WHILE some people are predicting tough times for consumers, Foray Motor Group had a magnificent March sales result, with more than 1,000 new vehicles delivered to buyers.
And group sales manager Tom Croft reports that around 75 per cent of them went to private retail customers, indicating that a strong market still exists.
‘Overall, the group was more than 12 per cent above the target set by Ford for the first quarter in a market that fell nationally by 2.4 per cent and where a softening of demand was reported in the private sector,’ explained Tom.
‘While the largest individual volume was processed by our Salisbury and Andover dealerships we also had a magnificent result from newly-acquired English Ford at Poole, where the team managed to beat its target by 20 per cent.
‘In view of the big changes at Poole resulting from the dealership passing into Foray ownership from Pendragon Group and bringing Foray into the top 10 Ford dealerships in the UK, the staff there are to be congratulated on their strong performance.’
Tom added: ‘Used car demand in March was also good in what is always regarded as a new car month and we are now well placed with a broad selection of one-owner part exchange cars to satisfy the traditionally strong used car market in April and May.’