Ford Gets Sales Boost from EcoBoost


The Detroit Bureau - February 1, 2013

January sales were particularly good for Ford Motor Co’s products containing the EcoBoost engine, according to Ken Czubay, Ford VP, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service.

Find out how hybrid technology drove Ford sales last month.

As for the Detroit makers, “Our investment in fuel-efficient new vehicles – including EcoBoost engines and hybrid technology – continues to pay off,” declared Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service.

The maker generated particularly strong numbers for a wide range of models such as the recently redesigned Escape crossover and the F-Series pickup, the latter clearly benefiting from an upturn in U.S. housing.

Sales of all-new Ford Fusion totaled 22,399 vehicles in January, a 65% increase versus a year ago and Fusion’s best January sales ever – breaking its January 2011 sales record by 56%. In addition, Ford’s small car sales were up 29% in January versus a year ago, with 23,171 Fiesta, Focus and C-MAX hybrid models sold, marking Ford’s best January small car sales since 2000.