Ford sees U.S. August industry auto sales up 3 percent

Wed Sep 3, 2014 10:23am EDT
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DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N: Quote) sales analyst Erich Merkle said the company expects U.S. auto industry sales to rise 3 percent in August, easily beating expectations of a 0.1 percent gain.

Ford's sales beat expectations. The No. 2 auto maker reported August U.S. sales of 222,174, up 0.4 percent.

(Reporting by Bernie Woodall; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

The Ford logo is seen on a vehicle at Ford car plant in Craiova, 230km (143 miles) west of Bucharest, October 29, 2012. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel/Files