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Last year, Ford held a 9% share of the Australian car market, selling 91,243 carsi. According to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), in terms of sales, Ford was the third most popular car manufacturer in Australia in 2011, behind Toyota and Holdeni. Surprisingly, not one individual Ford model made it into the top five list of most car models soldi: the highest selling Ford model is the Ford Falcon which came in ninth placei.
In 2011, the Ford Territory topped sales for cars in the FCAIii Medium SUV category. Last year, Ford held a quarter (25.6%) share for the Large Car market segment, so 1 in 4 Large Cars purchased was a Ford Falconii. Also doing well in terms of sales was the Ford Mondeo which came in second in the FCAI-defined Medium Car categoryii.
In 2011, Ford car models performed extremely well in safety tests run by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program, ANCAP. The program rates cars' safety standards by running vigorous tests on car models and ranking their safety on a star guided scale - 5 stars being the safestiii. During 2011, ANCAP ran trials on 9 Ford models. Of those 9, all but one achieved a 5-star safety ratingiv.
|FORD Model||Variant||Safety Rating (out of 5)|
|Falcon||FG MKII XT sedan||5|
|Falcon||FG MKII Styleside box ute||5|
|Falcon||FG ute styleside box||5|
|Falcon||FG XT sedan||5|
|Focus||LHD 5-door hatch||5|
|Ranger||4x2 single cab cab-chassis||4|
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iFederal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) Australia, 2012, New Vehicle Sales Top the Million Mark in 2011, http://www.fcai.com.au/news/all/all/292/new-vehicle-sales-top-the-million-mark-in-2011
iiFallah, A., 2012, FCAI – New Vehicles Sales Figures 2011 Total, http://www.caradvice.com.au/153575/vehicle-sales-figures-2011-total/
iiiANCAP, 2012, Car Safety Ratings Explained, http://www.ancap.com.au/starratings
ivANCAP, 2012, Crash Test Results, http://www.ancap.com.au/results?make=9&model=0&vehicleyear=0