Ford Motor Co. kept the title of best-selling U.S. brand of 2017. Driven by strong light-truck sales, it rose with 1.3 percent. Even if the full-year volume of sales dropped with 0.9 percent in comparison with 2016, Ford takes this position for the eighth year in a row, and the F series was America's best-selling truck for the 41st consecutive year.
Here is the scale of growth and decrease of Ford brands:
Ford rose 2.4% in December and fell 0.9% on the year
Ford Lincoln fell 17%
Ford F series up 2.1%
Ford Mustang up 9.2% in the first full month for the new 2018 model
Ford Fusion down 8.8%
Ford Explorer up 31%
Ford Edge up 7.6%
Ford Escape up 1.8%
Ford Focus up 9.7%
Lincoln Continental down 34%
Lincoln Navigator up 30%.
While light-truck sales grown, the passengers cars fell more than twice because of decision to sell less vehicles to rental fleets, in December the sales fell 42% from a year earlier. Ford's fleet sales to rental companies finished the 2017 year at 11.1% of total sales, according to Ford lead. Daily rental sales remained 11.1% for the past three years.