The Blue Oval is bluer and more oval than ever with the latest sales data that it just published having received the final details. Ford happily announces that 2013 was officially a really good year for it, with an average rise in retail sales over the previous year of 14 percent (12 percent on cars and 14 percent on SUVs and 17 percent on trucks).
Annual records were set by the Fiesta, Fusion and Escape models, as well as the F-Series trucks. In total, it managed to sell 2,412,224 vehicles.
For them, last year was marked by virtually continuous growth that carried through into December, when total sales rose by 2 percent – it became the best December since 2005 and went on to complete a very fruitful sales year, the fourth one in a row to see Ford at the top of the charts (as they were expecting).
“December was a strong close to an even better year for Ford Motor Company,” said John Felice, vice president of Ford US Marketing, Sales and Service, adding that they “saw strong growth across the entire Ford lineup and made significant gains in the import-dominated coastal markets… Strong demand for our new cars, utilities, hybrids and trucks provided Ford with the largest share point gain of any full-line automaker in 2013.”
By Andrei Nedelea