Ford says U.S. industry auto sales up 12 percent from year before

Ford Motor Co said Tuesday it expects U.S. September auto sales to show a gain of 12 percent from a year ago.

Ford said it expects an annualized seasonally adjusted sales rate of 15 million vehicles, including medium and heavy trucks, which would suggest a light vehicle annualized rate of about 14.7 million vehicles.

Ford's September sales were flat compared with a year before.

Ford and other major automakers are reporting September sales on Tuesday.

(Reporting By Bernie Woodall; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)