40-year sales record as #1 pick-up in Canada also achieved in 2005

December Highlights:

  • Ford truck sales up 6% over last year
  • Ford Five Hundred up 21%
  • Ford Escape sets another monthly sales record, up 51%
  • Ford Freestyle up 114% vs. last year
  • Ford Ranger sales up 68% for best December since 2001

2005 Highlights:

  • F-Series outsold all other vehicles in Canada for third consecutive year
  • F-Series is named the number-one selling pick-up truck in Canada for 40 th year in a row
  • Ford Mustang up 44% for its best year since 1994 – making it Canada ‘s best-selling sports car
  • Ford Escape is Canada ‘s top-selling SUV with a 15% sales increase (best year ever since its introduction in 2000)
  • Ford Ranger up 23%
  • Ford F-150 Super Crew up 18% (setting a new all-time sales record)

OAKVILLE , Ontario , January 4, 2006 – The indomitable Ford F-Series was once again the best-selling vehicle, car or truck, in Canada last year, a title it has now held for three consecutive years. Consumers in Canada purchased an industry leading 69,549 F-Series trucks last year.

Ford of Canada vehicle sales finished on a strong note in December with combined car and truck sales reaching 16,617 units, a 2.1 per cent increase compared to 16,280 units in 2004. Truck sales increased by 6.0 per cent in December compared to the same month last year, while car sales dipped 8.4 per cent.

"Canadian consumers know quality when they drive it," said Robert Girard, vice president of general sales "Ford has been in their communities and their lives for generations, and our customers trust what they know."

Ford’s and Lincoln’s newest models all proved to be strong contenders in today’s competitive automotive marketplace: Ford Fusion and Lincoln Zephyr launched with significant impact this fall and have continued to build their momentum. Ford Five Hundred and Ford Freestyle showed double and triple-digit increases, respectively, for December 2005, over their comparative months last year. Lincoln Mark LT also had strong results in December, recording its best month on record.

"The excitement created by our new models has been tangible in 2005, and we’ll see that spirit of innovation continue in the coming year," said Girard, "Look for more great news in the growing crossover segment from Ford in 2006."

  • For 2005, overall combined sales were down slightly 0.8 per cent at 212,204 units . C ar sales of 57,088 units grew 1.3 per cent while truck sales were down 1.5 per cent at 155,116 units .

Other Canadian records achieved in 2005 include: Ford has Canada ‘s best-selling brand of SUVs, Ford Explorer is Canada ‘s best-selling medium SUV, Ford Freestyle is Canada ‘s best-selling medium crossover vehicle, and Ford E-Series is Canada ‘s best-selling full-sized van.

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