Ford sales surge in strong February

New car sales figures have been released for the month of February, showing a hugely impressive year-on-year rise in the amount of completed transactions. The Ford Motor Company has every reason to be delighted with its performance in particular, with the ever popular Focus coming in as the number one selling domestic vehicle in the UK.

Ford cars for sale in general went a long way towards making the second month of 2013 such a successful one in terms of vehicle trading, as the Fiesta, despite losing its long held top spot to the Focus, also recorded excellent numbers. In total, February’s sales were 7.9 per cent higher than those of the same period last year, demonstrating that the British car market is now almost operating at full strength again.

In fact, the statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) were so positive that they equated to the best seen since the previous government’s Scrappage Incentive Scheme came to an end in spring 2010. Due to the persistently challenging state of the wider UK economy, officials at the SMMT have speculated that this dramatic surge in sales has been fuelled by drivers concluding that it will actually save them precious money in the long term by investing in an efficient, reasonably priced new vehicle, rather than continuing to spend more than is needed on an older model.

The SMMT’s interim chief executive, Mike Baunton, expressed his delight at the strength of the figures, noting that ‘February is traditionally a low volume month’ for sales, indicating just how impressive the month’s return was.

Consumers should be reminded that used Ford cars also offer fantastic value for money and, with highly regarded levels of performance and reliability, often provide buyers on a budget with a rewarding alternative to a brand new purchase.

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