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Ford Motor Company U.S. Sales Increase in Cars, Utilities, Trucks in February; Focus up 115 Percent
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  • Ford Motor Company U.S. sales increased 14 percent in February compared to February 2011 with 179,119 vehicles sold; retail sales increased 19 percent
  • Focus sales totaled 23,350 vehicles in February, representing its strongest February sales performance since 2000; Escape also set a best-ever February sales record
  • February F-Series sales totaled 47,273 pickups, up 26 percent. V6 engines comprised 57 percent of F-150 retail sales in February; EcoBoost accounted for 43 percent of mix
  • Ford announces second quarter North American production plan


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DEARBORN, Mich., March 1, 2012 – Ford Motor Company posted a 14 percent increase in February U.S. sales versus year-ago levels, with 179,119 vehicles sold; retail sales increased 19 percent. The Ford brand was up 14 percent, while Lincoln posted a 16 percent increase versus year-ago levels.

“Sales momentum built as February unfolded, with higher fuel prices driving consumer demand for more fuel-efficient vehicles in the second half of the month,” said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “Customers are recognizing Ford for investing in new cars, utilities and trucks with strong fuel economy, especially Focus, Escape and EcoBoost-powered vehicles.”

Ford Motor Company’s car sales were up 16 percent in February, with Focus contributing 40 percent to the company’s total vehicle growth – more than any other vehicle. Utilities gained 5 percent, with Escape setting a best-ever February sales record with 18,666 vehicles sold. Escape has had two consecutive best-ever sales months in January and February – its strongest-ever start to a year.

America’s top-selling vehicle for 30 years, the Ford F-Series posted a 26 percent increase, totaling 47,273 pickups.

Ford Motor Company's North American production plan is to build 730,000 vehicles in the second quarter of 2012, up 3 percent (20,000 vehicles) compared with the second quarter 2011. First quarter production (675,000 vehicles) is unchanged from the previous forecast.

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Great sales results!

Over at Government Motors the worry must now be setting in about the failure of saving Buick and Cadillac. Both divisions are losing sales quickly. New product has masked the underwhleming natures of their lineups. 3/4rds of all Buick models showed sales declines of 19.8% or worse. Every Cadillac model has negative results - even after throwing good money after bad toward that hideous CTS.

Focus beat Snuze; Mustang beat Shamaro; Escape beat Equinox; Explorer beat Traverse (GMI sycophant Mr Snowbank said these compete); F-Series trampled over the now third-rate Chevrolet full-sized trucks by nearly 25%.

The good days of Government Motors are over. Reality has set in - failing to save its bread and butter division, Chevrolet, first is making the whole recovery from bankruptcy fail. Sadly Government Motors products are not competitive with Hyundai and Ford products at each level. And, while Government Motors half-steps its new products, both Ford and Hyundai are putting the pedal to the metal and offering vastly improved and competitive products.

Prediction - Government Motors panics in the Summer and starts pricing gimmicks again to stem the huge declines that they'll see in sales. They simply don't have products that are as stylish, as economical, as performance oriented as Hyundai and Ford.

And even Mustang beat Shamaro. Just had to say that again.
 

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And as expected, GMI'ers blamed fleet dumping and high incentives. Yet GM, according to them, is holding the line on incentives which is why Ford beat them. However, last month, when their sales were higher in these catagories, and Ford had few incentives, it was a bad thing.

Whatever.
 

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Focus is the best in the segment and the public has realized that. Can't wait to see how the 2013 fusion does. :clap:
 

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And as expected, GMI'ers blamed fleet dumping and high incentives. Yet GM, according to them, is holding the line on incentives which is why Ford beat them. However, last month, when their sales were higher in these catagories, and Ford had few incentives, it was a bad thing.

Whatever.
Don't tell me that surprises you . . . LOL

What a great month . . . our own Lincoln gloomy-doomy squad has been pretty quiet . . .
 

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Lincoln did well by improved sales from mkz and mkx. The 2013 mkz could easily prove successful the only problem i think it will steal almost all sales from mks until the mks gets a redesign that is bigger and pleasing to the eyes.:thumb:
 

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Lincoln did well.. now imagine how much better they will do with a refreshed lineup ala new MKS, MKT, and MKZ. We could really use a refreshed Navigator yesterday though.
 

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Ford Pumped GM where it counted most, in the compact and midsize segments. Fiesta is struggling compared to the Sonic thou. Fusion sales are still really strong. With the new model and increased capacity, could the Fusion give Camary and Accord a run int he next couple years? .... with the momentum, strong name plate and as I mentioned increased capacity, I hope so.
 
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