Ford Philippines said vehicle sales rose 50 percent in June from a year ago, on strong consumer spending in the country.
It said retail sales in the first six months also increased 61 percent year-on-year, amid strong customer demand for Ranger pickup, Everest and EcoSport vehicles.
Ford said it delivered its best-ever June performance as sales hit 2,808 units, making it one of the fastest growing auto brands in the country this year.
“Consumer confidence and discretionary spending continue to be fairly strong, and our full lineup of Ford vehicles is helping attract a wide range of Filipino customers to our showrooms across the country,” said Ford Philippines managing director Lance Mosley.
The all-new Everest mid-sized SUV remained Ford’s best-selling vehicle in the Philippines in June, delivering retail sales of 1,054 units.
First-half sales of Everest totaled 6,961 units, as its striking design, advanced connectivity, driver assistance technologies and outstanding capability continued to set the benchmark for the segment.
The EcoSport compact SUV also posted its best monthly performance this year with June sales increasing 11 percent to 852 units. The EcoSport also capped a record first-half performance with sales increasing nearly 6 percent to 4,367 units.
The segment-defining Ranger pickup truck contributed to the record first-half performance with year-to-date sales of 3,972 units, including 629 units in June.
“The Ranger combines the handling and comfort of a passenger car with the ruggedness and dependability of a pickup truck, delivering a combination of features and performance that is unmatched in the market,” said Mosley.
June sales of the premium Explorer SUV totaled 87 units, helping drive its first-half sales up 5 percent to 552 units. Mustang also saw a solid month in June with delivery of 37 units, pushing its year-to-date total up 12 percent to 145 units.
The sporty Fiesta equipped with the globally acclaimed 1.0L EcoBoost engine - delivered retail sales of 75 units in June, pushing its year-to-date total to 464 units.