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Ford keeping focus as UK car sales are on the rise

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: February 08, 2013

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Ford is maintaining a prudent balance in its UK business by maintaining its market lead through increased car retail sales and share, while backing off sales to daily rental fleets.

Ford's top-selling car range secured 13.7 per cent of the January market and Ford commercial vehicle (CV) sales and share were up, compared with January 2012.

According to the official figures, January car sales in the UK were up 11.5 per cent at 143,643 registrations, compared with January 2012. Ford sold 19,640 cars in January.

Significantly, Ford's retail car market share in January was 14.7 per cent, 0.3 percentage points up from the same month in 2012 and 5.4 percentage points of share ahead of its nearest rival.

Ford retail car sales in January were 9,008 up from 7,628 in 2012.

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  • Matt1006  |  February 08 2013, 2:58PM

    Assume Friday is still motoring day in the local rags (I'm not wasting money buying a paper, when I can read the same rubbish for free on this website...). Clearly it's an even slower-than-normal news day, so they're uploading all the motoring stories onto TiG to fill the pages up a bit. As they occasionally do on property day, with "news" articles which are actually sales details for specific properties. Will today's late breaking news be details on a 59-reg Astra, with full service history, low mileage and one careful non-smoking owner...???

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  • Jewbacca  |  February 08 2013, 1:27PM

    er... advertorial?

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