Ford Reports 26% Sales Decline In August, SUVs Down 53%

Ford is reporting August US sales of its Ford, Lincoln and Mercury brands are down 26% over the same period a year earlier, mainly due to continuing weakness in truck and SUV sales. While trucks are off 39%, the really breathtaking number is the 53% decline in SUV sales — despite the fact that Ford is touting a 17%… » 9/03/08 1:15pm 9/03/08 1:15pm