Auto News

AutoGuide News Blog

The AutoGuide News Blog is your source for breaking stories from the auto industry. Delivering news immediately, the AutoGuide Blog is constantly updated with the latest information, photos and video from manufacturers, auto shows, the aftermarket and professional racing.
 |  Nov 30 2011, 5:00 PM

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]