Ford China Sales Up 49 Percent To 935,813 Units In 20130
On the heels of a successful December, Ford China has sold 935,813 vehicles in 2013, representing a 49 percent increase from the 626,616 vehicles sold in 2012.
|CHANGAN FORD AUTOMOBILE (CAF) JOINT VENTURE||678,951|
|JIANGLING MOTORS CORPORATION (JMC) JOINT VENTURE||230,006|
“2013 has proved to be a milestone year for Ford’s accelerated growth in China as we delivered on our plan to bring to China seven of Ford’s next-generation global vehicles, including the Ford EcoSport, the Ford Kuga, the new Fiesta, and the all-new Mondeo. In 2013, strong Chinese customer demand for our greatly expanded lineup of vehicles allowed Ford China to set yet another annual sales record,” said John Lawler, chairman and CEO of Ford Motor China. “In 2014, by remaining focused on our plan, we look forward to serving more Chinese customers —growing our capacity, expanding our dealership network, and continuing to bring them high-quality, safe, fuel efficient and smart Ford vehicles.”
In 2013, The Blue Oval significantly expand its imported vehicle offerings in China by introducing the Focus ST, Fiesta ST, and the Explorer. Alongside the Ford Edge, these four imported nameplates were responsible for 26,856 units in 2013, a 231 percent increase compared to the 8,108 units sold in 2012.
Ford’s passenger car joint venture, Changan Ford Automobile (CAF), reached a new sales milestone in 2013 with 678,951 units sold in 2013 — an increase of 62 percent from 418,500 units in 2012. Notably, the Ford Focus continued to be the most popular model for The Blue Oval, with 403,640 units sold in 2013, a 36 percent growth from 296,360 units sold in 2012. 2013 also marked the introduction of the Kuga (Escape in North America), EcoSport, and all-new Mondeo (Fusion) last year, with sales totaling 95,891 units, 59,680 units, and 35,747 units, respectively.
Ford’s commercial vehicle investment in China, Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC), also set new records in 2013 by selling 230,006 units during the year, up 15 percent from 200,008 units sold in 2012. To note, Ford recently purchased an additional two percent stake in JMC for an undisclosed amount to reaffirm “its strong commitment” to the operation.