Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Ford Europes sets new September sales record

September sales increased by 3.1 per cent to a record for the month of 179,200
Sales for the first nine months of the year increased by 70,300, to 1,384,500

Across its main 21 European markets, Ford sold a record 179,200 vehicles, a 3.1 per cent increase over September 2006. Market share improved to 9.8 per cent.
For the first nine months of the year, the company's sales increased by 5.4 per cent, to 1,384,500.

The Focus and Fiesta were Ford's top car models, selling 45,400 and 40,300 units respectively, while new Mondeo sold 18,350 units, its highest volume yet. Transit and Transit Connect dominated the company's commercial vehicle sales. Sales of the new Transit soared 5,300 units, to 21,200, with the Transit Connect improving by 700 units to 8,900 units.

Britain was the Ford's top market, selling 70,800 vehicles. Share in that country was a market leading 15 per cent. Elsewhere, Ford increased its sales in most of its main 21 markets, with particularly strong performances in Russia (+3,200) and in Italy (+1,265). Turkey achieved the company's highest market share, 17.8 per cent, with sales of 7,360.

"We enter the final months of the year in a strong position and we are optimistic that 2007 as a whole will be a year of significant sales progress for us," said Stephen Odell, Vice President, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe.

Ford's sales data includes both passenger cars and commercial vehicles from its 21 major European Sales Companies, including Russia and Turkey. Market share excludes Russia.

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