Ford Tops the UK Fleet Car Tables Again Says SMMT

Once again, Ford made the majority of the fleet vehicles purchased in the UK

Buckie, Banffshire -- (SBWire) -- 03/16/2015 --In 2013, 156,106 new Ford models were sold to UK fleet owners. This made the manufacturer the most popular for fleet vehicles. In 2014, 164,901 new Fords were added to company fleets.

This means that the American car firm manufactured 50.5% of the new fleet vehicles registered in 2014. Sales of Ford cars to the business and car hire sectors were up by 5.6% year on year.

This doubled the gap between Ford and their nearest rival Vauxhall. In 2013, 12,611 fewer Vauxhalls were registered than Fords. Last year, 23,122 more new Fords were registered than Vauxhalls. However, despite this Ford's market share of the overall UK fleet market fell slightly from 14.4% to just 14%.

The majority of the Fords registered were Ford Fiestas and Ford Focuses. The American firm also has a strong presence in the MPV sector. Sales of the Ford C-max, B-max and S-max models mean that overall Ford dominates the MPV fleet sector. The Citroen C4 Picasso beat the C-max into second place, but Ford vehicles occupied three out of the top five slots.

About Moravian Motors
Car dealers from Banffshire, in Scotland, right down to Cornwall saw demand for fleet vehicles in general grow during 2014. Many in the car industry including the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) predicted this growth. After years of slow sales many car industry experts predicted that the moment UK businesses had more money available and growing sales they would immediately invest in new equipment and fleet, which is exactly what happened.

In 2015, growth is expected to continue. However, the SMMT are saying that it is difficult to predict just how strong that growth will be. There is a chance that interest rates will rise at the end of 2015. If that were to happen firms are likely to slow down the rate at which they invest in an effort to avoid high interest bills, so growth in fleet sales could be slower than it was in 2014.

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First Name: Allan
Last Name: Smith
Business Name: Moravian Motors
Address: High Street
City: Buckie
County: Banffshire
Postcode: AB56 4AD
Country: Scotland
Phone No.: 01542 833977

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