Ford to be best-selling car company in the US in 2013

Ford is not just a hugely popular car in the UK, it is also set to be the best-selling car in the US after selling over 2.4 million vehicles this year in North America alone.

Whether it is a Ford Ka model for sale or a Ford Focus, virtually all of Ford's cars have been extremely popular with record sales for its Fusion, Escape and Fiesta models recorded during 2013. Ford also currently has the best-selling single vehicle in America, as its F-Series pickup is expected to see its yearly sales go over the 700,000 barrier.

Ford came in as the number one car company in the US after beating rival Toyota for the second year in a row. Last year, Americans bought 329,677 more Fords than Toyotas, but in 2013 this number is set to increase further.

John Felice, Ford vice president of US marketing, sales and service, said in a statement, "The great news is that we are not overly reliant on any one segment - we're seeing double-digit sales growth in cars, trucks and utilities."

In the UK, Ford is also a hugely popular car and back in April 2013 it was announced that the Ford's Fiesta was the best-selling car in Britain. The report in the Telegraph stated that the Ford Fiesta sold an amazing 8,083 vehicles in April alone, while the Ford Focus was another top seller, shifting 5,944 units.

Second hand Ford Fiesta cars are also popular in the UK, as the recent downturn in the economy has put some people off buying brand new vehicles.

Despite Ford's huge success in 2013 they are not going to rest on their laurels and will be launching a number of new models in 2014.

John Felice added, "With 16 launches next year, we're looking to keep our sales momentum going."

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