Ford Motor Co., gaining more U.S. market share than any other automaker this year, will add capacity to build 200,000 more vehicles annually in North America on demand for F-Series pickups and Fusion sedans.
Stan Visnesky wanted to spice up his daily drive with a souped-up small hatchback. Rather than go for a more popular and pricey road rocket from Germany’s Volkswagen AG, Visnesky bought Ford Motor Co.’s Focus ST.
Detroit’s boom-and-bust history was built on a dependence on big, fuel-thirsty vehicles. Now, with freshly stocked showrooms of new cars and more-efficient trucks, U.S. automakers are gaining ground on their Asian competitors with the best lineup in a generation.
Ford Motor Co., seeking to challenge Toyota Motor Corp.’s dominance in gasoline-electric vehicles, said it will pass its full-year record for U.S. hybrid sales this month on demand for its Fusion and C-Max models.
Chrysler Group LLC, moving past costly rollouts of new Ram pickups and Jeep sport-utility vehicles, said production rebounded in April for the No. 3 U.S. automaker’s first monthly increase since November.
Ford Motor Co., reacting to U.S. pickup sales that have gained momentum for almost two years straight, said it plans to add workers at an F-150 truck factory to boost production of its most profitable model line.
For the first time in two decades, General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group LLC pulled off a sweep in the first three months of a year, with all three gaining U.S. market share in 2013’s first quarter.