UK’s best selling car since 2009
The Ford Fiesta became the UK’s best selling car of all time in July when total sales topped a massive 4,105,961 registrations. The Fiesta was first launched in 1976 and has led the small car segment in the UK for 27 of the 37 years and has been Britain’s best-selling car since 2009 when it overtook the Ford Focus. Now it has surpassed the historic record of the Ford Escort which sold 4,105,961 in the thirty-two years it was on sale in the UK from 1968 through to the year 2000.
Mark Ovenden, Ford Britain chairman and managing director, said “the Ford Fiesta has gone from strength to strength and today’s car combines style, value, driving dynamics and remarkable technologies such as the multi-award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine. It continues to outsell its nearest retail competitor by more than two to one and that really tells the story of this extraordinary car.”
The most popular Ford Fiesta series in the UK is the Ford Zetec, priced at £12,945, the car features MyKey (limiting vehicle speed and audio volume for novice drivers), radio/CD with USB connection, remote central locking, electrically operated front windows, electrically operated and heated door mirrors, air conditioning, Hill Launch Assist, seven airbags, Electronic Stability Programme and headlight courtesy delay.
Ford’s award winning 1.0 EcoBoost Engine The efficient is extremely efficient and uses a power boosting turbocharge to deliver performance. The engine is no bigger than a sheet of A4 paper, but delivers 123bhp, achieves 65.7mpg and has CO2 emissions of just 99g/km which is approximately 20% better than more traditional motors. This remarkable engine is now found under the bonnet of more than 100,000 cars across the UK. It is available in the Ford Fiesta, Focus, B-MAX, C-MAX, Tourneo Connect and Transit Connect models. It also features in both the Ford EcoSport SUV and the next generation Ford Mondeo, the engine also powers the Formula Ford concept car.
Ford Fiesta at the Commonwealth games
Ford has added its cherished “FMC1” registration to a Fiesta destined for Scotland for the Commonwealth Games to mark the UK favourite’s landmark achievement. Netball competitor Sasha Corbin, one of Ford’s athlete ambassadors, chose a Ford Fiesta for the Games one of the 1,120 Fords supporting the event in Scotland this month.