Ford follows GM in moving to quarterly U.S. sales reporting

Ford Motor Co. this year will follow crosstown rival General Motors by moving to quarterly reporting of U.S. sales figures.

The automaker is abandoning monthly reporting amid a busy product year, where it will continue the culling of its sedan portfolio and add a number of nameplates, including the Ranger midsize pickup and Lincoln Aviator crossover, and debut redesigned models of its Escape and Explorer crossovers.

Ford, which is one of two automakers to hold monthly sales calls for analysts and media, will transition to a quarterly call and release beginning in April. It will still provide monthly figures to data agencies.