The American-based automobile manufacturer operates in North and South America, Europe, the Asia Pacific region, as well as Africa. Recent statistics show that the North American segment remains by far the most profitable, with about 2.8 million units sold in the region in 2019. Although the Ford F-Series was one of the best-selling car and light truck models in the world in 2018, the stiff competition Ford faces from manufacturers such as General Motors, Toyota, and Honda has slowly reduced Ford’s global market share since 2000.
Ford’s subsidiaries include the Lincoln Motor Company as well as its own Ford Motor Credit Company, which helps provide financing, leasing, and insurance to and through its dealers. Ford Credit helps facilitate the purchase of new and used vehicles by retail customers, rental companies, and government entities, along with making it possible for dealerships to improve their facilities.