Ford has been enjoying great success this year with their sales of small SUVs, reporting that 206,896 Escapes have sold in the US through October, a 31-percent increase from last year’s sales to date. They’re also expecting November’s figures to be on the rise, not just for themselves for but for the auto industry as a whole.
According to Ford, sales of small SUVs have “reigned supreme” this year, which is good considering that their light-vehicle sales only rose 6.2-percent in October compared to the industrywide gain of 7.5-percent. Ford’s overall US market share did slightly rise compared to last year, 16.8-percent in 2011 versus 16.7-percent in 2010.
[Source: Automotive News]