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Ford starts out 2012 with a year over year gain

Ford Motor Company continued their momentum from 2011, starting 2012 out with a year over year gain of 7% - even though the company’s Lincoln brand struggled in the first stanza of the New Year.

2012 will prove to be an interesting year for the folks at Ford Motor Company, for the first time in decades, the automaker begins a year with just two brands under their company crest. Although Mercury was mostly a lame duck in 2011, the middle child brand did move some units but in 2012 – FoMoCo will rely strictly on the success of their Ford and Lincoln brands. To some, this might seem like a bad thing but in reality, Ford hasn’t lost brands so much as they have trimmed some unwanted and unneeded fat (sorry Mercury fans!).

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