Ford Enjoys Best-Ever Month for Commercial Vehicle Sales
Added: 04 October 2018
According to the figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Ford has enjoyed a hugely successful September, with a new sales record of 21,430 registrations.
"The Transit Custom is the third best-selling vehicle in the UK, outselling almost all passenger cars year to date,” said Andy Barratt, chairman and managing director at Ford of Britain. “With industry-leading technologies and advanced powertrains, our CV range is the strongest it has ever been and we see that reflected in the record sales.
UK light commercial vehicle (LCV) industry sales in September were down 6.1% at 56,389, compared with September 2017, however, Ford LCV sales were up 4.0% at 20,595 registrations, compared to the same month in 2017.
Year to date total industry UK LCV sales were down 2.9% at 282,679 compared with the same period last year. Total sales of Ford CVs for the year to date were up 7.1% at 98,419 compared with 2017. Ford’s share of the CV market continued to grow; achieving the highest ever monthly market share of 37.6%, and year to date a market share of 35.9%, up from 32.5% in 2017 and 24% ahead of its nearest rival.
The Ford Transit Custom is the clear sales leader with 43,328 registrations for the year to date, up 6.0% compared to a year ago and 26,105 sales, and 8.6% of share, ahead of its nearest rival. The Ford Transit two-tonne is the UK’s second best-selling CV, with sales up 17.9% in 2018 year to date, compared with the same period last year.
Demand for pick-up vehicles grew 4.6% for the year to date. The Ford Ranger - the UK’s top-selling pickup - recorded sales of 12,695 and 30.2% market share, up 30.4% compared with a year ago.
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