Ford Motor Company and its partners delivered a total of 103,815 vehicles in China in the month of March 2014, representing a 28 percent year-over-year increase.
Sales at Changan Ford Automobile (CAF), Ford’s primary passenger car operation, were up 30 percent year-over-year from 55,348 units in March 2013 to 71,888 units in March 2014, while sales at Ford’s commercial vehicle joint venture — Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC) — shot up 11 percent to 28,501 units.
“We’re pleased that China’s car buyers continue to choose Ford,” said John Lawler, Chairman and CEO of Ford China. “Our strong sales momentum demonstrates the success of our accelerated China growth plan and puts Ford in a great position as we get ready to showcase our full product lineup at the Beijing Auto Show.”
Sales of Ford-branded vehicles, including the imported Ford Explorer, Ford Edge, Ford Focus ST, and Ford Fiesta ST, were up 35 percent to 75,314 cars sold compared to 55,787 during the same period last year.
The Ford Kuga continued to be a shining star in the sales results. The compact crossover has accounted for over 120,000 sold units since its launch in February 2013, and was responsible for 12,107 sold units in March, up 26 percent on an annual basis.