Ford Motor Company and its partners delivered 93,323 vehicles in China during the month of May 2014, representing a 32 percent year-over-year increase from the 70,449 units sold in May 2013. Strong May performance drove year-to-date sales to 461,473 vehicles, an increase of 39 percent from the 332,308 units sold in in the first five months of 2013.
Changan Ford Automobile (CAF)
May sales at Changan Ford Automobile (CAF), Ford’s primary passenger car operation in China, were up 32 percent year-over-year to 67,454 vehicles from the 51,008 units sold in May 2013. Year-to-date sales have reached 330,771 vehicles, up 43 percent year-over-year.
“Our sales are a direct reflection of our continued commitment to bring the best of Ford to China with a great lineup of Ford cars and utilities that offer high quality, great fuel efficiency, world class safety and smart technologies,” said John Lawler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ford Motor China. “We are honored that customers are increasingly deciding that Ford vehicles are the best choice to power their lives.”
Sales of passenger cars, which include imported cars, were up 35 percent year-over-year to 71,981 units from the 53,392 units sold in May 2013. Year-to-date sales of passenger cars were up 46 percent to 347,547 vehicles compared to 238,100 units for the corresponding time period last year.
For the month, the Ford Mondeo and Focus continued to set impressive sales results, with sales of the Mondeo nameplate up 90 percent year-over-year to 10,395 units, while the Focus nameplate posting a 22 percent year-over-year increase to 33,341 units.
Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC)
JMC, Ford’s commercial vehicle operations in China, also continued on a path to steady growth, recording a 25 percent year-over-year rise in sales in May to 21,342 vehicles, compared to 17,057 units sold in May 2013. JMC’s year-to-date sales were up 21 percent to 113,926 vehicles, up from 94,208 in the first five months of 2013.