Ford's US sales rise 10.4 percent in June

AP News
Posted: Jul 01, 2011 12:24 PM
Ford's US sales rise 10.4 percent in June

Ford Motor Co. says its U.S. sales rose 10.4 percent in June thanks to new products like the Fiesta subcompact and revamped Explorer SUV.

Explorer sales more than doubled over last June, while sales of the Fiesta more than quadrupled. Focus small car sales were up 41 percent.

The F-Series pickup remained Ford's best-selling vehicle, with sales up 7 percent from a year ago.

Falling gas prices and increased deals brought more buyers into showrooms in June. estimated that Ford spent $2,745 per vehicle on incentives in June, or 11 percent more than in May.

But Ford might have seen stronger sales if it had more small cars in stock. Ford U.S. sales analyst George Pipas says some Focus sedans are selling within hours of arriving at dealerships.