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6th July, 2005
Ford Territory has marked the first anniversary of its introduction to the Australian market with an all-time sales record, achieving 2,537 sales for the month of June.
“Territory has been an outstanding success for Ford Australia since it officially went on sale this time last year,” said Ford Australia Marketing and Sales Vice President Bruce McDonald.
Over 26,000 Territory models have been sold since it was launched during mid 2004.
However, Territory was not the only Ford model to achieve record sales during June, with Falcon Ute and Fiesta also setting new sales benchmarks.
“Falcon Ute had its best month ever with a record 2,065 sales, surpassing the previous record set in June last year,” Mr McDonald said.
“It's another outstanding achievement for the iconic Falcon Ute.
“Fiesta also established a new June record with 434 sales, an increase of 39 per cent compared to the same month last year.”
Mr McDonald said the Territory, Falcon Ute and Fiesta results were just some of the highlights for the company in the June sales figures.
Total Ford SUV sales were the best on record (2,828 vehicles), while the Courier range performed exceptionally well in the Light Truck sector.
Courier 4x2 achieved its best result in seven years and its second best result on record with sales of 446 vehicles.
Courier 4x4 sales of 479 vehicles was the best result since June 2001, contributing to the second highest total Courier sales on record.
Falcon achieved its best result to date for 2005 with 5,433 sales – an increase of 19.9 per cent on the previous month – contributing to total Passenger sales of 6,631 vehicles.
“Ford sold a total of 12,951 vehicles during June, taking the company's second quarter figures to 34,421 vehicles, which is our best Q2 result since 1997,” Mr McDonald said.
Overall, total Ford sales year-to-date are up by 2,410 units or 3.7 per cent compared to the same period last year.
Ford Performance Vehicles also recorded its best sales result to date in 2005, with 212 vehicles retailed during June, to be just one unit shy of the all-time record set in December last year.
Following the recent launch of the F6 Tornado Ute, FPV achieved a record month of high performance Ute sales (46 vehicles), while total FPV sales year-to-date are up by 27 per cent compared to the same period in 2004.
“This positive result is proof that the exciting F6 Typhoon and F6 Tornado are attracting new customers to our business, while the popularity of our core products – the iconic GT, GT-P and Pursuit Ute – continues to be as strong as ever,” Ford Performance Vehicles Managing Director David Flint said.
“We came close to a new record this month and I am positive it won't be too long before we see a higher benchmark being set by our dealers.
Highlights of the Ford Territory's first year include: