Ford was North America’s best selling car brand in 2013.
The company announced that it managed to sell over 2.4 million vehicles in the North American market for 2013, with Ford overtaking its competitor Toyota as the best selling brand in America.
The increase in sales may come down to an overall healthier economy.
Ford’s November sales were up 7%.
Ford’s F-Series pickup trucks are the best selling vehicles in the US. In 2013 sales for the F-Series pickup were more than 700,000.
The company also reports record sales for the Fusion, Fiesta, and Escape and sales of the company’s hybrid range tripled.
The Ford F-150 Pickup Truck is the best selling vehicle in the US.
John Felice, Ford vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and services, said:
“The great news is that we are not overly reliant on any one segment — we’re seeing double-digit sales growth in cars, trucks and utilities.”
Ford stated that total retail sales have increased by 15% this year. In the West Coast sales increased by 23% and in the Southeast by 18%.
Mr. Felice said:
“The Ford brand has had more retail share growth than any other brand in the country, with our most significant gains coming from import-dominated coastal markets.”
Ford expects total 2013 retail sales to be more than 1.7 million.
In order to meet the increasing demand for vehicles, Ford has increased production at its plant in Flat Rock, Michigan.
Mr. Felice concluded:
“With 16 launches next year, we’re looking to keep our sales momentum going.”
US car sales picking up
US car sales are strong, only a few months ago Kurt McNeil, GM’s Vice President for U.S. Sales, said:
“The sales tempo really picked up after the government shutdown ended” He also added that “the sales so far are an indicator that the economy is doing well. I think Octobers results were really solid.”