You’ll always see a lot of Fords on the road, and this year is no different! Throughout this year, Ford has shifted more cars and commercial vehicles than any other company. In fact, five Ford models are in the top 20, and nine models lead their respective sectors.
The new Ford Fiesta was the UK’s best-selling car once again in September. Over 12,000 found loving owners last month, which is higher than September 2017. Spread that over the whole year-to-date, and 79,416 Fiestas left the forecourts – an incredible 27,254 more than the next best-selling car. Despite Focus sales dropping slightly as people have waited for the All-New Focus, it’s still the fourth highest seller of this year so far.
Ford commercial vehicles have performed even better. September was a record-breaking month – 21,430 vans and pickups were sold, which is the highest figure ever. The award-winning Transit Custom sold better than most cars in September – it was the third most-registered vehicle overall, thanks to 43,328 registrations in 2018. That’s 26,000 more than the next best-selling CV, and means that a massive 38% of all new vans have a Ford badge on the bonnet.
It wasn’t a good month for the auto industry in general, though. Current events and uncertainty about the near future have contributed to a 20% drop in new car sales and a 6.1% drop in light commercial vehicle sales over September 2017.
"The Transit Custom is the third best-selling vehicle in the UK, outselling almost all passenger cars year to date,” said Andy Barratt, Ford of Britain boss. “With industry-leading technologies and advanced powertrains, our CV range is the strongest it has ever been and we see that reflected in the record sales.
“Our long-standing UK new car market leadership is testament to the exciting products and industry-leading technologies we continue to bring to the market, like the all-new Focus now arriving in showrooms. The Fiesta – the UK’s best-selling car – also has been very well received, and now with the complete new Fiesta model range available to customers, its sales are up significantly compared to the industry rate. I’m particularly delighted with the positive reaction to the new Fiesta ST – our most responsive, engaging and fun to drive Fiesta ST ever!”
Time to celebrate!