The success of the 2013 Ford Fusion might come with a few strings attached, because while it is good news for Ford to be doing so well in a competitive mid-size market, they might not be able to keep up with demand, and as such inventory levels could begin to dwindle.
Sales numbers are said to be very impressive and so has been putting a huge strain on production, and if production slows or is not able to increase, Ford could see a drop in Fusion sales, which is not something they would want.
To give you an idea of just how well Ford Fusion sales are doing, they are up 22 percent over the same period last year in the US and as such only has an inventory of a 39-day supply of new models, so if there were any issues with production those levels would be depleted in just over a month.
According to a report, the normal average is a 60-day supply level, so you can understand why Ford will be a little worried at this stage. The 2013 Ford Fusion is currently being produced in Hermosillo, Mexico, over three shifts. However, there is some good news coming for those concerned about getting one of Ford’s new midsize sedans, as Michigan will soon be helping out with production, which would mean both plants would be able to produce around 400,000 units per year.
While these figures are impressive, you have to wonder if Ford is fabricating these numbers a little, to make the 2013 Ford Fusion sound far more popular then it is? Having said that, this new model is a pretty decent car, and considering the Toyota Camry shifted 400,000 units, it’s not that shocking to see sales of the all-new Fusion doing so well.