Ford, Honda fight for No.2 spot in U.S. hybrid sales

2010 Honda Insight - 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

As reported earlier this morning, Ford’s U.S. hybrid sales were up 73 percent during the first nine months of 2009, as compared to the same period last year. Through September, Ford said it sold 26,016 hybrid vehicles with the new Ford Fusion Hybrid leading the pack.

According to Automotive News, Ford and Honda are fighting for the No.2 spot among hybrid vehicle sellers in the United States. Honda currently holds the No.2 spot, led by the Honda Insight and the Civic hybrid, selling a total of 29,958 hybrid cars in the first nine months of this year, a gain of 8 percent from 2008.

Toyota Motor Corp. leads all automakers in U.S. hybrid sales by a huge margin, selling more hybrid vehicles than all of its competitors combined. However, Toyota’s U.S. hybrid sales were down 28 percent during the first nine months of 2009, with a total of 144,351 hybrid vehicles sold.

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid:

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

– By: Stephen Calogera