Ford leads UK fleet car sector

Ford car sales are up in 2012, giving it the lead in the UK fleet car sector with a 15.9% market share for the year to date.

Ford's fleet vehicle sales represent 62% of its total vehicle sales. It sold 95,752 cars and 32,654 vans in the opening seven months of the year.

Ford's most popular engine choice among fleet managers in the UK is the 1.6-litre TDCi. The engine, built in Dagenham, represents 25% of the auto-maker's car sales for the year to date.

Sales of Ford's C-MAX are up 22% over last year's figures, making it the model with the largest growth in the fleet car market.

Close behind with a 20% increase is the Ford Galaxy. Fleet sales growth has been seen among other Ford models too, including the Ford Fiesta, which is up 7%.

British fleet director for Ford, Kevin Griffin, said: "Ford sells its vehicles across all sectors of the UK fleet markets and I am delighted that the company has seen an increase in total fleet sales in 2012."

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