Ford Reports January U.S. Sales Increase
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Ford Reports January U.S. Sales Increase

* Land Rover reports record January sales, up 34 percent.

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ford Motor Company's January U.S. sales increased 2 percent compared with a year ago. Car sales increased 18 percent and truck sales declined 7 percent -- continuing trends seen in 2005. Last year, Ford posted its first car sales increase since 1999.

Ford's new mid-size sedans -- the Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, and Lincoln Zephyr -- continued to gain momentum. Combined sales for the trio totaled 14,714, up 25 percent compared with December. In contrast, Ford estimates U.S. industry sales declined 20 percent from December to January, reflecting historical seasonal patterns. January's sales for the new mid-size sedans translate to an annual sales rate of 220,000 -- well above Ford's original estimates.

Ford's F-Series truck, America's best selling vehicle for 24 years in a row, posted January sales of 52,771 up 7 percent. Sales for most other light trucks declined.

Land Rover dealers reported record January sales of 3,693, up 34 percent. After achieving record sales in 2005, Land Rover continues to benefit from its new models -- the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and LR3.



                    FORD MOTOR COMPANY JANUARY 2006 U.S. SALES


                              January Month      %      January CYTD       %
                              2006     2005   Change   2006     2005    Change
    Sales By Brand
       Ford                  169,412  163,702    3.5  169,412  163,702    3.5
       Mercury                12,781   15,309  -16.5   12,781   15,309  -16.5
       Lincoln                 9,345    7,392   26.4    9,345    7,392   26.4
       Jaguar                  1,596    2,245  -28.9    1,596    2,245  -28.9
       Volvo                   8,844   10,134  -12.7    8,844   10,134  -12.7
       Land Rover              3,693    2,760   33.8    3,693    2,760   33.8
          Total Ford Motor
           Company           205,671  201,542    2.0  205,671  201,542    2.0

    Memo: Cars and Trucks
       Cars                   82,710   69,943   18.3   82,710   69,943   18.3
       Trucks                122,961  131,599   -6.6  122,961  131,599   -6.6
          Total Ford Motor
           Company           205,671  201,542    2.0  205,671  201,542    2.0



                        FORD BRAND JANUARY 2006 U.S. SALES


                           January Month       %      January CYTD        %
                           2006     2005    Change   2006     2005     Change

    Crown Victoria          5,200    4,510    15.3    5,200    4,510     15.3
    Five Hundred            7,163    5,401    32.6    7,163    5,401     32.6
    Taurus                 14,655   14,533     0.8   14,655   14,533      0.8
    Fusion                  9,999        0      NA    9,999        0       NA
    Focus                  12,452   12,429     0.2   12,452   12,429      0.2
    Mustang                11,208   10,285     9.0   11,208   10,285      9.0
    Thunderbird               244      658   -62.9      244      658    -62.9
    GT                        157        7 2,142.9      157        7  2,142.9
      Total Ford Cars      61,078   47,823    27.7   61,078   47,823     27.7

    Freestyle               4,729    4,158    13.7    4,729    4,158     13.7
    Escape                 11,010   12,868   -14.4   11,010   12,868    -14.4
    Explorer               12,000   15,478   -22.5   12,000   15,478    -22.5
    Expedition              5,316    7,577   -29.8    5,316    7,577    -29.8
    Excursion                 390      871   -55.2      390      871    -55.2
    Freestar                5,746    5,521     4.1    5,746    5,521      4.1
    Econoline/Club Wagon    9,001   11,542   -22.0    9,001   11,542    -22.0
    Ranger                  6,186    7,634   -19.0    6,186    7,634    -19.0
    F-Series               52,771   49,319     7.0   52,771   49,319      7.0
    Low Cab Forward           221        0      NA      221        0       NA
    Heavy Trucks              964      911     5.8      964      911      5.8
      Total Ford Trucks   108,334  115,879    -6.5  108,334  115,879     -6.5

      Total Ford Brand    169,412  163,702     3.5  169,412  163,702      3.5



                LINCOLN AND MERCURY BRAND JANUARY 2006 U.S. SALES


                               January Month      %     January CYTD       %
                                2006    2005   Change   2006    2005    Change

    Grand Marquis               4,440   5,569   -20.3   4,440   5,569   -20.3
    Montego                     1,986   1,362    45.8   1,986   1,362    45.8
    Sable                           0   2,516  -100.0       0   2,516  -100.0
    Milan                       2,023       0      NA   2,023       0      NA
      Total Mercury Cars        8,449   9,447   -10.6   8,449   9,447   -10.6

    Town Car                    2,583   2,571     0.5   2,583   2,571     0.5
    LS                            873   1,516   -42.4     873   1,516   -42.4
    Zephyr                      2,692       0      NA   2,692       0      NA
      Total Lincoln Cars        6,148   4,087    50.4   6,148   4,087    50.4

      Total Mercury
       and Lincoln Cars        14,597  13,534     7.9  14,597  13,534     7.9

    Mariner                     2,002   2,360   -15.2   2,002   2,360   -15.2
    Mountaineer                 1,997   2,615   -23.6   1,997   2,615   -23.6
    Monterey                      333     887   -62.5     333     887   -62.5
      Total Mercury Trucks      4,332   5,862   -26.1   4,332   5,862   -26.1

    Navigator                   1,630   2,012   -19.0   1,630   2,012   -19.0
    Aviator                       536   1,293   -58.5     536   1,293   -58.5
    Mark LT                     1,031       0      NA   1,031       0      NA
      Total Lincoln Trucks      3,197   3,305    -3.3   3,197   3,305    -3.3

      Total Mercury
       and Lincoln Trucks       7,529   9,167   -17.9   7,529   9,167   -17.9

      Total Mercury
       and Lincoln Vehicles    22,126  22,701    -2.5  22,126  22,701    -2.5

    Total Lincoln Brand         9,345   7,392    26.4   9,345   7,392    26.4
    Total Mercury Brand        12,781  15,309   -16.5  12,781  15,309   -16.5



                       JAGUAR BRAND JANUARY 2006 U.S. SALES

                                January Month    %      January CYTD     %
                                 2006   2005  Change    2006   2005   Change
    XJ                            465    627  -25.8      465    627   -25.8
    S-TYPE                        578    620   -6.8      578    620    -6.8
    X-TYPE                        432    856  -49.5      432    856   -49.5
    XK                            121    142  -14.8      121    142   -14.8
      Total Jaguar              1,596  2,245  -28.9    1,596  2,245   -28.9



                       VOLVO BRAND JANUARY 2006 U.S. SALES

                                January Month    %       January CYTD     %
                                2006    2005  Change     2006    2005  Change
    S40                         1,952   2,089   -6.6     1,952   2,089   -6.6
    V50                           379     451  -16.0       379     451  -16.0
    V40                             0       0     NA         0       0     NA
    S60                         2,064   1,923    7.3     2,064   1,923    7.3
    V70                           449     612  -26.6       449     612  -26.6
    XC70                        1,022   1,091   -6.3     1,022   1,091   -6.3
    C70                            27     194  -86.1        27     194  -86.1
    S80                           568   1,072  -47.0       568   1,072  -47.0
    XC90                        2,383   2,702  -11.8     2,383   2,702  -11.8
      Total Volvo               8,844  10,134  -12.7     8,844  10,134  -12.7



                     LAND ROVER BRAND JANUARY 2006 U.S. SALES

                                January Month     %     January CYTD       %
                                 2006   2005   Change    2006   2005    Change
    Range Rover                   917    858     6.9      917    858     6.9
    Range Rover Sport           1,400      0      NA    1,400      0      NA
    LR3                         1,369  1,310     4.5    1,369  1,310     4.5
    Discovery                       0    327  -100.0        0    327  -100.0
    Freelander                      7    265   -97.4        7    265   -97.4
      Total Land Rover          3,693  2,760    33.8    3,693  2,760    33.8

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