Ford Still Leading UK Market

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Ford’s UK car sales in April rose 11.5 percent thanks in part to the introduction of a completely new engine, the 1.0-liter EcoBoost, but also to the continue success of the Fiesta. By comparison, the overall market only grew 3.3 percent, according to the official figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
The Fiesta was still the market leader last month, taking 6.2 percent of the total car market with 8,780 orders, up 4.9 percent from 6,755 sales in April 2011. For 2012, the top sales performers with sales and share increases are the Ford Ka, Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus.

"Ford’s car range is maintaining its strong sales momentum through 2012, stretching our sales lead over our nearest rival and hitting a higher sales rate than the overall market,” said Mark Ovenden, Ford of Britain managing director.

“Our best-ever range of vehicles and our unmatched dealer network continue to set the pace in the UK.  Apart from the new 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine in Focus and the new Ford Ranger we are looking forward to launching more exciting new products this year, including the Focus ST, the new Ford B-MAX, and the new Ford Transit," Ovenden.
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