May 02, 2013

Ford of Canada top-selling automaker year-to-date with strongest growth in Canada

Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited sales increased 16 per cent this month, making this the best April for sales in more than a decade and securing year-to-date leadership. The increase was driven by strength across the lineup, including the all-new Fusion and
Escape, which were up 21 and 26 per cent respectively, marking the best April on record for both.

"We're pleased to see long-term growth across varied markets, from the Fusion to the F-150, which has resulted in sales leadership year-to-date through April," said Dianne Craig, President and CEO, Ford of Canada. "Increased sales in cars, SUVs and trucks are a testament to the fact that Ford of Canada really does offer Canadians the power of choice in finding a vehicle that best suits their needs."

SUV and CUV sales experienced a 14 per cent jump, fueled by Expedition increasing 19 per cent and the Oakville-built Edge rising three per cent.

The F-series continues to be the top-selling vehicle in Canada. Overall, trucks helped to boost a strong sales month, rising 21 per cent. Car sales increased three per cent, with Focus rising six per cent and Mustang increasing two per cent.

Lincoln also had a strong month, increasing 10 per cent, with the Oakville-built MKX and MKT increasing by 15 and 19 per cent respectively, and the MKZ up 86 per cent.


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