Monday, April 13, 2015


Do you want to know which car is the popular choice in today’s economic climate? With rising fuel prices, toll road costs and rising running costs, it’s good to know which brands are selling the most cars - and are the most popular choices!

"The continued strong demand for Ford products matches the significant strides we have made in making our entire model range more competitive and compelling. Customers really love the design of the products we've recently launched, along with the technology and overall value for money," says Mark Kaufman, Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Service, FMCSA.

This comes in the tide of Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) achieving an all-time sales record and the third consecutive best-ever monthly sales in March 2015. Ford had three strong contenders in March's overall Top 10 sales in the passenger car segment with EcoSport in fourth place, Figo fifth and Fiesta 10th.The locally-built Ford Ranger remains Ford's star performer, recording its highest-ever sales and second best-selling LCV in March.

"This is strengthened by the aggressive roll-out of exciting all-new models, such as the Fusion and Tourneo Connect which recorded segment-leading shares in their first full sales month in March. We're introducing 10 new products in South Africa this year. The recently launched Fusion and Transit Connect were quickly accepted by consumers achieving segment leadership in their respective segments."

Once again the EcoSport led the compact SUV segment, having surpassed 1 000 sales for the third month in a row, while the Figo remains extremely popular in the budget segment.

During March Ford launched the new Focus in South Africa, featuring an all-new EcoBoost engine line-up, complemented by sophisticated styling and Ford's latest new technologies.

By mid-year the new Focus ST will join the local line-up, followed towards the end of the year by a brace of exhilarating new models including the all-new Everest, updated Ranger and the highly anticipated Mustang.



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