Ford logged best May sales in the US since 2006

Article by Anita Panait, on June 4, 2013

Ford Motor Co. posted its best May sales in the United States for the first time since 2006, thanks to strong results from its Ford F-series pickup and Ford Escape crossover. The carmaker posted a 14-percent year-on-year jump in US sales in May 2013 to 246,019 units. This was 6,875 units less than General Motors and over 38,000 units more than Toyota Motor Sales sold in the month.

Ford also managed to break the 70,000-unit sales level for its F-series for the first time since 2006.  The carmaker also managed to post the highest monthly volume in Ford Escape 13-year existence, logging a 26-percent jump to 29,123 units.

Ford's luxury brand Lincoln logged flat sales, although deliveries of its redesigned MKZ sedan soared 42 percent in the month. The Fusion and Focus both posted a 10-percent sales growth in May 2013, making them the two best-selling cars made by the Detroit 3. Ford sold 29,553 Fusions in May, a record for the month.

Ken Czubay, Ford's vice president of US marketing, sales and service, remarked during a conference call that the carmaker is outpacing the industry growth, thanks to the strong performance of its products in the US. He noted that there is “great demand” for Ford products, leading them to expect a share growth.

Ford is planning to increase its production in North America by 10 percent in the third quarter of 2013 to 740,000 units. Czubay disclosed that there is increasing demand for the Fusion in California and Florida, where US-made cars were not that popular. According to Czubay, Ford now holds an 8-percent retail share of the segment in California.

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