Ford finishes second in sales growth for February 2011

Ford was not hit as hard as GM and Chrysler when the auto industry imploded in 2008 and 2009, so Ford Motor Company saw an improvement of just 14% but with the Ford brand moving over 150,000 vehicles last month, Ford was the top selling brand in the US market.

While Ford moved more vehicles than any other brand in the US auto industry with 150,678 vehicles accounting for an improvement of 22% compared to February last year, that was the only bright spot for the Motor Company. Lincoln, as the only other brand in the company right now, saw a decline of 11% compared to February 2010 and for the first time in 864 months (that’s 72 years), there was not a single Mercury model sold as Ford appears to have successfully “wound down” the middle child brand. The trouble at Lincoln dealerships and the lack of the Mercury brand brought Ford Motor Company a gain of just 14% over February 2010.

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