Ford Transit Connect Taxi Begins Work in Hong Kong

A lot of people depend on their vehicles for their job, but no one does as much as a taxi driver, so when they select their car, you can bet it’s a good one.  That is why taxi drivers across the globe are opting for the Ford Transit Connect Taxi, whose popularity is growing in cities from Los Angeles to New York, and now, Hong Kong.

“Ford Transit Connect Taxi has proven itself in taxi fleets across the U.S.,” said Raj Nair, group vice president of global product development, in a press release. “Now, we are building on that success, offering the vehicle for sale in even more markets, including global cities like Hong Kong.”

In the U.S., Ford accounts for nearly 60 percent of the taxi market, and the Transit Connect Taxi’s introduction in Hong Kong could open new doors for the Dearborn automaker.

The Transit Connect Taxi that Ford has unveiled in Hong Kong boasts a clean-burning liquefied petroleum gas fuel system, which is able to flourish thanks to Hong Kong’s well-established LPG infrastructure.

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Ford Fusion Sales in February Skyrocket

The 2013 Ford Fusion is celebrating its best February sales in the vehicle’s 7 year history. Sales for the Ford Fusion last month were better than ever, posting a total of 27,875 units sold. That number was a 28% increase from last February, and was also close to the all-time record for any month. March 2012 currently holds that record with 28,562 cars sold.

The Fusion has been a hot seller throughout the entire country but has been growing extraordinarily high in California and Florida. Los Angeles and San Francisco in particular had the highest sales growth in the country while showing sales increases of over 100% year-over-year.

One of the greatest markets for Ford growth is the US, has been Southeast Florida. The Fusion has been catching on quickly down there as well. Sales in Miami were up 114% and Orlando sales up 72% from last year.

Texas, which has always been the leading market for light-duty trucks, also features one of the best midsize sedan markets in the nation with its largest city, Houston. Fusion sales were up a whopping 73% compared to last February.

With highly fuel-efficient Eco Boost engine, top safety ratings, innovative technologies and a stylish look, it’s not surprising that the 2013 Ford Fusion is one of the hottest cars on the market.

Those of you in the greater Chicago area looking to get behind the wheel of the wildly popular Fusion should look no further than Friendly Ford!