Ford (F -0.2%) saw trucks and utilities sell well again in December as passenger cars lagged.
Sales by brand: Ford +1.6%; Lincoln +8.1%.
F-Series sales rose 8.4% to 74,592 while Fusion sales were up 26.6% to 24,408. Taurus, Focus, and Fiesta all saw a big drop in sales during the month compared to a year ago.
A feather in Ford's cap, the automaker fully expects to end the year as the top selling auto brand in the U.S.