Ford recorded its highest ever commercial vehicle (CV) sales of 123,958 in 2017
“Our CV sales growth was particularly positive in an increasingly challenging market,” comments Andy Barratt, Ford of Britain chairman and managing director. “Ford has consistently provided UK customers with the most appealing vehicle range and our CV line-up is the best ever, offering class-leading vehicles in all key segments. We continue to carry sales momentum into 2018 with the extension of our popular scrappage scheme through to the end of March.”
Ford’s comprehensive CV range helped deliver its best ever commercial vehicle sales in 2017. Figures from the SMMT showed UK CV sales in 2017 were 370,162, down 3.5 per cent, compared with 2016. Ford CV sales in 2017 of 123,958 were up by 3.4 per cent compared with 2016.
Ford Transit has led the UK CV sector from its launch in 1965 and the manufacturer’s CV range secured a 32.2 per cent share in 2017, up from 30.6 per cent in 2016. Its CV sales lead increased in 2017 to 79,986, and 20.8 percentage points ahead of its nearest rival.
The Ford Transit Custom was sixth in total vehicle sales in 2017, with a rise of 4.5 per cent and total sales of 52,277, twice those of its nearest competitor.
Ford commercial vehicles lead all of their respective segments for the full year, including the Ford Transit Connect which achieved record sales in 2017; 19,805 up over 27 per cent compared with 2016.
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