Ford commercial vehicle sales up by 27% in January
By Kyle Linsay
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 09:00
Vehicle sales in January were up 23.4 per cent
Ford CV sales and share up in January.
UK commercial vehicle sales in January were up 23.4% at 24,646, compared with January 2014. Total sales of Ford CVs were up 27.9% at 6,481, compared with January 2014. Ford light commercials sales in January were up from 604 to 1,740 registrations, compared with January 2014, and its LCV market share increased from 12.3 to 25.5%.
Mark Ovenden, Ford of Britain chairman and managing director, said: “Following the complete re-vamp of our CV range last year, we will renew around 60% of our passenger cars this year, including the new Focus ST, C-MAX, S-MAX, Mustang and Vignale models. The recently-announced Ford GT and Focus RS will be our future technological and performance flagships.”
Ford Transit has led the UK CV sector from its launch in 1965 and the full availability of Ford’s extended CV family has helped deliver these significant Ford light commercial sales and share increases.
However, to underline that Ford’s CV models are a success across the whole range, it should be noted that Fiesta Van, Transit Courier, Transit Connect, Transit Custom, Transit and Ranger are all placed in the top three in their respective market segments.