COLOGNE, Germany - Ford of Germany car sales rose 25 per cent in the first three months of the year, significantly outpacing the industry average of 5.6 per cent.
Figures released by the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) show 49,730 Ford passenger cars were registered during January, February and March, giving Ford a market share of 6.9 per cent. This represents an increase of 1.1 per cent compared with the first quarter of 2013.
“Our goal is to provide our customers with attractive vehicles equipped with outstanding technologies and the combination is proving very successful, as the sales result show,” said Wolfgang Kopplin , Director of Marketing and Sales, Ford -Werke GmbH.
Among the most sought-after models in Germany are the Ford Kuga and the Ford Focus. Last month 2,067 new Kuga models were registered, up 90.2 percent compared with March 2013. Ford also registered 4,937 new Focus cars last month, representing an increase of 17.2 percent compared to March 2013.