Demand for Ford vehicles is continuing to grow in China, with The Blue Oval reporting 96,111 sales in September 2013 compared to 59,570 during the same time period the year before — a 61% year-over-year growth.
“Ford’s strong sales demonstrate our continued progress on our aggressive China growth strategy,” said John Lawler, chairman and CEO for Ford China. “By refreshing our product lineup, expanding our dealer network, and growing our team and production capacity, Ford will continue to deliver a safe, high-quality, fuel efficient, and connected driving experience to our Chinese customers.”
Sales highlights of the Ford brand include:
- The all-new Ford Mondeo (aka Fusion in North America) had its first full month of sales in September — selling 9,676 units
- The Ford Focus line of compact cars continues to enjoy strong demand with 37,271 units sold — up 11% compared to September of 2012
- Ford EcoSport subcompact crossover sold 7,664 units
- Ford Kuga (aka Escape in North America) sold 10,365 units
Sales at Changan Ford Automobile — Ford’s passenger car joint venture in China — reached 72,231 wholesale vehicles, up 66% from September 2012.
Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC) — Ford’s commercial vehicle investment in China — saw September sales rise 41% with 21,874 wholesales sold.