MOSCOW, Russia, October 5, 2017 – Ford Sollers reported to have sold in September the record amount of cars over the last 2 years – 4663 vehicles. Sales grew by 33% as compared to September 2016, and by 10% – by August 2017. Since the beginning of year, 34896 cars were sold, which is 13% more than for the same period of 2016.
Ford Focus became Ford’s best-seller in September: 1361 cars, which are available in Russia in sedan, hatchback and station wagon versions, were sold. Sales growth of Focus vehicles amounted to 7% as compared to September 2016, and by 21% – to August.
However, SUV and LCV models became the main sales growth drivers. The second place in the list of Ford’s sales growth leaders is taken by the technological “smart crossover” Ford Kuga, whose sales in comparison with the last year have grown by 76% and amounted to 1226 vehicles. Even the basic “Trend” version of the popular crossover is equipped with 2.5 l engine and 6-speed AT, an air conditioner, 7 airbags, and an audio system with 6 loudspeakers.
The sales of Ford Transit light commercial vehicles in September grew by 128% in comparison with September of last year – 1019 vehicles were sold. Cargo vans, minibuses, and numerous modifications of Ford Transit manufactured by certified coachbuilders are in steadily high demand by individual entrepreneurs and state enterprises: the first batch of 675 Ford Transit vans built for the Russian Post was delivered in September.
The flagman SUV, 7-seater Ford Explorer, took the third place by sales growth rate in September. The sales growth was 71% as compared to September 2016. 219 SUVs combining traditionally high level of comfort and handling with a package of features designed specifically for the Russian market were sold and delivered to customers. The SUV equipment includes a number of “winter” options (heated steering wheel, side view mirrors, windshield and seats), a rear-view camera with a washer, remote engine start, improved noise isolation and corrosion resistance, the engine now works on 92 RON fuel. Since the beginning of year, 1653 SUVs were sold, 57% more than for the first 9 months of 2016.