Ford Motor reports 6.3% increase in European salesStaff writer ▼ | May 13, 2016
Ford’s total vehicle sales in April in its European 20 traditional markets were its best in the month since 2009.
Auto industry Ford saw sales of 113,400 vehicles
Ford was Europe’s No.1 commercial vehicle brand and the No. 2 brand overall in April.
Ford total vehicle sales in its European 20 traditional markets in April were up 6.3 percent to 113,400 vehicles, with market share down 0.3 of a percentage point at 7.6 percent, and flat for year-to-date at 8.1 percent.
Across all of 50 European markets, Ford vehicles sales increased by 4.7 percent to 129,600 vehicles. Market share was down 0.2 of a percentage point for the month at 7.4 percent, but up 0.1 of a percentage point to 7.8 percent for the first four months of the year.
Ford’s sales in higher value sales channels improved in April, with retail and fleet sales accounted for 72 percent of Ford’s car sales in month, 1ppt up on the same month last year and 3 percentage points better than the industry. ■