Ford said that its new Fiesta outsold the Volkswagen Golf to become Europe’s most popular selling model in the month of March. According to Automotive News, sales were boosted by incentives allowing the Fiesta to have its best March in Germany since 1998. In Italy, the Fiesta rose from no.3 to the no.2 spot in the list of best-selling cars.
Ford said it sold a total of 52,805 Fiestas in Europe last month, up 15.5 percent from March 2008. Volkswagen reported a slight drop in Golf sales by 0.1 percent or 46 units for a total of 46,415.
So far for the first-quarter of 2009, the Volkswagen Gold still maintains a lead on the Fiesta – 119,651 to 113,576.
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– By: Omar Rana