Ford says US sales jump 19 percent in October

DETROIT (AP) - November 3, 2010

General Motors, Honda and others have already reported strong sales of crossover wagons last month, and Ford was no exception. Sales of the redesigned Edge crossover were up 24 percent, while Ford Escape sales rose 17 percent.

Ford says sales of the F-Series pickup rose 24 percent, thanks in part to a month-long truck promotion.

The Fusion midsize sedan had its best October ever. Sales for the car rose 29 percent over the same month last year.

Analysts are expecting this October to be the strongest in three years, as consumer confidence increased and new models drew buyers to showrooms.

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