Ford (F) Posts 7% Rise in June Auto Sales as Escape, Fusion Strong

July 3, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Send to a Friend
Ford Motor Company's (NYSE: F) U.S. sales are up 7 percent so far this year, with 1.14 million vehicles sold. June sales also increased 7 percent from last year, with 207,759 vehicles sold.

Ford sales are increasing across the company's lineup – with cars up 3 percent, utilities up 9 percent and trucks up 9 percent year to date.

In June, the Ford Escape set an any-month record – with sales up 28 percent – while the Ford Fusion set a record for June. Ford Explorer sales were up 35 percent from last year, and F-Series sales are up 11 percent and topped 50,000 for the first June in five years.

Fusion has posted four months in a row of sales records, including its best June result ever with 24,433 vehicles sold – a 17 percent increase from last year. In the first half of this year, Fusion sales are up over last year's record first half by 4 percent, with 136,849 vehicles sold.

Other sales milestones in June: Explorer sales are up 35 percent; Edge sales are up 6 percent; and America's top-selling vehicle for 30 years, the F-Series, sold 55,025 pickups. F-Series remains America's number one selling vehicle in the first half of 2012.


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