Friday, 15 July 2016

NEWS – Ford the market leader in June

Ford is in a great place at the minute. New cars are exciting the nation, with the Mustang and Focus RS grabbing the headlines. The Fiesta ST200 is on its way, and the Transit continues to be the commercial vehicle of choice. With the sales results in, we can see that Ford was the UK market leader in total vehicle, car and commercial vehicle (CV) sales in June. Ford achieved its highest June CV and fleet car volume on record.

According to the official sales figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT):
  • Ford total vehicle sales 41,284 and a sales share of 13.9 per cent, 3.1 percentage points ahead of nearest rival
  • Fiesta is UK best-seller, Transit Custom and Transit lead CV sales
  • Ford has five models in the UK top 20 – Fiesta (1st), Focus (3rd), Transit Custom (9th), Kuga (14th) and Transit (19th)
  • Ford Fiesta, Focus, C-MAX, Galaxy, Fiesta Van, Transit Connect, Transit Custom, Transit and Ranger all lead their respective segments
Andy Barratt, Ford of Britain chairman and managing director, said: “Sales remain surprisingly strong, despite the market hiatus around the referendum, which firmly underlines the success of exciting model range. We continue to consolidate and extend our long-standing UK market leadership through continued investment in exciting products and industry-leading technologies, delivered by the strongest UK dealer network..

“It’s a very busy time and, going into the summer, we are looking forward to full availability of the newly announced ST-line model range of Fiesta, Focus and Mondeo. Deliveries have commenced of the new Ford Edge, our flagship SUV, and the new S-MAX Vignale will be arriving in dealerships soon. Our highly successful Ford Transit and Transit Custom commercial vehicles also benefit this summer with the launch of the all-new Ford EcoBlue diesel engine, delivering significant cost of ownership and performance improvements for our customers.”

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