Ford's US sales rose 7 pct in November

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Associated Press

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 8:01 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 3 at 8:02 AM

DETROIT (AP) — Ford's U.S. sales rose 7 percent in November, led by strong demand for the Fusion midsize car and F-Series pickups.

Ford said Fusion sales jumped 51 percent over last November to 22,839. F-Series pickup sales were up 16 percent to 65,501.

But sales of the Escape SUV — one of Ford's best sellers — dropped slightly to 20,988, and Focus small car sales were off almost 17 percent to 15,239. Explorer SUV sales also were down nearly 9 percent to 13,220.

Ford said its Lincoln luxury brand sales rose 17 percent to 6,727 on strong sales of the MKZ midsize sedan.

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