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DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 1, 2015 – Ford Motor Company delivered its best August U.S. sales in nine years on strong demand for new cars, SUVs and trucks. Sales totaled 234,237 vehicles, a 5 percent increase.
“Customer demand for our newest vehicles made August a strong month for Ford,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “Improved availability helped make August the strongest sales month this year for F-Series. We also had our best month of Ford SUV sales in 12 years.”
F-Series delivered its best August sales results since 2006, with total sales of 71,332 – a 5 percent increase in sales versus a year ago. F-150 EcoBoost sales also have been growing, representing 63 percent of F-150 retail sales in August and an 86 percent increase versus EcoBoost sales a year ago.
Ford van sales continued to gain in August with 18,081 vehicles sold, a 70 percent increase. This represents Ford’s best August van performance since 1994 – driven primarily by the all-new Transit, which totaled 10,263 vehicles sold, and a record August Transit Connect sales month of 3,995 vehicles.
Ford’s newest SUVs also saw sales gains, with Edge and Explorer up 36 percent and 22 percent, respectively. This helped drive a 12 percent increase in Ford brand SUV sales, for a total of 69,077 vehicles sold. This represents the best August sales performance for the Ford brand SUV lineup since 2003.
Mustang sales increased 70 percent compared with a year ago, with sales of 9,997 vehicles, marking its best August performance since 2007.
Lincoln sales increased 6 percent versus a year ago – the luxury brand’s best August results in seven years. The new Navigator posted a 79 percent increase, while Lincoln MKC sales increased 37 percent.
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan, that is committed to helping build a better world, where every person is free to move and pursue their dreams. The company’s Ford+ plan for growth and value creation combines existing strengths, new capabilities and always-on relationships with customers to enrich experiences for and deepen the loyalty of those customers. Ford designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of connected, increasingly electrified passenger and commercial vehicles: Ford trucks, utility vehicles, vans and cars, and Lincoln luxury vehicles. The company is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, connected vehicle services and mobility solutions, including self-driving technology, and provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. Ford employs about 182,000 people worldwide. More information about the company, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company is available at corporate.ford.com.