Ford Crowned Top-Selling U.S. Auto Brand

By Jay Casteel  |  01/04/2014

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Detroit-bred Ford Motor claimed the crown for top-selling automotive brand within the U.S. for 2013, their fourth-straight title, reports Forbes.

Through November, the company recorded 2.28 million vehicle sales in the States -- including their luxury Lincoln brand, which racked up nearly 74,000 sales. Ford, itself, sold 2.2 million, accounting for 97 percent of the total.

Just after Christmas, the Ford Focus was announced the world's top-selling car for 2013, though it wasn't the top-seller within the U.S.

The numbers put the company ahead of Toyota, whose totals hit around 2 million. Toyota sold 1.8 million, or 88 percent of the total 2 million, while its Lexus division delivered about 240,000 vehicles or 12 percent.