Ford Dealership Evans Halshaw is seeing the benefits of record UK car sales being mirrored on its forecourts in Preston, Blackpool and Chorley.
The Society of Motor Manufactures and Traders announced recently that new registrations were at their highest since 2007, rising by an impressive 10.8 per cent in the last 12 months.
Evans Halshaw revealed the changes staff have been seeing on the forecourt and how customers in Preston, Blackpool and Chorley are adapting their approach to buying a new car.
Adam Fletcher, regional director for Evans Halshaw Ford Preston, Blackpool and Chorley, said: “Ford was Britain’s top-selling manufacturer in 2013, with the revamped Ford Fiesta claiming the title of Britain’s top selling car and the Focus taking second place, but we know that selling vehicles is about more than just having great cars in the showroom.
“We’ve gone back to basics by aiming to offer the very best customer service as standard, coupled with a wide range of finance deals that make it as easy as possible to get everyone on the road.”
Consumer confidence, combined with flexible deals which allow driving and owning a car to be available to everyone at a price to suit, has meant the UK has consistently raced ahead of Europe, with the European market only recently showing signs of improvement.
A demand for vehicles with the greater fuel efficiency only available with newer cars, like the Ford Fiesta “supermini”, has also played a role in the rise in sales, with motorists thinking longer term about their cars and running costs.
Adam added: “We are very excited for 2014 and, ahead of the new registration in March, see no reason why we won’t grow further this year.”