IN the world of commercial vehicles Ford is in a roll.
The blue badge marque has posted its strongest-ever commercial vehicle sales volume for the month of July, as it boosted its overall sales lead over its nearest UK competitor.
According to the official sales figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ford recorded 7,804 CV sales - it's highest-ever, and 11.3 per cent up on July 2015.
The formidable Transit Custom leads CV sales and Transit Courier, Transit Custom, Transit and Ranger all lead their respective segments
Andy Barratt, Ford of Britain chairman and managing director, said: "Ford's CV sales volume is the highest we've ever seen in July, surpassing the previous record set in 2007, and with the efficient new EcoBlue diesel engine now in the Transit range, we expect to see our share increase further."
The CV sales successes are also echoed in Ford's car ranges with sporty new ST-Line models - Fiesta, Focus, Kuga and Mondeo, and the arrival of the Edge SUV range.
The UK's top 20 best-selling vehicles also includes Transit Custom (9th)and Transit (20), and the entire Ford commercial vehicle line up all take a top-three place in their respective market segments in July.
UK light commercial vehicle sales in July were down 0.2 per cent at 24,506 compared with July 2015. Ford light and medium commercials sales were 7,804, up from 7,009 in July 2015, an increase of 11.3 per cent, with share up from 26.8 to 29.7 per cent.