Ford continue to outstrip rivals with sales increase

Ford have sold nearly 48,000 more cars than their nearest rival so far this year.

This figure comes as the latest sales statistics from last month have been released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

The report also shows that in the year so far, Ford car sales have increased by 27 per cent and that the Fiesta and Focus are the two best-selling cars in the country.

Sales of the Fiesta are roughly 70 per cent higher than its nearest non-Ford competitor with 58,940 registrations this year so far, a 14 per cent increase on sales in the same period last year.

Additionally, the official figures released by the SMMT show that overall car sales in May were up 7.7 per cent compared with May 2013 with a total of 194,032 sold. For the year to date, sales were up 11.6 per cent compared with last year, with a total of 1,058,974.

Ford experience significant increase in sales

Mark Ovenden, chairman and managing director of Ford UK said:  “UK car sales are continuing to grow and in a highly competitive market Ford has succeeded in extending its sales lead while recording significant increases in the commercially important retail and net fleet segments.”

“Ford is continuing to invest in an outstanding vehicle range, which is stretching its market footprint through exciting introductions, such as the extended Ford Transit family, and industry-leading technologies, spearheaded by the multi-award-winning EcoBoost engine.  This is backed up by the strongest dealer network in the UK.”

Transit and Transit Custom top the best selling Commercial Vehicles list

Following on from the success of the Fiesta and Focus, the Transit and Transit Custom have also topped their respective list, being the two best-selling commercial vehicles.

Sales of Ford’s medium commercial vehicles totalled 25,902 for the year to date, up by over 500 sold from last year’s total of 25,413.  In addition to the success of the Transit and Transit Custom, the Ford Fiesta Van experienced sales success, all three being leaders in their respective segments for the year to date.

Increases in Ford’s retail and net fleet car sales for the year to date, compared with last year, are up from 63,029 and 35,942 to 67,149 and 41,772, respectively.

Overall UK commercial vehicle sales for the year to date were 140,606, up 8 per cent in comparison to the same period in 2013 and total sales of Ford commercial vehicles for the year to date were up from 30,028 to 30,795, compared with the year before.