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Ford US sales fall 1 percent in April

May 1, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. says its April U.S. sales fell 1 percent as small-car sales sputtered and the Lincoln brand stumbled.

The company says it sold just over 204,000 cars and trucks for the month, below the expected industrywide increase of around 9 percent.

Ford says its car sales fell 9 percent while trucks rose 8 percent. Focus small car sales dropped 15 percent, while the C-Max hybrid dropped more than 40 percent. But sales of the F-Series pickup, the most popular vehicle in the nation, rose 7.4 percent.

Sales of the Lincoln luxury brand were down 11 percent, while Ford brand sales were down slightly.

The company said its sales to rental car companies fell 24 percent.

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