2017 Van Sales: Ford On Top Yet Again!

Added: 10 January 2018

Last year was huge for Ford commercial vehicles. Not only was there a record number of Ford commercial vehicle sales, 2017 also marked the 52nd year of UK sales leadership for the brand. What an achievement! But why are Ford vans so popular?

Andy Barratt, Ford of Britain chairman and managing director, said, “Ford has consistently provided UK customers with the most appealing vehicle range and our commercial vehicle line-up is the best ever, offering class-leading vehicles in all key segments.”

That’s why, despite commercial vehicle sales as a whole seeing a downturn in 2017, Ford commercial vehicle sales bucked the trend. A total of 370,162 commercial vehicles were sold last year - that’s a decrease of  3.5% compared with 2016. However, Ford Commercial vehicle sales went up by 3.4%.

The way Ford commercial vehicles dominate the market isn’t new. The Ford Transit has led the UK sector ever since its launch in 1965 and in 2017, Ford’s commercial vehicle range secured a 32.2% share of the market - up from 30.6% in the previous year.

Ford commercial vehicles led all of their respective segments for the whole of 2017, including the Ford Transit Connect, which achieved record sales; 19,805 up over 27% compared with 2016.

If you’re interested in Ford’s range of commercial vehicles, the figures don’t lie. Head to Day’s Transit Centre to find out why the range is so popular. We’ll be happy to chat through the options with you.

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