Ford sales up 13 percent in Russia in Q3 image

Ford has announced that sales in Russia have increased 13 percent in the third quarter of 2012, with record results achieved by Transit, Kuga and Explorer.

Ford Sollers sold 32,527 vehicles from July to September. In the first nine months of the year, Ford sales were 95,880, accounting for a year-over-year increase of 16.5 percent. Ford Focus and Ford Mondeo achieved strong sales results, but significant growth was also seen in sales of Ford SUVs and commercial vehicles.

Every month so far this year, Focus has led its segment among its non-Russian brand competitors and has increased its sales by 20 percent. Ford Explorer and Ford Kuga sales during September totaled 371 and 422 vehicles respectively – the best ever sales month for both models since the launch of these models on the Russian market.

“We made a big decision when we launched local production of the Explorer and Kuga in Tatarstan, the great results that we’ve achieved with these outstanding SUVs in such a short period of time proves that we made the right choice,” said Ted Cannis, President and ???, Ford Sollers.

For the first nine months of the year, Ford Transit was the best-selling nameplate in the commercial vehicle segment among the non-Russian brands. During September, Transit sales in Russia totaled 1,206 units – the best ever sales month for Transit in the country.