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Ford revenues up by a quarter

Ford posted a 25 per cent increase in its spring sales from a year earlier, propelled by record sales of its Fusion midsize sedan and robust demand for trucks led by the F-series pickup. Ford sold 167,542 vehicles in the US market in April, compared with 134,401 vehicles the same month a year earlier. Excluding Volvo, the premium brand Ford has agreed to sell to China's Geely, sales rose 26 per cent to 162,996 vehicles for its Ford, Lincoln and Mercury brands.