Ford Leads In Product Rollouts
Ford Motor Co. will offer more new car models over the next three years than any other automaker, according to a Bank of America/Merrill Lynch report. Ford will change 26% of its lineup for the model years 2013 through 2016 compared with an industry average of 23%, the bank's annual "Car Wars" report said. General Motors Co. will replace 25% of its vehicles, followed by Toyota Motor Corp. at 24% and Nissan Motor Co. at 23%. Chrysler Group LLC will change only 20% of its vehicle lineup. Most of those new models will be crossover utility vehicles, luxury sedans and light trucks. These numbers make a big difference because new models bring consumers into showrooms.