|March 03, 201410:00 AM EST||
Erich Merkle, U.S. Sales Analyst; John Felice, Vice President, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service; Emily Kolinski Morris, Senior Economist
DEARBORN, Mich., March 3, 2014 – Ford Motor Company U.S. total sales of 183,947 vehicles in February are down 6 percent from a year ago. Retail sales of 125,919 vehicles are off 4 percent. Ford F-Series and Lincoln brand vehicles posted strong gains.
“Sales surged in the final week, providing us momentum after a slow start to the month,” said John Felice, Ford vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and service. “Ford Fusion continued its strong retail sales performance in the West, outpacing the mid-size sedan segment. F-Series and Lincoln also continued to perform well.”
F-Series sales totaled 55,882 in February, making the month Ford’s best February for F-Series in eight years.
Led by MKZ and MKX, Lincoln sales of 6,661 are up 36 percent in February compared with a year ago. This represents Lincoln’s fifth straight month of positive sales gains, with double-digit gains in four of these five months. Over the last five months, Lincoln sold 34,476 vehicles, representing a 26 percent increase over the same period one year ago.
Ford Motor Company fleet sales were off 10 percent in February, as winter weather again delayed a portion of fleet orders. The volumes are anticipated to be made up in March.