Ford Is on a Roll in November
Figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed that Ford was the overall car sales leader in November and for the year to date, with 19,641 and 266,411 units registered respectively.
"Our clear UK market leadership is being maintained while at the same time we are strengthening our share of retail sales. The all-new Ford C-MAX, the seven-seat Grand C-MAX and revised versions of the Ford S-MAX, the Ford Galaxy and the Ford Mondeo are significant introductions to our best-ever car range this year. We will continue to pursue a disciplined approach to the market while introducing new models based on an industry-leading combination of low CO2 powertrains, smart technology, safety and quality," according to Nigel Sharp, managing director of Ford UK.
The company’s best seller was the Fiesta, with the C segment Ford coming a close second for November and third for the year, according to Jon Wellsman, sales director Ford of Britain. “The new Ford S-MAX is also performing strongly with sales for the month of 1,289, up from 1,219 in November 2009, while for the year to date S-MAX sales are 11,290, up from 8,507 for the same period in 2009,” Wellsman also stated.
Ford’s commercial vehicle division is also doing well in its 45th year since it launch. Ford CV sales in November totaled 5,304 units, up from 3,959 vehicles in November 2009. For the year to date sales were 57,639 units up from 51,491 units for the same period in 2009. Ford CV market share was 22.9 percent in November up from 22.4 per cent in November 2009.