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Ford’s U.S. sales up 10 percent in July
First Published Aug 01 2014 09:13 am • Last Updated Aug 01 2014 09:13 am

Detroit • Ford’s U.S. sales jumped 10 percent in July on strong demand for its SUVs.

The company reported total July sales of 212,236, making it Ford’s best July in eight years.

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Sales of the Escape small SUV were up 19 percent to 26,558, while the Explorer mid-size SUV rose 32 percent to 16,797.

Ford’s best-seller, the F-Series pickup, gained 5 percent to 63,240.

Cars didn’t fare as well. Sales of the Ford Fiesta subcompact dropped 2 percent, while the Taurus sedan was down 12 percent.

Ford’s Lincoln luxury brand was up 14 percent as its new small SUV, the MKC, arrived at dealerships.




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