Ford is Canada’s best-selling automaker for second straight year image

Ford ended 2011 as the top-selling carmaker in Canada for the second consecutive year, the company announced.

The F-Series was the best-selling pickup truck in Canada and also the top-selling vehicle in the country for two straight years. The F-150 with V6 EcoBoost engine sold more than 24,000 units since the product launched last year.

“Full-sized trucks are experiencing record-breaking sales in Canada. Consumers don’t have to sacrifice space and fuel economy in their trucks,” said Scott Cauvel, vice president of sales, Ford of Canada.

Ford passenger car sales were up 14 percent in Canada in 2011, driven by the Ford Fiesta and the launch of the new 2012 Ford Focus. Total vehicle sales of Ford Motor Company of Canada rose 3 percent, thanks to strong SUV and CUV sales. The Ford Explorer saw increased sales by 119 percent, with Ford Escape sales also rising 3 percent ahead of the all-new 2013 Escape’s launch this spring.

“We are optimistic that the Canadian auto industry will continue to grow in 2012. Ford is well-positioned to take advantage of this growth, offering a full line-up of fuel-efficient vehicles, including our first Ford Focus Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV),” Cauvel added.