Ford Bests Own Hybrid Sales Number in First Half of 2013

Sami Haj-Assaad
by Sami Haj-Assaad

The popularity of the Ford Fusion Hybrid, C-Max Hybrid, as well as the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is translating into solid sales for the blue oval, as the brand has just beat its previous full-year record of hybrid sales in the first five months of 2013.

Selling approximately 37,000 hybrid models this year through May, the American automaker has bested it’s past full year record of 35,496 hybrid vehicles, accomplished in 2010.

Ford is selling several hybrid models now, including new plug-in hybrids called the Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi. Ford is now second to only Toyota in terms of hybrid sales in the US.

The company boasts that hybrids are flying off dealer lots, with turnaround times of 10 days in some key markets. Ford is also saying many of its sales are from buyers who have previously owned Toyota and Honda vehicles.

SEE ALSO: Top 10 Cheapest 40 MPG Cars

Indeed, both the C-Max and Fusion Hybrids were named to our top 10 cheapest cars which get more than 40 mpg, proving that the cars are aggressively priced. For more information on the Ford Fusion Hybrid, be sure to check out our review, where we found the EPA’s fuel economy rating of 47 mpg to be quite optimistic. For those looking for a bit more space than the Fusion, there’s also the C-Max hybrid, which starts at $25,995 after destination charges. Read our review of the C-Max Hybrid. For those more interested in the plug-in hybrid, our review of the C-Max Energi will tell you all you need to know about the high-tech hybrid.

Sami Haj-Assaad
Sami Haj-Assaad

Sami has an unquenchable thirst for car knowledge and has been at AutoGuide for the past six years. He has a degree in journalism and media studies from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto and has won multiple journalism awards from the Automotive Journalist Association of Canada. Sami is also on the jury for the World Car Awards.

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