Ford sees Aug US auto sales rate at 18.2-18.7 mln


DEARBORN, Mich., Aug 28 (Reuters) - Steve Lyons, the head of Ford Motor Co.'s Ford division, said on Thursday that U.S. new car and light truck sales could hit an annual rate of 18.2 million to 18.7 million in August, making it the strongest month of the year. High incentives and signs that the U.S. economy is strengthening helped boost industry-wide vehicle sales in August, Lyons told reporters at a briefing on new advertising for the Ford F-150 pickup truck. Automakers are scheduled to ...

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