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Ford is still the leader in the UK Market

By SYF77 on 09 May 2012

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Thanks in part to the introduction of a new 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine and the continual popularity of the Fiesta, Fordís UK April sales gained 11.5% Year-on-Year. Ford beat the UK industry average of 3.3% gain by quite a fair bit according to the official figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

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"Fordís car range is maintaining its strong sales momentum through 2012, stretching our sales lead over our nearest rival and hitting a higher sales rate than the overall market,Ē commented Mark Ovenden, Ford of Britain managing director.

ďApart from the new 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine in Focus and the new Ford Ranger, we are looking forward to launching more exciting new products this year, including the Focus ST, the new Ford B-MAX, and the new Ford Transit," Ovenden added.

The Fiesta managed to retain its pole position on the sales chart in April with 8,780 orders. This represents 6.2% share of the total UK car market, up from 4.9% from its 6,755 sales in Apr 2012. Fordís best selling models in the UK for 2012 thus far are the Ka, Fiesta and Focus.

I have seen a number of new Ford Focus's on our roads recently. Together with a higher-powered 240hp Ford Mondeo that was introduced recently, I am confident that the Blue Oval brand might see sales increment in Singapore as well.

Ford's 1.0L Ecoboost fitted in a focus

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I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



 
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