Commercial power puts Ford in driving seat

A barnstorming display by Ford’s commercial vehicle range pushed the Cork-based manufacturer into No. 1 position for overall vehicle sales in the month of September.

As we blogged recently, car sales in Ireland are bouncing back strongly and the full-year market for 2014 remains on course to reach the 100,000-unit mark for cars and commercials combined.

Ford are riding high in the sales charts with two cars in the country’s top five best-selling models (Focus and Fiesta) and once again utterly dominating the CV market.

A total of 404 new Ford commercials were sold during September, a figure that not only dwarfs all other CV competitors but that out-strips almost all other manufacturers’ car sales too.

Spearheading Ford’s commercial dominance – as ever – is the ubiquitous Ford Transit, now packed with new technology and still very much the go-to vehicle for big and small businesses alike.

“Our dealers have always held the view that the Ford CV range is a premium brand in its own right