October 2, 2012 / 2:47 PM / in 6 years

Ford says U.S. industry auto sales up 12 percent from year before

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N) said Tuesday it expects U.S. September auto sales to show a gain of 12 percent from a year ago.

Ford cars are reflected in the company's logo at the carmakers' booth on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile, September 28, 2012. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Ford said it expects an annualized seasonally adjusted sales rate of 15 million vehicles, including medium and heavy trucks, which would suggest a light vehicle annualized rate of about 14.7 million vehicles.

Ford’s September sales were flat compared with a year before.

Ford and other major automakers are reporting September sales on Tuesday.

    Reporting By Bernie Woodall; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick

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