Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday that its February sales rocketed 43%, helping it to surpass General Motors Co. as the largest U.S. automaker for the month.
U.S. sales are up 43% year-over-year and up 22% compared to January.
Ford brand sales are up 46% year-over-year, Lincoln sales are up 19% year-over-year, and Mercury sales are up 24% year-over-year.
Production in Q2 is up 144,000 vehicles versus a year ago.
Year to date through February, Ford, Lincoln and Mercury sales totaled 250,050, which is up 34% versus a year ago.
Vice president of U.S. Marketing Sales and Service Ken Czusbay said, "The strength of our new products and Ford's leadership in quality, fuel efficiency, safety, smart design and value are resonating with customers. The good news is we have even more new products and fuel-efficient powertrains coming this year, and we expect our progress to continue."