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Ford's Fusion and F-150 Will Drive More Profit Gains

Sunday - 7/28/2013, 2:00pm  ET

Ford's hot-selling Fusion should see even more sales gains this fall. Photo credit: Ford Motor.

This past week, Ford reported a second-quarter profit of $1.2 billion, a strong result powered by big sales in North America and improvements in all of its overseas regions. Further gains in Asia and Europe should give Ford even bigger profits in coming quarters, but Ford is also setting the stage for even more profits here in its home market.

Two of Ford's hottest products right now are the Fusion sedan (pictured) and the F-150 pickup. In this video, Fool contributor John Rosevear explains how the Fusion and the F-150 could boost Ford's profits even further as the second half of 2013 unfolds.

Ford's latest cars and trucks aren't doing well just in the United States. Its Focus has become one of China's best-sellers, and more Fords are climbing China's sales charts. A recent Motley Fool report, "2 Automakers to Buy for a Surging Chinese Market," says that Ford is one of two global auto giants exceptionally well positioned to benefit from China's ongoing auto boom. You can read this report right now for free -- just click here for instant access.