Ford beats out VW for first time in years as Europe’s top car
The Volkswagen Golf was not Europe’s top-selling car in March for the first time in seven years, according to an analysis last week by Jato Dynamics.
The German family car was ousted by the American supermini Ford Fiesta, with the Ford car outselling the Golf by about 500 cars, or 47,300 compared to 46,800.
“It is historical,” Jato wrote in a blog post.
The third best-seller was VW’s Polo at 40,700 sold in March.
Ford’s momentary success might be music to the ears of US President Donald Trump, who complained just ahead of taking office that more German cars could be seen on the streets of New York than American cars on German streets.