Ford Galaxy tops sales charts for second month in a row 0

Ford-Galaxy-tops-sales-charts-for-second-month-in-a-rowFor the second consecutive month, the Ford Galaxy has topped the UK’s sales charts as the fastest selling car.

The people carrier was the fastest vehicle off Britain’s forecourts in September, and October has seen the feat repeated. The Galaxy model is four years old, with a diesel engine and automatic gearbox, and took 11 days to sell in October, a day faster than September.

Karolina Edwards-Smjada, retailer and consumer products director said: “It’s clear how popular the Ford Galaxy is, clocking up its second consecutive month as the UK’s quickest set of wheels off the forecourt.

“It’s also the first time in 2016 we have two hybrid cars in the UK’s top ten fastest sellers with the Toyota Auris estate and the Lexus RX450h proving to be the second and third fastest cars out of the showrooms.”

She went on: “It shows retailers need to keep a careful eye on which cars are in demand in their area. Effective use of data and insight tools not only help here, but also aid efficient stock management including speed of sale.

“Our research shows that retailers using i-Control benefit from an average days to sell of 26, compared to a market average of 63 days in October. That means a retailer using a data insight software solution, like, i-Control, can sell more cars, more quickly and for more profit.”

Of the result Paul Van der Burgh, president and managing director of Toyota GB said: “We see the appeal of hybrid accelerating in new car sales and here we see clear evidence of that trend in the used market. With over a million Toyota and Lexus hybrids sold globally every year customers are reassured about the reliability and strong residuals of hybrid models, clearing the way for them to enjoy the quiet and smooth driving experience common to all hybrids, big or small.”

Overall across the whole country it was an impressive month for the US car manufacturer, taking the top spot in the East Midlands (Fiesta hatchback), London (Galaxy MPV), North East (Fiesta hatchback), South (Kuga SUV), South East (Focus hatchback), Wales (Fiesta hatchback) and West Midlands (Fiesta hatchback). Ford’s popular models, including the Fiesta and Focus hatchbacks, made more than a further 50 appearances in the regional top tens.

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