Europe: Ford sales go up 15% in June image

The Ford Motor Company has seen a 15% increase in its June sales in Europe, registering also a growth in its market shares, all due to sales of new cars in the first half of 2015.

The American automaker’s total car sales went up 15.8% in June and 10.5% in the first six months of this year, surpassing the industry growth for the same period of 15.1% and 8.6%. Ford’s market share in Europe also moved up 8.1% the previous month, seeing a small increase compared to the same timeframe last year by 0.2%.The new Mondeo model did massively well in sales, by growing 55% and Ford’s commercial vehicles came in second by rising 33% in the first half of this year. Moreover, the Ford Mustang has been met with more than 6,700 orders as the car arrives in Europe for the first time in its 50-year existence on the auto market.

The Transit commercial vehicles range and the Ranger pick-up models accounted for an up of 33% in sales for the first half of 2015 and the commercial vehicle market share managed to reach 12.5%, the highest in the past 20 years. The retail and fleet segments from Ford stood for 71.3% of its passenger car sales in the first annual half, which was 2.3% above the industry average. Ford continues to pursue even greater sales with the new Mustang, S-MAX, C-MAX and the Mondeo Vignale model starting to go into dealerships, but also with the Enhanced AcoSport compact SUV, which can now be ordered in Europe.

By Gabriela Florea