Focus - Only Model to Shine for Ford in October US Sales
Ford reports that the rest of the month was quite ‘flat’, aside from the Focus, which sold some 18,320 units, representing a 48% gain, when compared to October of 2011. It is now the third-best-selling model in their US lineup, after the F-series pick-up, and the new Escape crossover/SUV.
Sales of the highly-efficient C-Max Hybrid also went up considerably in October, rising from 969 units in September (its debut month), to 3,182 cars shifted in October. The Fiesta also did well last month, selling an impressive 25,493 units - 54% better than last year’s numbers, as well as the company’s best record for small-car sales in the last 11 years.
The Escape SUV recorded a 4% increase, selling just under 20,000 units, while the Explorer SUV had a more impressive rise of 19%, reaching a total of 14,220 units sold. Sales of the Expedition large SUV fell by 22%, to 2,943 units. Regarding the recent Superstorm Sandy, Ford estimates that between 2,000 and 3,000 unit sales were affected.
Story via autonews.com