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Ford posts 18-percent April sales increase

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A Ford logo is seen on a car during a press preview at the 2013 New York International Auto Show in New York, March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Mike S
A Ford logo is seen on a car during a press preview at the 2013 New York International Auto Show in New York, March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Mike S

DEARBORN (WKZO) -- Ford Motor Company's U.S. sales were up by 18-percent in April with gains across the portfolio.

Car sales were up by 21-percent with sales of trucks and utilities increasing by 16-percent each. Ford Fusion and Escape broke April sales records with leaps of 24-percent and 52-percent respectively.

The F-Series truck line posted a 24-percent rise in sales marking the best April since 2006.

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