US car maker says GCC sales up 12% in H1
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Car manufacturer Ford said on Wednesday that retail sales registered a 38 percent increase during the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2011.
It said overall retail sales across the Ford and Lincoln line-ups in the GCC rose 12 percent driven by strong performances from the Ford Fusion, Taurus, Edge, Expedition and Flex models.
"We are very pleased with the growing demand that our models are seeing across our dealerships in the region," said Larry Prein, Ford Middle East's managing director.
First half retail sales in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain both rose by 10 percent while Kuwait moved at a "constant pace", Ford added in a statement.
Ford Motor Company's year-to-date US sales through June increased seven percent, totalling 1.14 million vehicles.