Ford’s new Fusion hybrid is gaining in popularity in Canada.
While not providing exact sales numbers, Ford of Canada said Ford Fusion Hybrid sales were up 209 percent when compared to March 2012. Meanwhile, the regular ICE-powered Fusion sales increased 26 percent.
The same pattern happened on the Lincoln side with MKZ Hybrid sales rising 60 percent while ICE-powered MKZ sales increased 24 percent.
In total, Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited sales increased two percent in March, driven by F-150, which grew 23 percent. The Flex, Explorer and Expedition also had positive sales, with increases of 11, 21, and 41 percent respectively.
“Ford of Canada experienced positive sales across the board, seeing continued strength with F-Series,” said Dianne Craig, president and CEO, Ford of Canada. “2013 is forecasted to be a record breaking year for the industry. The Ford of Canada team and our dealers are proud and humbled by our sales leadership in March.”
Car sales saw growth from Mustang, Fusion and Taurus, with increases of 12, 26 and 170 percent respectively. The Lincoln MKZ also had positive results in March with a 24 percent increase.