15:14 | 13/06/2014 Society
(VEN) - Ford Vietnam announced its best-ever performance for the month of May with overall retail sales rising 51 percent versus a year ago to 932 units. Ford’s record May was driven by the best-ever sales month for the Transit and continued strength in demand for both the Ranger and Fiesta nameplates.
The Ford Transit, Vietnam’s best-selling commercial van again, delivered May retail sales that soared 127 percent to 316 units. Year-to-date sales of segment-leading Transit have jumped 134 percent to 1,405 units.
Ford also maintained its leadership in the pickup truck segment in May as the Ranger delivered retail sales that increased 130 percent to 308 units. Year to date sales have jumped 164 percent to 1,348 units, as strong demand continues to drive sales across the full Ranger lineup.
Available with Ford’s award-winning 1.0L three-cylinder EcoBoost engine, the stylish new Ford Fiesta delivered May retail sales that rose 16 percent year-over-year to 123 units – its highest monthly total since September 2012. Year-to-date sales of Fiesta sales have risen 37 percent from the same period a year ago to 531 units.
Strong sales helped Ford to claim 7.7% percent market share in May, up from 6.4% percent in May last year. Its market share reached 8.0% percent in the period from January through May, up from 7.1% percent in the January through May period a year earlier./.