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MAY FORD VEHICLE SALES ARE 'HOT' IN THE SOUTHEAST

 ATLANTA, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Sales of Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) cars and trucks continue to increase in the Southeast.
 "Car sales in Ford Division's Atlanta Region increased 45 percent in May, compared with May 1992," said Leo Warner, manager for the Ford Division Atlanta Region. Trucks sales were up 30 percent.
 The region has 399 dealers and covers all or parts of five states.
 Ford Division cars with the most increased sales in May were Probe (up 127 percent); Thunderbird (up 94 percent) and Mustang (up 80 percent).
 Ford Truck sales highlights include Econoline (up 78 percent); Ranger pickup (up 41 percent) and Aerostar (up 32 percent).
 Sales by Lincoln-Mercury's 536 Atlanta-region dealers in 15 states also increased -- up 20 percent in May, compared with sales in May 1992.
 "Grand Marquis was Lincoln-Mercury's best-selling vehicle in May. We sold more of the new Mark VIII than we had in any other month since its introduction," said Dave Reis, manager for the Lincoln-Mercury Southeast Region.
 "We also sold 1,157 Mercury Villagers in this region in May," he added. "Introduced last year, Villager is our first minivan and already it's a hit!"
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 /CONTACT: Tom Boyle or Anne Booker of Ford, 404-577-2277/
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