Ford see rise in Europe car sales during January



Ford have confirmed an increase in European car sales during January - the eighth consecutive such rise - thanks to strong demand from German and Ford UK dealers

According to official figures from the firm, deliveries to all major countries in Europe and the Baltic states during January came to 80,800, representing a huge increase from the 74,000 recorded a year earlier. A 9.2 per cent year-on-year gain, it is due in large part to the huge enduring interest in various recent models including the Ford Kuga and Fiesta.

Germany recorded the biggest increase in sales of any country at 16,800, although the UK - Ford's biggest market in the continent - recorded a rise of 11 per cent to finish the month with around 26,800 units shifted. Experts believe that this could be an indicator of a very bright future for the firm, especially with the new Ford Ka tipped to be met with huge interest when it arrives at UK showrooms in 2015.

More new models to arrive in 2014

Ford Europe Sales Chief Roelant de Waard was happy with the news, saying that the fact that 11 new vehicles have been launched by Ford in just 15 months is perhaps one reason why the sales figures are continuing to rise. He also stated that a further 10 vehicles are set to be launched this year alone, which is sure to result in even greater consumer interest.

Founded in 1903, the Ford Motor Company is now regarded as one of the biggest names in the automotive industry, with models like the Ford Focus, Fiesta and Mondeo currently at the top of their respective fields. If you are keen to discover why the Blue Oval continues to be held in such high regard, why not head to one of the Ford dealerships operated by the Foray Motor Group today?