COLOGNE, Germany – Ford sales in Germany soared 12.5 per cent in the first half of 2016, the company has announced.
Ford sold 123,140 passenger cars and 21,231 commercial vehicles, giving a total of 144,371 new Fords registered from January to the end of June.
Car sales were up 10.7 per cent compared with the first six months of 2015. CV sales jumped 23.4 per cent.
According to the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), Ford’s share of the passenger car market rose 0.2 percentage points to 7.1 percent, and Ford’s commercial vehicle share rose 1.1 per cent to 12.1 per cent.
The overall industry total was 1,909,201 vehicle registrations, up 7.6 per cent compared with the same period in 2015.
Among the most popular new Fords registered in Germany in the first half of the year were C-MAX (up 14.3 per cent) and Kuga (up 18.2 percent).
“We are building on our success and expanding our business model with help from our distribution partners and we are improving,” said Wolfgang Kopplin, Director of Marketing and Sales, Ford of Germany.
“In June alone, 24,688 new Ford passenger cars were registered which is 2,653 more than in June 2015. This equates to a very strong growth of 12 per cent.”