Ford tops GM as most popular automaker in February
Wednesday 03 March 2010
Ford boosted February sales in the US market by a staggering 43 percent, according to figures released March 2.
The company overtook General Motors to become the US's best-selling brand in February 2010, with just over 142,000 cars sold. The growth was primarily driven by the sales of smaller vehicles, with cars up 54 percent versus a year ago, utilities up 39 percent, and trucks up 36 percent. Sales of the Ford Fusion more than doubled, year-on-year, said the automaker.
"The Fusion was the biggest percentage increase and amazingly the car, ever since it was introduced, has 10 monthly sales records in the last 11 months," said Ford sales analyst George Pipas. "And this kind of economic backdrop, that's really an impressive performance."
Sales of General Motors vehicles also rose by 12 percent to 141,535 and the embattled Toyota took third place, posting a 9 percent fall to just over 100,000 vehicles. Although Toyota lost highest volume of sales (9,555 vehicles between 2009 and 2010), Suzuki posted the highest percentage fall of 61 percent.
In total, 780,463 cars were sold in the US through February 2010, a rise of 13 percent on February 2009. It takes the total car sales this year to 1.47 million, up 10 percent on 2009.
The Top Ten Automakers in the US - February 2010
1. Ford Motor Co.
2. General Motors
4. American Honda
5. Chrysler LLC
7. Hyundai Group
10. BMW Group
Data from Monthly US Sales Report by Automotive News/Manufacturers
Life & Style blogs
World’s largest chocolate manufacturer adds voice to warnings of 'potential cocoa shortage by 2020'
UK cities with the most single people: Most residents of Manchester are not hitched
Boys born in south of England 'live eight years longer' than those born in the north
GTA 5, Xbox One review: Next gen Los Santos is beautiful chaos
Care Quality Commission report: Just how good is your GP?
'Muslims pre-date Columbus in discovering America,' says Turkish president Erdogan
Former Tory PM Sir John Major says 'we would not have an NHS without migrants'
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
G20 summit: David Cameron warns Vladimir Putin that Russia's relationship with the West is at a 'fork in the road' over Ukraine
Myleene Klass: Ed Miliband 'strikes back' by comparing UK's need for Labour's mansion tax to Hear'Say track
Coalition government has 'shifted money from poorest to better-off' through welfare cuts and tax reductions, study claims
- 1 This is what the one in ten British men who pay for sex need to know
- 2 Lee Evans announces retirement from comedy on The Jonathan Ross Show
- 3 These grandmas smoking weed for the first time are wonderful
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Angelina Jolie confuses everyone with 'ay up me duck' East Midland's greeting to Derby actor Jack O'Connell at awards show
Benefits: Argyll Scott International: Argyll Scott is recruiting for a Permane...
£30000 - £50000 per annum + EXCELLENT: Austen Lloyd: COMMERCIAL PROPERTY SOLI...
Benefits: Argyll Scott International: Due to further expansion, a leading inte...
£27000 - £32000 per annum + training: Langley James : Senior Technician; Promo...