Published: 04 Apr 2017

Ford top March new car sales

The launch of the new 17 plate in March 2017 saw Ford at the top of the recently released new car sales figures. Selling more than double that of the nearest competitor, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), Ford helped the UK industry achieve new record numbers.

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The ever popular Ford Fiesta and Focus totalled joint sale figures of over 42,000 units in the month, helped push growth to 8.4% with a total of 662,337 UK sales achieved.  Commenting on the UK sales figures for March Mike Hawes, Chief Executive at SMMT said “These record figures are undoubtedly boosted by consumers and businesses reacting to new VED changes, pulling forward purchases into March, especially those ultra-low-emissions vehicles that will no longer benefit from a zero-rate fee.”

Year to date sales figures show that the Ford Fiesta is still the favourite car in the UK with 38,205 units sold, followed by the Focus with 23,886 units. Following in third place the Vauxhall Corsa achieved 21,305 sales.

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