Ford Fiesta, Focus, And Kuga Among U.K.’s Best-Selling Cars In July

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Ford may not have any sedans (or cars in general, except for the Ford Mustang) left on sale in the U.S. now that the Fusion has been discontinued, but its cars are still selling rather well over in the U.K. In fact, The Blue Oval took three of the ten spots on the U.K.’s best-selling cars list for the month of July with strong showings by the Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus, and Ford Kuga.

Overall car sales in the U.K. were up 11 percent in July over last year, an impressive number given the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The all-new Vauxhall Corsa was the best-selling model in July for the second straight month, with 5,455 sales. That’s just 34 more than the Ford Fiesta, however, which came in second place with 5,421 units sold.

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The Ford Focus moved up one spot to third place on the U.K.’s best-selling cars list for July, ahead of the Volkswagen Golf, with 4,981 units sold. It also represents over 1,000 additional units sold versus last July, which is a rather healthy increase.

Rounding out Ford’s triple thread is the Kuga, which came in tenth place with 2,686 units sold. The Kuga launched in the U.K. just prior to the COVID-19 induced lockdown, so it hasn’t really had time to establish much of a market just yet.

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In terms of year-to-date sales, the Fiesta still holds the lead with 26,519 units sold. The Focus remains in second place with 23,126 sales, while the Corsa is closing in with 23,101 units sold so far in 2020.

We’ll be keeping a close eye on U.K. sales as well as how Ford and Lincoln vehicles are performing in all other global markets, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Fiesta news, Ford Focus news, Ford Kuga news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Incoming comments about how Ford shouldn’t have discontinued the cars in their lineup.
    In all seriousness, cars like these are the standard in smaller countries, as are manual transmissions. Here in the US, SUV’s, trucks, CUV’s, and similar vehicle classes are the norm, as is the automatic transmission, which is also gaining popularity in Europe as automatics increase their gear count beyond the normal number for manuals.
    I myself used to drive a 2005 Buick Park Avenue. It was a boat of a vehicle and I absolutely loved it. It did reasonably well in fuel economy and the ride was really smooth. The engine was the classic 3800 Series II and was easy to work on. The tires were inexpensive, and it did reasonably well in the snow.
    Well, fast forward a year and a half into ownership and I got hit by a woman in a Kia Soul.
    Bison the Buick was considered totaled by the insurance company, despite still being drive-able.
    Six weeks and a long blur of headaches later, I was driving a 2006 Ford Escape XLT V6 FWD.
    The same vehicle came into the dealership as a trade in from a man who used the carpet as a dinner plate for his fast food and potato chips and must’ve had seven small dogs that dropped liberal amounts of white hair. I swore to myself while I was cleaning it out (being the detailer) that I would never buy a vehicle like this one. Keep in mind this came in before my crash, so I had the luxury at the time of turning up my nose at a poorly kept vehicle.
    Long story short, I bought that Escape (now known as the Escapade) and I’ve never been happier. Sure, the tires are in the truck class and cost more, but it’s front wheel drive and I can buy two tires at a time instead of four. Sure, it’s got a shorter wheelbase and the ride isn’t as smooth, but it’s almost 9 inches off the ground and does REALLY well in the snow. Sure, the V6 isn’t quite as efficient, but I know for sure it’s got more get-up-and-go than my Buick did. I have a roof rack, a massive interior void (once the back seats are folded down) for storage. The Duratec 30 is just as easy to work on and has done me really well in the two and half years of ownership.

    All this to say when I owned a car, I couldn’t see myself ever owning an SUV. After the first winter in an SUV, albeit a small one, I couldn’t see myself ever owning another car. I, along with many other people, have gone the way of the market. The market changes regardless of Ford’s lineup.
    The market has been changing for a long time and blaming Ford for reading the market isn’t going to fix it. Telling Ford you’re never going to buy another Ford because they discontinued cars you weren’t buying in the first place is not only immature and childish, but it ALSO doesn’t help anything. Telling Ford you’re never going to buy another Ford doesn’t even help your point and it also won’t change what the market is doing and thus Ford’s reaction to the market.
    To anyone who takes the time to read this, this is just how I feel about the whole scenario. If I don’t match your opinion, just realize this is another opinion that is no more or less valid than your own.

  2. Ford sold 61,421 Fusions during the first half of 2020. This was way down from 2019 due to Covid19. However, this is more than Mustang, Expedition, Ranger, Ecosport, Edge, and all of Lincoln. It is also more than any Kia or Hyundai model. I still think eliminating Fusion was a bad idea. How will they replace this volume?

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