October 21, 2012

Ford Fiesta is best-selling small car in Europe

The Ford Fiesta again was Europe's best-selling small car in September, the third quarter and for the first nine months of 2012, according to the latest figures from the world's leading provider of automotive data intelligence, JATO Dynamics.*

According to JATO
Dynamics, 31,468 Ford Fiestas were sold in September, 66,603 in the third quarter, and - with 238,345 units sold in the first nine months - it was more than 27,000 units ahead of its nearest small car rival. Including all cars, Fiesta was the No. 2 best-selling car in Europe, and Ford's best-selling car, in September, the third quarter and year-to-date.

"The figures speak for themselves. Fiesta is a fantastic car and continues to attract customers across Europe," said Roelant de Waard, Vice-President, Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford of Europe. "And the new Fiesta is just rolling out to our European dealers, coming with even more advanced technologies, including the much acclaimed 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, the International Engine of the Year."

In news releases dated October 18 and October 16, respectively, both JATO Dynamics and ACEA** confirmed Ford as Europe's No. 2 best-selling passenger car brand in September and the first nine months 2012, as well as in the third quarter (JATO).

* JATO Dynamics results are based on information provided by JATO Consult, the company's bespoke consulting service.  Figures are based on 30 European countries. For more info, please visit www.jato.com.
** ACEA is the European Automobile Manufacturers Association. For more info, please visit www.acea.be
Ford figures are usually based on its main 19 European markets or 51 total European markets.  Based on Ford's main 19 European markets, Fiesta sales were 31,000 for September, and 234,900 for September year-to-date.


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