Ford lifts production forecast due to increase in demand for 2010 Fusion

While its nothing to get up and shout about, Ford said that it will be building more vehicles in North America in the second quarter than it had originally planned. The move comes as the Dearborn automaker sees an increase in demand for the 2010 Ford Fusion.

“It’s nothing to get excited about in terms of volume,” Ford sales analyst George Pipas told Automotive News. It’s an “upward adjustment, but not jaw-dropping.”

Pipas wouldn’t disclose any actual figures but the numbers are expected to be announced as a part of Ford’s first-quarter financial report due tomorrow. Earlier last month, Ford said that it will produce 425,000 cars and trucks in North America from April through June. That is a 41.9 percent drop for the same period in 2008.

Pipas said that retail sales of the Fusion increased on a year-over-year basis in March and are expected to repeat in April.

2010 Ford Fusion


– By: Omar Rana