Ford Canada’s sales driven by fuel-efficient cars
Crossover sales rose 20%
OAKVILLE, Ont., May 1, 2012 – April sales for Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited were driven by its fuel-efficient car line-up. Ford Focus sales were up 38 per cent, Mustang sales increased 28 per cent, Fusion sales rose 11 per cent and Taurus sales jumped 106 per cent.
“With gas prices hitting record highs last month, we saw an increasing number of Canadian consumers choosing cars,” said Dianne Craig, president and CEO, Ford of Canada. “Ford has invested heavily in fuel-efficient gas engines, hybrids, plug-in hybrids and electric vehicle technology — we like to call this the power of choice.”
For example, the 2013 Fusion will offer five different powertrains, including, two EcoBoost engines, a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid.
Also in April, Ford CUV sales rose 20 per cent, driven by the popular Canadian-built Edge, which saw a 25 per cent increase. Lincoln MKS and Navigator sales rose with a 50 per cent and 21 per cent increase, respectively.
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May 1, 2012