By Jordyn Grzelewski
From The Detroit Information
In the meantime, Ford’s European gross sales of greater than 500,000 autos by means of the primary half of the yr symbolize a 22.6 p.c enchancment over final yr, when the onset of the coronavirus pandemic led to widespread lockdowns.
Ford captured 6.2 p.c of the Europe market within the second quarter. That’s down 0.9 share factors from the second quarter of 2020. Its share of the retail market stood at 5.8 p.c in Q2.
By way of gross sales volumes within the second quarter, Ford’s prime European markets have been Britain, Germany, Italy, France, and Spain.
Vivid spots for the automaker included gross sales of the Ford Puma crossover, the Kuga SUV, and its industrial Transit vans. The Transit Customized van was the best-selling automobile general in the UK, Ford reported.
And the Ford Ranger pickup truck had a report quarter with practically 16,000 gross sales.
Ford operates a robust industrial automobile enterprise in Europe. The corporate famous that it as soon as once more was the main industrial automobile model available in the market for the primary half of the yr and within the second quarter.
And amid tightening environmental rules in Europe and a extra aggressive electrical automobile push by Ford, the automaker reported that 46 p.c of its passenger automobile gross sales within the second quarter have been electrified.
The automaker reported that the plug-in hybrid model of the Kuga thus far is Europe’s best-selling PHEV of the yr and that half of Kuga gross sales are for the PHEV model.
Ford’s presence in Europe spans Austria, Belgium, Britain, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Eire, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, and Turkey.
In the meantime, Ford earlier this month reported that its U.S. gross sales have been up 9.5 p.c within the second quarter, whereas its gross sales in China have been down 3.6 p.c over the identical interval.
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