Ford today announced that its June retail sales in Malaysia rose 57 percent from the previous month to 1,001 units, as it continued to regain momentum following implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
The strong June performance was driven by the Ranger, EcoSport and Fiesta nameplates, all of which recorded consecutive month-over-month sales growth.
“We are pleased to see momentum returning to both the industry and our own performance. Our consistent growth in Malaysia reflects the widening strength and appeal of our brand as we continue to attract many new-to-Ford customers to our expanding showroom,” said David Westerman, managing director, Malaysia and Asia Pacific Emerging Markets, Ford Motor Company.
The class-defining Ranger pickup continued to enjoy strong demand in June, with retail sales that surged 68 percent month-over-month to 693 units. Year-to-date sales of Ranger – Ford’s most popular nameplate in Malaysia – have now risen 31 percent to 4,821 units.
“The unmatched versatility and capability of the Ranger truly delivers everything today’s pickup customers need, whether in the mountains of East Malaysia, or the streets of Kuala Lumpur, for work, recreation, or a combination of both,” explained Westerman.
The EcoSport compact urban SUV delivered its best sales month since being launched in Malaysia in mid-2014 with sales that jumped 68 percent month-over-month to 138 units.
Offering superior fuel economy, easy manoeuvrability and an array of smart features including Ford SYNC – the voice-activated in-car connectivity system – the EcoSport is the right vehicle for both city streets and rough roads.
The sporty and stylish Fiesta delivered June retail sales that increased 41 percent month-over-month to 106 units. Increasing demand for the Fiesta is being driven by both its 1.5L Ti-VCT and 1.0L EcoBoost variants.
Ford plans to continue strengthening the appeal of its Malaysia showroom, with the upcoming launch of several new global Ford vehicles, including the new Ranger, all-new Everest and iconic Mustang.
“We are looking forward to building on our momentum through the end of the year, serving our customers by introducing even more world-class Ford vehicles, as well as continuing to upgrade and add new dealer facilities and further enhancing our customer and ownership experience,” said Westerman.