Ford may Resume Second Place Among Car Sales in US
Posted December 22 2010 02:52 PM by staff
Filed under: Opinion, Ford
The collective corporate entity known as General Motors resides in first with a 19.3-percent share. Toyota, which was in second place, saw its marketshare slip to 15.2 percent due to its recall issues.
Thus Ford is in the position to reclaim second place in the sales race. The American automaker already has its hands on 16.4 percent of the market. The hotly selling F-Series pickup trucks continue to dominate the sales chart with 473,461 units sold through November. Trailing in second is the Fusion at 196,590 midsize sedans. The Focus (159,679), Escape (172,335), and Edge (107,345) have also done their part to keep the masses satisfied.
Lincoln has seen a 7.4-percent boost in sales through November. Mercury has been blowing out its inventory and is seeing a 2.3-percent jump on limited inventory. In total, Ford Motor Company is up 21 percent for the year through November while the industry gained 11 percent. Come 2011, Ford will officially be the second-largest automaker in the U.S. in terms of sales.
Last year, Ford claimed 15.3 percent of the market; in 2008, they held 14.2 percent. George Pipas, Ford's U.S. sales analyst, says, "it's the first time since 1993 that we [Ford] have gained share in the U.S. back-to-back two years in a row." You'll have to look back to the 1980s for the last time Ford added one or more points of market share as well.
via The Detroit News courtesy of Motor Trend Staff