It’s been a superlative year for the Ford Fusion—the vehicle has been so popular among car buyers that the 2013 Fusion was the subject of a supply shortage earlier this year when demand outstripped supply. But even with the clock ticking down on 2013 and the 2014 Fusion on the way, it would seem that Ford is not done as its fuel-efficient midsize sedan nears 300,000 sales for the year.
Alec Gutierrez, senior analyst for Kelley Blue Book, told The Detroit News in an interview that “three hundred thousand sales is definitely attainable.” Projections currently estimate that the Fusion has moved 225,000 through September (with recent figures showing a 62 percent year-over-year gain for that particular month), putting it well on-pace to crush the previous overall sales record of 248,067 set in 2011.
Ford recently set the Fusion’s production goal between 350,000 and 360,000, which is being aided by the recent addition of the Fusion to the Flat Rock Assembly Plant’s production schedule.
Automotive oddsmakers seem optimistic that this Fusion could unseat the long-time reigning best-selling car in the U.S.—the Toyota Camry—by finishing up 2013 with continued strong sales. Everyone loves a winner, and here at Cambridge Ford, we’ve got all of Ford’s breadwinners and bacon-bringer-homers, including the 2013 Ford Fusion. But act fast: if history is any indicator, these hotcakes will be here and gone before you know it!