Ford says high U.S. fuel prices slow big SUV sales


DETROIT, March 23 (Reuters) - Sales of big sport utility vehicles peaked about three years ago and high U.S. gasoline prices are contributing to their industrywide decline, a senior Ford Motor Co. official said on Wednesday. "There is a shift down from the larger sport utilities, what we would call the medium and ... the large and heavy sport utilities, down toward the small and the crossover categories," said Earl Hesterberg, Ford's head of North American marketing and sales. "There are ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"Ford says high U.S. fuel prices slow big SUV sales" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!

For pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: or phone: (248) 799-2642

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.

Already registered? here.

Feb 10, 2017

Volvo V60 Polestar 2.0L Turbo/Supercharged DOHC 4-cyl. -- 2017 Award Acceptance

Stefan Hermelin, general manager-Monitoring & Concept Center, accepts Volvo Cars' award at the 2017 Wards 10 Best Engines ceremony....More


Follow Us

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×