Ford Announces Strong US Sales in March Due to Fusion, Escape

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Ford Motor Co. is among the big winners this March, with a visible increase in sales, due to three strong models: the new Fusion mid-size sedan, the Escape SUV and the ever-popular F-series trucks.
Ford delivered 235,643 cars and light trucks in March, a 5.7 percent increase, the company's statement suggests.

The design and attractive EcoBoost engines offered with the new Fusion sedan helped it achieve its best-ever sales month and quarter ever, with March sales passing 30,000 and quarterly sales passing the 80,000 mark for the first time in its history.

Meanwhile, the new Escape SUV, which replaced one of the ugliest models Ford ever sold, performed almost 30 percent better than last year. The 28,934 models they shifted make March 2013 the best sales performance since Escape’s launch 13 years ago. Escape also posted record quarter sales of 72,983 vehicles, surpassing record third quarter 2012 sales of 72,908 vehicles.

“Customers are buying our all-new Fusion and Escape in record numbers, and we are working harder than ever to keep pace with demand for these fuel-efficient vehicles,” said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “Full-size pickup demand continues gaining momentum, outperforming the industry for the third consecutive month.”

Europe is still a problem for Ford, but at least share holds can look forward to an even better year in America.
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