Ford says its U.S. sales rose 46 percent in September as it saw strong sales of redesigned cars and trucks.
Ford had expected sales to rise significantly from September of 2009, when sales dropped as last summer's Cash for Clunkers program came to an end
But Ford says sales also rose 2 percent from August. Ford says sales of its redesigned Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX set monthly records. The new subcompact Fiesta also drew buyers into showrooms.