Ford Motor Co. said Friday that its U. S. sales this year totaled more than two million for the first time since 2007, local media reported.
Sales of small cars this year are on pace to rise more than 20 percent, while utility vehicles are tracking up more than 30 percent, according to the car-marking company.
With gasoline prices higher than last year, Ford said customers continue to move toward smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles.
On Dec.1, Ford reported a total sale of 166,865 vehicles in November, up 13 percent from a year earlier but down 0.6 percent from October's total. Sales through November were up 18 percent from the first 11 months of 2010.
The company sold 1.935 million cars in 2010 in the United States, up 19 percent from the previous year.