Ford (F) has had some troubles as of late. It competes with General Motors (GM), Toyota Motors (TM), and Honda (HMC). Toyota has the largest market cap by far at $267.8 billion, Honda is next with $70.5 billion, Ford is at $47.6 billion, and GM is the smallest with $40.0 billion.
In Ford’s 2011 10-K, it reported that it held 16.5% of U.S. market share, 17.1% in Canada, and 9.4% in Mexico. That growth was up 0.1% in the U.S., 0.2% in Canada, and down 1.1% in Mexico compared to 2010. The Ford Escape was the best-selling small utility vehicle in America last year. The trend in the U.S. is towards smaller, more fuel efficient vehicles. It has also gotten rid of Mercury, Jaguar, and Volvo so that it can focus on its Ford and Lincoln brands.
On the list of the 10 best selling cars of 2011, Ford held three spots, which was the most of any auto maker on the list. It’s F-Series was number one, the same rank as last year, the Escape went from not being on the list all the way up to fifth, while the Fusion climbed from eighth in 2010 to sixth. On that list, Toyota and Chevy each have two models, and Honda, Dodge, and Nissan each have one.
In GM’s latest release, it reports an 18.0% U.S. market share for the end of fourth quarter 2011, which is down from 20% at the end of the second quarter, and down from 19.1% for the same quarter last year. Until recently, GM produced the Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, Pontiac, Saturn, SAAB, GMC, and Hummer models.To continue reading, click here.