Ford US auto sales rise 11% in May

By Thomson Reuters Jun 4, 2024 | 8:23 AM

(Reuters) – Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday its U.S. auto sales rose 11% in May from a year earlier, helped by a healthy demand for SUVs, pickup trucks and hybrid vehicles.

Demand for crossover SUVs and pickup trucks has helped U.S. automakers post stronger sales over the past few years as Americans prefer the flexibility offered by those vehicles.

Ford’s overall sales in May rose to a little over 190,000 from a year ago.

(Reporting by Nathan Gomes in Bengaluru; Editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri)