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FORD DEALERS REPORT STRONG SALES IN INDIANAPOLIS AREA

 FORD DEALERS REPORT STRONG SALES IN INDIANAPOLIS AREA
 INDIANAPOLIS, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford dealers in the


Indianapolis area reported strong increases in car and truck sales in May, selling 695 cars and 1,148 trucks.
 Joseph King, Ford Division regional sales manager, said total car sales were up 7 percent, paced by the Ford Thunderbird, up 59 percent, and the Ford Tempo, up 33 percent. Sales of the Ford Taurus also rose 29 percent compared to the same period a year ago.
 On the truck side of the business, sales of the hugely popular Ford Explorer rose 114 percent. The all-new Econoline van saw its sales increase 148 percent compared to the same period a year ago.
 "We're encouraged that the auto market's gradual recovery continued in May, as total industry sales on an annual rate basis edged up from the level in March and April," King said. "Our dealers are optimistic about the market outlook and their potential for further share gains in the months ahead."
 As a corporation, Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is the only automaker with market share gains in both cars and trucks. Ford's total market share is up 1.1 points on a calendar-year-to-date basis.
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 /CONTACT: Carolyn Brown of Ford, 313-322-1300/
 (F) CO: Ford Motor Company; Ford Division ST: Indiana IN: AUT SU:


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