Ford Predicts It Will Be Top Car Manufacturer In 2013

Possibly the second year in a row the American automaker has beaten Toyota

Ford Motor Co. announced Monday that it predicts the company will beat Toyota in worldwide sales for the second year in a row. According to the International Business Times, Ford was ahead of the Japanese automaker by 396,041 sales in November. Automakers will announce their actual year end total sales on Friday.

This was an excellent year for car sales, and the industry is expecting even more growth in 2014. A great year next year would make it only the second time since World War II that automakers have experienced five straight years of growth.

According to Autoblog, experts say the rise in American auto sales is due to their continuing dominance in the full size pickup segment in addition to pushing new products meant to compete with Asian midsize and compact sedans.

Ford's F-Series pickup is not only the best selling truck in America, but one of the best selling vehicles of all time. The midsize Ford Fusion and compact Ford Fiesta also saw record sales this year, and the Ford Escape is one of 2013's best-selling SUVs, despite multiple recalls.

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