FORD STRETCHES MARKET LEAD WITH INCREASED SALES AND SHARE IN JUNE
Ford’s UK market leadership was boosted further in June as total vehicle sales and share increased, compared with June 2012. Ford car sales in June beat the market and outpaced its rivals by a significant margin – up 31.9 per cent versus June 2012.
According to the official sales figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT):
- Ford extends market lead with increased total vehicle sales and share
- Ford Fiesta and Focus top the sales charts in June and for first half of 2013
- Ford total vehicle retail sales and share up in June and for first half of 2013
- Ford Fiesta leads retail sales, outselling nearest rival by more than two to one
- Ford CV sales and share up in June and for first half of 2013
Mark Ovenden, Ford of Britain chairman and managing director, said: “June vehicle sales continued the positive UK market trend with Ford sales beating overall market growth and private customers driving up our share of more profitable retail sales. There are sales and share increases across most of Ford’s best ever model range with the new Ford Kuga, for example, more than doubling its sales in June, compared with June 2012.”
The official figures released by the SMMT yesterday show that total car sales in June were up 13.4 per cent to 214,957, compared with June 2012. Ford car sales of 31,197 were up 31.9 per cent from 23,654 in June 2012. For the first half of 2013 total UK car sales were 1,163,623 up 10.0 per cent compared with 2012, while Ford car sales for this period were 163,396, up from 150,378 in the first half of 2012.
Ford’s share of car sales increased by 2.0 percentage points to 14.5 per cent in June, compared with June 2012, and its retail car sales share for the month was up 1.4 percentage points at 13.1 per cent.
With a total of 11,332 registrations, the Ford Fiesta was the UK best-seller in June and the Ford Focus secured the number two slot with 9,128 sales. Sales success across the Ford model range saw the Ford Ka, Fiesta, B-MAX, Focus, C-MAX and Kuga all increase sales and share in June and for the first half of 2013, compared with the same periods in 2012.
UK CV sales in June were up 1.2 per cent, compared with June 2012, and CV sales for the year to date were up 5.2 per cent. Total sales of Ford CVs in June were up from 6,362 to 6,450 and for the first half of 2013 were up from 34,168 to 36,478, compared with the same periods last year.
Ford medium commercial sales for June and for the first half of 2013, headed by the industry-leading Ford Transit, were up from 5,258 to 5,521 and from 28,249 to 30,934, respectively. Ford’s share of MCV sales for the month was 32.7 per cent up from 30.6 per cent, compared with June 2012, and up from 31.2 to 31.8 per cent for the first half of 2013.
Ford Transit leads the One Tonne, Two Tonne and 3.5-6.0 tonne CV segments, its share of the one tonne segment boosted by the introduction of the Transit Custom and the Tourneo Custom. Ford Fiesta van also leads its segment by a clear margin, taking a 58.9 per cent share for the first half of 2013. Ford Ranger sales for the first half of 2013 have more than doubled, from 988 to 2,236, compared with the same period in 2012.