ERJ staff report (DS)
Moscow, Russian Federation -- Ford sold 10,644 vehicles in the Russian Federation in March, up 43 percent from February 2010 and up 60 percent from February. For the first three months of 2011, Ford sold 20,919 vehicles in Russia - an increase of 41 percent compared to the same period in 2010.
Ford said its market share in March was 4.8 percent. Ford's sales in the first quarter of the year show that the Russian economy is continuing to recover, and that customers in the country are continuing to trust the Ford brand," said Mark Ovenden, managing director, Ford of Russia.
With 7,934 units sold, the Ford Focus was again in March Russia's best-selling car produced in the country by a foreign manufacturer. Also this week, the Focus was awarded Russia's â€œBest Compact Car of the Yearâ€ by Autopanorama magazine at a ceremony in Moscow.
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Press release from Ford