Strong Transit van and SUV sales for Ford

Sales for SUVs, large cars and other commercial vehicles from Ford soared in February across Europe.

In February there were 104,500 vehicles sold in 50 different European markets, including at Ford van dealers in Poole and the rest of the UK.

Ford commercial vehicles enjoyed a strong month as sales were up 17 per cent on the previous year, making it the best sales in February since 1993. This has been put down to the new and expanded Ford Transit range and the Ranger pickup.

Ford Ranger sales increased by 26 per cent and the Transit Connect saw sales soar by 54 percent compared to the same time in 2015.

Ford SUV sales grow

Ford also toasted a sales growth for its SUV models in February, with the EcoSport and Kuga models seeing an increase of more than one-third.

This has seen Ford announcing that they expect its SUV range to grow by 30 per cent in 2016 compared to 2015, which would see the car manufacturer break the 200,000 sales barrier for the first-time in Europe.

Another factor in SUVs becoming even more popular in the UK and Europe is the unveiling of the new Ford Edge SUV. Many experts are predicting it to be a popular purchase in Ford van dealerships in Andover and the rest of the UK throughout 2016.

Large cars from Ford also saw a sales surge in February 2016 with the Ford S-MAX seeing sales triple, the Galaxy double its sales and Ford Mondeo sales increasing by 19 per cent in February compared to the same month last year.

Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales and Service for Ford of Europe, told the Ford Media Center, “Ford of Europe is off to a very fast start to 2016 and we are growing even faster than the industry.”

He added, “We are growing and gaining market share with our fresh cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles, and -- unlike much of the industry -- we are pulling back from rental car sales and dealer self-registrations that can erode brand value and residuals.”

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