Ford announces positive fleet sales

17 August 2012

Ford has posted yet another positive month in terms of sales as it increased its stake within the automotive market.

The US manufacturer reported that its share now stands at 15.9 per cent following rising sales the year-to-date (July). This latest figure represents a marked improvement on the 15.4 per cent share in held in the same period in 2011.

Ford’s fleet sales accounted for 62 per cent of the total number of vehicles it managed to sell over the period.

Officials noted that these figures had been driven by the strong performance of the company’s C-MAX, which saw the largest growth of any other model within the Ford range.

Sales of the C-MAX have increased by 22 per cent year-to-date compared to 2011, followed closely by the Ford Galaxy which had a 20 per cent rise.

Kevin Griffin, Ford of Britain fleet director, said: “The combination of Ford’s best-ever vehicle range, latest fuel-efficient diesel and EcoBoost petrol engines, improving residual values and the power of the UK’s largest dealer network has seen Ford’s fleet business go from strength-to-strength.”

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