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Ford Media Center
DEARBORN, Mich., April 1, 2015 – Ford Motor Company posted its best U.S. retail sales in nine years, driven by strong demand for its new products, including F-Series, Mustang and Transit.
Ford continues prioritizing retail sales to meet strong consumer demand, resulting in lower fleet and overall sales for the month. Ford’s March retail sales were up 1 percent, fleet sales were down 13 percent, and overall sales were 235,929 vehicles, down 3 percent.
Retail demand for F-Series was strong, with March retail sales up 10 percent. Kansas City Assembly is back up and building all-new regular cab and extended-box F-150 trucks to fill our upcoming commercial orders and further build on F-150 momentum this year.
“Our retail performance was driven by gains across our utility van and truck lineups with strong consumer acceptance of the all-new F-150.” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “We are especially pleased to post our best retail March sales performance in nine years, despite tight supply across our F-Series lineup.”
Transit, along with Transit Connect and E-Series provided a 42 percent increase in total Ford van sales with 20,821 vehicles sold in March. This is Ford’s best March commercial van sales performance since 1994, and its best first-quarter sales performance since 1995.
Explorer sales were up 17 percent, with sales of 20,765 vehicles in March. This marks the best March sales results for America’s top-selling midsize SUV since 2005.
Mustang sales of 12,663 cars increased 36 percent – representing the pony car’s best March performance since 2007 and further solidifying it as America’s best-selling sports car since launch of the all-new model last fall.
Lincoln retail sales rose 7 percent versus a year ago, as Lincoln MKC continues to build momentum for the luxury brand with sales topping 2,000 vehicles in March. Navigator also contributed to the gains, posting a 47 percent increase compared to a year ago.
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford trucks, utility vehicles, and cars – increasingly including electrified versions – and Lincoln luxury vehicles; provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company; and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification; mobility solutions, including self-driving services; and connected vehicle services. Ford employs approximately 186,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit corporate.ford.com.