Ford is on course for success in germany: with a passenger car market share of 8 percent and 25.395 new passenger car registrations were recorded by the koln-based ford-werke gmbh in september 2009. According to calculations by the federal motor transport authority, ford registered 5169 more passenger cars in september 2009 than in the same month last year. The ford fiesta and ford focus models were in particularly high demand in september 2009. The kba registered 8856 registrations of the ford fiesta and 5555 of the ford focus. From january to september 2009, a total of 226 new models were launched in germany.905 ford passenger cars have been registered. While new registrations for all manufacturers in the first nine months of this year were 26.1 percent higher than in the same period last year, ford recorded an increase of 39.2 percent. Ford thus has the highest growth rate among german manufacturers in the interim balance sheet. Ford’s share of the passenger car market for the months january to september 2009 inclusive was 7.6 percent. This represents an increase of around 0.7 percentage points compared with the same period last year. Due to the good order situation, ford is not planning any short-time work for its two vehicle plants in koln and saarlouis this year. Rather, the daily production rate for the ford fiesta. In addition, between march and august 2009, 13 extra shifts were worked on weekends at the koln plant.