Sales of the Ford Fiesta are up by over 26% and figures reveal that a total of 16,500 cars have been ordered since the scrappage scheme commenced. The Ford Fiesta which was recently awarded Auto Express Car of the Year continues to be the UK’s top selling car for the eighth time in nine months with the Ford Focus following in second place.
Nigel Sharp, Ford of Britain managing director, said: "Ford's performance demonstrates how strong products can build sales even in the toughest trading climate. Scrappage is benefiting the whole Ford range, but especially Ford Fiesta and Ka. These are good looking, highly specified cars competing well above the scrappage entry-level heartland. Ford is bracing itself for a bumper September to welcome the new '59' plate."
The Society of Motor Manufacturers (SMMT) latest figures show that Ford is ahead with 24,679 new car sales last month. As well as the success of the Ford Fiesta in the small car market, Fords seven seater MPV range of S-MAX and Galaxy also were ahead of their sales compared to this time last year.