The Canadian PressOctober 1, 2013 13:01
DETROIT - Ford's U.S. sales rose 6 per cent in September, with strong car sales making up for slower sales of SUVs.
Ford said sales of the Fusion midsize sedan jumped 62 per cent over last September, to 19,972. Sales of the subcompact Fiesta rose 28.5 per cent to 5,043, while sales of the C-Max hybrid, which went on sale last fall, more than doubled to 2,182.
But sales of the Escape SUV — one of Ford's bestsellers — dropped 2 per cent to 22,607, and Explorer SUV sales were up just 1.5 per cent.