Rivalries

Ford Outsells GM in U.S.

Thanks to new models and the recent rise in truck popularity, Ford is also upping its reputation by outselling General Motors in the U.S. last month for the first time since 1998. Leading monthly deliveries in February by a minor 334 cars in monthly deliveries, Ford snuck by GM in domestic sales, the automakers revealed Tuesday. "This is huge because it's the classic rivalry like Pepsi and Coke, the Red Sox and the Yankees," an industry expert said. "It could be a turning point." Ford exceeded analyst estimates; sales for its Fusion and Taurus approximately doubled. But GM failed to meet expectations, leading the company to create separate branches for North American sales and marketing. "Ford is certainly riding momentum right now," one J.D. Power & Associates employee said. "GM is still in a state of flux, trying to settle on an image for the brands that remain and shuffling the management team."