Ford Motor Co. has been selling new-car deals at its dealerships in the U.S. since September.
The automaker is making new-vehicle sales the fastest in the past six months, according to a new report from Bloomberg.
The pace has accelerated in part because of Ford’s continued efforts to sell more electric vehicles, such as the Chevy Bolt EV, and because of the company’s commitment to selling high-margin vehicles, including the Fusion Hybrid and the Fusion Sport.
Ford is also expanding its portfolio of compact vehicles, the company said on Monday.
Ford’s sales increased 2.7% in the quarter ended March 31, compared with a year earlier.
Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg expected Ford’s U.K. sales to increase 4.6% to $12.7 billion, while the U, U.A.E. and Germany sales were forecast to increase by 4.3% to 4.8 billion.
Ford sold 1.5 million Fusion Hybrid SUVs in the fourth quarter, a 5.6-percent increase from the same period a year ago.
The Fusion Hybrid was Ford’s first new vehicle since the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid.
The Chevrolet Bolt EV and the Chevrolet Bolt SUV have sold more than a million each, while Ford is targeting to sell 300,000 Fusion Hybrid electric cars by the end of 2019.
The company’s U, A.E., and Germany deliveries are also projected to rise.
Ford Chief Financial Officer Dan Ammann said the company is confident that it can build on its solid base of existing vehicles, which it said will deliver on the company “goal of becoming a world leader in the mobility sector.”
Ford will introduce the new Fusion Hybrid at the 2017 Detroit auto show later this month.