Ford's U.S. sales jumped 10 percent in July on strong demand for its SUVs.
The company reported total July sales of 212,236, making it Ford's best July in eight years.
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Sales of the Escape small SUV were up 19 percent to 26,558, while the Explorer mid-size SUV rose 32 percent to 16,797.
Ford's best-seller, the F-Series pickup, gained 5 percent to 63,240.
Cars didn't fare as well. Sales of the Ford Fiesta subcompact dropped 2 percent, while the Taurus sedan was down 12 percent.
Ford's Lincoln luxury brand was up 14 percent as its new small SUV, the MKC, arrived at dealerships.