Ford's (F) unit sales +12.2% to 221,270 vs. estimates for a 10% gain.
Retail sales were up 20% during the month.
Ford brand sales rose 12.7% during the month, while Lincoln sales edged 0.6% higher.
For the month: Trucks +18.4%; Utilities -0.2; Cars 17.5%.
By model, Fusion has its best August ever with 24,653 vehicles sold while the smaller-sized Focus, Fiesta, and C-MAX all sold well. (PR)