Monday, March 25th, 2019
INCREASED DEMAND FOR FORD ECOSPORT DRIVES GROWTH IN SMALL SPORTS UTILITIES
- Ford EcoSport sales up 56 per cent year-to-date in the small Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) segment, the fastest growing segment overall, with growth of 19 per cent this year
- Leading retail sales, EcoSport is the number one choice for private buyers in the sector with 12 per cent share
- Sporty, Ford Performance-inspired ST-Line, equipped with body-styling kit and 17-inch alloy wheels, is most popular model with 41 per cent of sales
- Most popular colour is Blue Lightning, accounting for 28 per cent of sales
- Technology available on the EcoSport includes all-wheel drive, SYNC 3 connectivity, cruise control with adjustable speed limiter to automatically keep below the speed limit, and rear view camera for more confident reversing
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 200,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.
Ford of Europe is responsible for producing, selling and servicing Ford brand vehicles in 50 individual markets and employs approximately 54,000 employees at its wholly owned facilities and approximately 69,000 people when joint ventures and unconsolidated businesses are included. In addition to Ford Motor Credit Company, Ford Europe operations include Ford Customer Service Division and 24 manufacturing facilities (16 wholly owned or consolidated joint venture facilities and eight unconsolidated joint venture facilities). The first Ford cars were shipped to Europe in 1903 – the same year Ford Motor Company was founded. European production started in 1911.