Ford Says it Will Sell 139K AWD/4WD Vehicles in Europe Next Year
Ford anticipates selling a minimum of 139,000 vehicles equipped with either all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive in Europe next year, which would amount to a 120% increase from the total number of AWD/4WD vehicle sales in 2014.
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Eight of Ford’s 17 vehicle lines sold throughout Europe will be offered with either AWD/4WD by the early part of 2016, up from just three lines in 2012. Among the models that will have AWD or 4WD capabilities are best-sellers such as the Edge, Kuga, Galaxy, Mondeo, S-MAX, Ranger, Transit, and all-new Focus RS.
“With our range of sophisticated all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive systems, Ford is able to offer customers the right technology for their vehicles and their lives,” said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe. “Consumer appetites for SUV and all-wheel drive equipped vehicles are so strong that we plan to introduce five new vehicles in the next three years that will compete in the SUV and crossover space.”
Ford also noted that it expects to sell 200,000 SUVs in Europe in 2016, which would be a 200% increase from SUV sales in 2013.
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