June 05, 2013

Ford China posts new May record as sales Jump 45 per cent

Ford China maintained its strong growth momentum in May as record sales of passenger vehicles pushed wholesales up 45 per cent from a year earlier to 70,540 units. The May results bring Ford's total wholesales in China to 332,467 for the first five months of the year,
up 48 per cent from the same period a year earlier.

Sales were supported by Ford's full lineup of class-leading SUVs in China, including the all-new Ford EcoSport. In its second full month on the market, the urban SUV saw sales of 6,231 units, bringing total sales since its launch to 13,815 units. Sales of the technology-packed all-new Ford Kuga also remained strong at 7,892 units, and 28,164 units since its launch.

Changan Ford Automobile, Ford's passenger car joint-venture in China, sold 51,099 wholesales in May, a 48 per cent increase from May 2012. For the year to date, Changan Ford Automobile's sales total 231,818 units, up 71 per cent from a year earlier.

The Ford Focus remained the company's sales champion in May, with 27,345 total wholesales, up from 23,140 a year earlier. In the first five months of the year, Ford sold nearly 155,000 units of the Focus in China, up almost 87 per cent from the same period a year earlier.

China Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC), Ford’s commercial vehicle joint-venture, also enjoyed robust sales growth in May, with 17,057 vehicles sold, up 21 per cent from 14,056 in May 2012. To the end of May, JMC's sales in China total 94,208 this year, up from 87,521 in the first five months of 2012.


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