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: Ford North America Reports May Sales Results

06-01-2007, 02:31 PM (

DEARBORN, Mich., June 1 – Ford Motor Company’s new and redesigned crossovers are setting the pace in the industry’s fastest-growing segment and helped Ford to achieve its best retail sales performance of 2007.

The all-new Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX set sales records in May. Edge sales were 12,701, up 39 percent from April and besting the previous highest monthly sales of 10,915 in March. Lincoln MKX sales were 3,490, up 20 percent from April and eclipsing the previous best monthly sales of 3,054 (also in March).

“These new crossovers are the right products at the right time,” said Mark Fields, Ford’s President of the Americas. “Consumer demand for the Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX has exceeded our original expectations, so we’re raising the bar. We now expect Ford Edge sales to reach 120,000 this year – 20 percent higher than our original forecast.”

The redesigned 2008 model Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner crossovers also are scoring with consumers. Escape sales were 18,953, up 13 percent from a year ago, and Mariner sales were 4,395, up 87 percent. Each of these products posted their third highest sales month ever. In addition, the Escape and Mariner hybrid models set May sales records. Escape hybrid sales were 2,680 and Mariner hybrid sales were 534.

In total, Ford crossovers were up 67 percent compared with a year ago as the company continues to achieve the largest sales increase in the industry’s fastest-growing segment.

Crossovers helped Ford to post a solid retail result in May. Although retail sales were 3 percent lower than a year ago, May was the best retail performance for any month this year. The company’s total sales (including sales to fleet customers) were 259,470, down 7 percent. The larger decline in total sales reflected a planned reduction in sales to daily rental companies.

Other new and redesigned products contributed to Ford’s strong retail performance in May. Retail sales for the Ford Expedition were higher than a year ago, and Expedition sales have increased nine months in a row.

The Lincoln brand posted another retail sales increase – its eighth month in a row of higher retail sales. Lincoln’s rebound has resulted from sales of the new Lincoln MKX crossover, the new Lincoln MKZ sedan and the redesigned Navigator.

Land Rover dealers reported a 7 percent sales increase in May, reflecting the addition of the all-new LR2 crossover.

North American Production
In the third quarter 2007, the company plans to produce 640,000 vehicles, essentially equal to the 642,000 vehicles it produced in the same period a year ago. In the second quarter 2007, the company plans to produce 810,000 vehicles, unchanged from the previous forecast.

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falcon lover
06-01-2007, 05:31 PM
Crown Victoria is alive !!! Gaining sales...
Fusion losing sales .....ujum ....
Mustang still is the pony car with great sales
Focus is the car with more sales in Ford line up

Conclusion: RWD cars ( Crown Vic and Mustang ) gaining sales
Small cars are leadering sales : Focus
Crossover, and small crossover ,leadering sales: Edge and Escape

Near and luxury marks gaining sales

06-03-2007, 08:44 PM
(oops/edit, meant to start off with this:)
If you guys check the numbers with last year the difference on the Ford brand is off 22083 cars less, but this time last year the Taurus sales where of 16,786 at a loss for Ford and the difference would be off about 5297 cars so that means that Ford new products are selling ok, the Mercury Lincoln and Land Rover are up vs last year and this means for might be making a little more money, well this is how I see it

cuz I bet waaaay more than 5297 of those Taurii were fleet [/end edit]

& just thought I'd offer a few 'composite' numbers:

all are YTD'07
112,573 = Fusion+Edge
_97,272 = CD3 cars
_59,676 = CD3 CUV-wagons
156,948 = all CD3 (not including the Mazda CX-9)

vs YTD'06 (first 5 months)
_85,074 = Fusion+Milan+MkZep = UP 14.338%

(If you count the Edge & MKX as wagon versions as I do, "CD3" is UP 84.48%)