BRENTWOOD – Ford's secured 14.2% of the total UK market in February, according to official sales figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Total UK car sales last month were down 7.7% to 63,424 units. Ford car sales of 7,542 were down from 9,915 in February 2010. Ford's retail car market share in February was 11.2%, 0.7 percentage points up compared with the same period in 2010.
Focus and Fiesta were the top two bestsellers for the year to date. Ford people movers were sales winners in February with C-MAX sales up from 290 to 475 compared with February 2010 and Galaxy increasing sales from 271 to 387.
Ford total CV share for the month was up from 23.4 to 25.1 per cent, compared with February 2010 and total Ford CV sales were up from 2,493 to 3,371. All Ford commercials - Ford Fiesta Van, Ford Transit Connect, Ford Ranger and Ford Transit - increased sales and share, compared with February 2010.
Ford commercial vehicles continue to perform strongly. Transit sales, for example, were 2,631, up from 1,864, and its share of medium commercial sales was 28.7%, up 0.4 percentage points compared with February 2010.
Nigel Sharp, Ford Britain managing director, said: "February is effectively a curtain raiser for the plate change month of March, when Ford customers will have the first chance to experience the new Focus."