Ford Sales End Up 4.7-%
January 3, 2012
By: Austin Rutherford
Another year of car sales is over in the United States and Ford ended the year with sales rising 4.7-% over levels seen in 2011. December sales were also up 2-%.
2012 sales were lead by impressive gains seen by many models including the Focus (up 40-%), Explorer (up 16.7-%), and F-Series (up 10.3-%). Once again the F-Series was the best selling truck and the best selling overall vehicle in the US.
December sales saw impressive gains by the Ford Focus, Fiesta, Explorer, and Heavy Trucks. December was the first month of sales for the all-new Lincoln MkZ, though low inventory still hurt sales as production ramps up. Lincoln brand saw sales fall 12.1-% for December and 4.1-% for the year.
The C-Max Hybird and Energi again saw impressive sales of 4,310 units. Fusion sales have mostly recovered following the all-new model. Ford Escape sales fell an unpleasing 21.3-% in December perhaps due to low inventories or by the higher incentives on the old model last year.
Due to rising sales of rivals, mostly by Japanese due to last year's tsunami, Ford lost market share as rivals out gained the automaker