OSLO, Norway - Ford Focus was the best-selling car in Norway last month, capturing 4.7 per cent of total sales.
Figures published by Norway’s Information Council for Road Traffic (OFV) put Focus a full 1.3 per cent ahead of VW Golf, and 1.7 per cent clear of Toyota Avensis.
Ford sold 516 Focus models in Norway in June – 58.8 per cent more than in June 2011. Year-to-date Focus sales in the country are up 37.2 per cent.
In comparison June showed a growth of just 6.8 percent for the Norwegian car market. The period January to June showed a growth of only 1.2 per cent.
Soaring demand for Focus means that it is now the second-best selling car year-to-date in Norway. In addition, Ford has regained third spot in the car market, with a share of 10.1 per cent in June.
Meanwhile, Ford commercial vehicle sales in Norway are being boosted by the introduction of new Ranger. Ford claimed a CV market share of 10.5 per cent in June.
Steve Kimber, newly appointed managing director of Ford Motor Norge, said new products packed with exciting technologies are driving Ford’s growth in Norway.
“The new 1,0-litre EcoBoost-engine has been very well received in Norway and this gives us real grounds for optimism taking into consideration the extended use of this engine in other Ford products in the future.
“Furthermore, the extensive advanced technologies and driver assistance features available on all Fords are really attractive to consumers.”