DETROIT (AP) -- Ford's U.S. sales rose 7 percent in November, led by strong demand for the Fusion midsize car and F-Series pickups.
Ford said Fusion sales jumped 51 percent over last November to 22,839. F-Series pickup sales were up 16 percent to 65,501.
But sales of the Escape SUV - one of Ford's best sellers - dropped slightly to 20,988, and Focus small car sales were off almost 17 percent to 15,239. Explorer SUV sales also were down nearly 9 percent to 13,220.
Ford said its Lincoln luxury brand sales rose 17 percent to 6,727 on strong sales of the MKZ midsize sedan.