US:New Ford models see brisk sales - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > Latest Ford News and Racing News > Ford Worldwide News
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-28-2004, 07:24   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Stacy94PGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The Hills of North Georgia,USA
Posts: 7,859
US:New Ford models see brisk sales

New Ford models see brisk sales

By Eric Mayne / The Detroit News

DEARBORN - Ford Motor Co., an automaker in need of hot vehicles, says three crucial new models are off to a fast start.

Ford will sell 3,000 of its new Five Hundred sedans in October - 20 percent more than expected - and dealers have already taken 50,000 orders for the new family sedan, said Ford Division president Steve Lyons.

The Five Hundred has taken flack from critics for its conservative - some say bland - styling. And Lyons doesn't expect the fast sales start to change that perception.

"You never quiet the critics," he said.

The Ford Freestyle crossover vehicle, which shares Five Hundred's underpinnings and combines the attributes of a minivan and SUV, is also enjoying a strong debut, Lyons said. The automaker has delivered about 1,300 to date and dealers have taken 30,000 orders. To meet rising demand for Freestyle, Ford is tweaking production at its Chicago Assembly Plant to build more of the crossover vehicles.

Ford expects to sell about 100,000 units of each annually.

The new Mustang, built in Flat Rock, is off to a blazing start, Lyons said. "The average life expectancy of a Mustang on a dealer lot is two hours."
__________________
Stacy94PGT
My first car was a 67 Mustang Coupe, 2nd one was a 67 Cougar XR-7, 3rd one was a 66 Mustang Coupe. Why did I get rid of these cars for ? I know why, because I'm stupid, stupid, stupid.

My next Ford.....
Stacy94PGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > Latest Ford News and Racing News > Ford Worldwide News



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
USA:Bill's Brand-New Ford Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 06-16-2004 04:25
A Family's 100-Year Car Trip Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 06-16-2003 08:44
Speech: Edsel B. Ford Ii At Automotive Press Association Luncheon In Detroit RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 06-06-2003 01:12
Women Influence Ford's History And Evolution RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 06-04-2003 09:01
Ford's 100th Anniversary Is Coming RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 1 06-14-2002 09:16

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:49.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.