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Ford Fiesta No.1 in Europe For 3 Years Running

The Ford Fiesta was the No.1 selling small car in Europe again last year. Customers purchased 308,999* Fiestas in Europe in 2014, making it the top-selling small car in Europe for the third year running.

Among the most popular models is the Fiesta 1.0-litre EcoBoost equipped with Ford’s ground-breaking petrol engine, which also in 2014 was named International Engine of the Year for an unprecedented third year running.

“Cutting-edge styling and advanced technology are the keys to Fiesta’s continued popularity and models like the distinctive, two-tone Red and Black Editions with the new 140 PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine continue to keep Fiesta ahead of the pack,” said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe. “In fact, to meet growing demand from Ford customers we are increasing production of the Fiesta at our assembly plant in Cologne, Germany.”

In February, the Cologne plant will increase Fiesta production by 300 units a day to 1,850 vehicles, and six additional weekend shifts have been scheduled in January and February.

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*JATO Dynamics results are based on information provided by JATO Consult, the company's bespoke consulting service.  Figures are based on 30 European countries. For more information please visit www.jato.com.

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Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 189,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

Ford of Europe

is responsible for producing, selling and servicing Ford brand vehicles in 50 individual markets and employs approximately 47,000 employees at its wholly owned facilities and approximately 66,000 people when joint ventures and unconsolidated businesses are included. In addition to Ford Motor Credit Company, Ford Europe operations include Ford Customer Service Division and 23 manufacturing facilities (12 wholly owned or consolidated joint venture facilities and 11 unconsolidated joint venture facilities). The first Ford cars were shipped to Europe in 1903 – the same year Ford Motor Company was founded. European production started in 1911.

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