March 04, 2013

Ford Motor Company US February sales up 9 per cent, best February in six years

Ford Motor Company's US February sales grew  9 per cent with 195,822 vehicles sold. This marks Ford's best February sales in six years - with cars up 6 per cent, utilities up 21 per cent and trucks up 4 per cent.

"As more new vehicle buyers continue returning to the marketplace,
our fresh new product portfolio of fuel-efficient vehicles is winning over customers," said Ken Czubay, Ford Vice-President, US Marketing, Sales and Service. "People are buying our all-new Fusion and Escape in record numbers, thanks to strong fuel economy and innovative new technologies."

Ford Fusion posted record February sales totaling 27,875 vehicles. This is a 28 per cent gain over last February's record.

Escape followed January's record sales with a new February sales record of 24,110 vehicles - a 29 per cent increase over last year. Plus, Explorer boosted its sales 59 per cent in February, with 16,586 vehicles sold - its best February sales results in seven years.

America's best-selling pickup, the Ford F-series, sold 54,489 pickups in February, a 15 per cent increase over last year. F-series had its best February sales results since 2007. This marks F-series' 19th consecutive month of monthly sales increases. Transit Connect also continues to strengthen, selling 3,610 vehicles in February - a 57 per cent increase over last year.


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