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.