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.

If you liked the article, share on:


Login or Create new account to add a comment!


We’ve seen quite a lot of intriguing stories in the age of Internet (where the most interesting part was revealed before the story unfolds). Some are from movies and novels...
by - October 26, 2016
Many people have long known that the new 2018 RS5 was being developed by Audi AG. Enthusiasts the world over were excited when a prototype was seen running on the...
by - October 26, 2016
It was only recently when BMW officially debuted the new 2017 5-Series Saloon (G30) online. At that time, this range revealed that it had driving dynamics that was the best...
by - October 26, 2016
Starting early 2017, the new Audi Q7 will be available with the new 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder engine that makes it not only faster but also lighter and more efficient than...
by - October 25, 2016
Soon, Fiat Chrysler’s Dodge brand will be ending the production of the Dodge Viper. So practically, the 2017 Dodge Viper will be the last Viper up for grabs. Gerry Wood...
by - October 25, 2016