Ford experiences European sales rise
Ford have confirmed a huge boost in European sales during the first five months of 2014, fantastic news for the motoring giant.
Figures which show that the corporation is currently outpacing the industrywide recovery, as European sales grew by 7.7 per cent in the same period last year – the five months from January to May. It is thought that the increase has been brought about by positive sales in the new Ford cars on the market today, such as the new Fiesta, Kuga. The Kuga in particular was a good performer, experiencing the biggest increase across the Ford range.
The exact figure for sales during the five months is 496,400 vehicles, a year-to-date increase of a staggering 35,500 units. Ford’s market share in May also equalled 7.9 per cent, rising by 0.1 per cent compared to last year. While sales during May did fall by 0.9 per cent year on year, the positivity of the preceding months did little to affect the overall picture.
Ford’s commercial arm also sees benefits
It has also been a great period for Ford’s commercial arm, with sales in the division rising by 12.8 per cent in May alone as well as a further 8.1 per cent when looking at the year to date. This helped Ford develop a commercial vehicle market share to 10.2 per cent, the highest level in 16 years. In further positivity, the Ford Transit remains the best-selling nameplate in the European one and two tonne commercial vehicle segments.
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