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Sunday, 10 July 2016

UK SALES JUNE - Ford leads most of it's segments and are still the brand to beat in the UK.

Ford was the UK market leader in total vehicle, car and commercial vehicle (CV) sales in June. Ford achieved its highest June CV and fleet car volume on record.
According to the official sales figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT):
June 2016 highlights:
  • Ford total vehicle sales 41,284 and a sales share of 13.9 per cent, 3.1 percentage points ahead of nearest rival
  • Fiesta is UK best-seller, Transit Custom and Transit lead CV sales
  • Ford has five models in the UK top 20 – Fiesta (1st), Focus (3rd), Transit Custom (9th), Kuga (14th) and Transit (19th)
  • Ford Fiesta, Focus, C-MAX, Galaxy, Fiesta Van, Transit Connect, Transit Custom, Transit and Ranger all lead their respective segments

Andy Barratt, Ford of Britain chairman and managing director, said:  “Sales remain surprisingly strong, despite the market hiatus around the referendum, which firmly underlines the success of exciting model range. We continue to consolidate and extend our long-standing UK market leadership through continued investment in exciting products and industry-leading technologies, delivered by the strongest UK dealer network.
“It’s a very busy time and, going into the summer, we are looking forward to full availability of the newly announced ST-line model range of Fiesta, Focus and Mondeo. Deliveries have commenced of the new Ford Edge, our flagship SUV, and the new S-MAX Vignale will be arriving in dealerships soon. Our highly successful Ford Transit and Transit Custom commercial vehicles also benefit this summer with the launch of the all-new Ford EcoBlue diesel engine, delivering significant cost of ownership and performance improvements for our customers.”
The official figures released by the SMMT today show that total car sales in June were down 0.8 per cent to 255,766 units, compared with June 2015. Ford car sales were 30,244, 4.666 registrations ahead of its nearest rival.
Ford maintained its lead in retail car sales, which most accurately reflect the preferences of private buyers.  For June, Ford is four percentage points of retail car sales share ahead of its nearest rival.
The Ford Fiesta remains the UK’s best-seller with 11,357 registrations in June, 2,520 sales and 0.9 percentage points of share ahead of its nearest rival. The broad customer appeal of Ford’s car range is demonstrated by Fiesta, B-MAX, Focus, C-MAX, Kuga, Mustang and Galaxy all occupying top three places in their respective market segments in June, boosted by more than 4,500 UK orders for the Focus RS.
UK light commercial vehicle sales in June were up 2.7 per cent at 36,700 compared with June 2015.  Ford light and medium commercials sales were 10,868 up from 10,547 compared with June 2015, corresponding to a 3.1 per cent increase compared with June 2015.