BRENTWOOD, England – Official figures released by the London-based Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that total UK car sales in November, compared with 2010, were down 4.2% at 134,027 units. Ford's car share for November was 13.5% and it sold 18,101 units, down 7.8% from 2010.
The Fiesta was the UK best seller in November and the Fiesta and the Focus continued as the No 1 and 2 top sellers for the year to date.
Ford’s UK market lead was underpinned in November by a significant uplift in commercial vehicle (CV) sales, which saw increased demand for Fiesta Van and Transit, compared with November 2010.
Transit is the perennial UK CV sales leader, capturing 22.1% of sales in the medium CV sector in November and 24.5% for the year to date.
C-MAX, Kuga and Galaxy all recorded sales and share increases in November, compared with 2010. ¬C-MAX sales were up from 666 to 2,050; Kuga sales increased from 875 to 917; and Galaxy sales went from 729 to 822. Ford's share of retail car sales for the year to date increased from 11.7 to 12.2 %.
Fiesta Van, with sales up from 286 to 400, and Transit, up from 3,837 to 4,696, compared with November 2010, were the top CV performers for Ford in November. Ford’s 46th consecutive year of UK CV sales leadership has been marked by total Ford CV sales for the year to date increasing to 67,701 from 57,639, compared with the same period last year. Ford Transit sales for the year to date are 53,389, up from 42,682 in 2010.