicles selling on dealer lots in less than five days – even topping the strong start of the new Explorer in 2010. Meanwhile the Ford Fusion continues to climb.|
|Cut #4:||"Fusion has posted four months in a row of sales records, including its best June result ever with 24,433 vehicles sold – representing a 17 percent increase over last year. In the first half of the year, Fusion sales are up over last year's record first half by 4 percent, with 136,849 vehicles sold. So we're very pleased with the Fusion as it's performing, & particularly as we move into the all-new 2013 Fusion in the fall of this year." :37 sec.|
|Other sales milestones in June: Explorer sales are up 35 percent; Edge sales are up 6 percent; and America's top-selling vehicle for 30 years, the F-Series, sold 55,025 pickups. F-Series remains America's number one selling vehicle in the first half of 2012.|