Ford's US sales down 6 pct in February as bad weather keeps buyers home

DETROIT – Ford’s U.S. sales dropped 6 per cent in February as winter weather kept many buyers at home.

Ford’s car sales dropped 14 per cent and utility sales were down 4 per cent.

Pickup truck sales remained a bright spot. Ford’s F-Series sales were up nearly 3 per cent to 55,882. It was the best February for the F-Series in eight years.

Ford’s luxury Lincoln brand also saw improvement. Sales of the MKZ sedan, which went on sale last spring, more than tripled to 3,044.

Ford said its sales to rental, business and other fleets dropped 10 per cent because the weather delayed some deliveries. The company expects to make up those sales in March.