The Motley Fool Discussion Boards

Previous Page

Stocks F / Ford Motor Company


Subject:  Re: Summary of Sales Date:  2/1/2013  4:22 PM
Author:  TMFBreakerRob Number:  17390 of 18220

Perhaps most folks know this, but here's a tiny bit of clarification. One of the columns is labelled "Truck/SUV" and the other one is "Cars". The government is involved in the definitions of what is a car and what is a truck/SUV.

In most cases, Truck/SUV not only includes pick-ups and the big SUVs, but it also includes stuff like CUVs (crossovers like the Ford Edge or Escape or Explorer) and mini-vans. Some products, like the Ford Flex, are a bit difficult to ascertain without design data and you'd have to check the EPA or NHTSA website to see how it is classified.


The point of this is to mention that Ford is the leader in pick-ups and does well with crossovers, but GM sells a lot of SUVs and crossovers that give them the edge despite lagging pick-up sales.... right now.

While I'm blabbering on