June 06, 2014

Ford momentum in China continues with May sales up 32 per cent

Ford China sales grew 32 per cent in May with 93,323 wholesales sold compared to 70,449 wholesales in May 2013. Year-to-date sales were up 39 per cent, with 461,473 wholesales sold compared to 332,308 wholesales sold in the first five months of 2013.

Passenger car sales
for Ford China, include imported cars, grew 35 perc ent in May with 71,981 vehicles sold compared to 53,392 in May 2013. Ford has sold 347,547 passenger cars so far in 2014, up 46 per cent from 238,100 vehicles sold during the same period last 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 honoured that customers are increasingly deciding that Ford vehicles are the best choice to power their lives."

Changan Ford Automobile (CAF), Ford's passenger car joint-venture, sold 67,454 vehicles in May, up 32 per cent from 51,008 sold during the same period last year. Year-to-date sales reached 330,771 vehicles, up 43 perc ent compared to the first five months of 2013.

Featuring great fuel-efficiency, safety, quality, and smart technologies, demand for both the Ford Mondeo and the Ford Focus continued to increase last month. Ford Mondeo nameplate sales were up 90 per cent with 10,395 vehicles sold in May while Ford Focus nameplate sales reached 33,341 vehicles, up 22 per cent compared to May 2013.

Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC), Ford's commercial vehicle investment in China, also continued to turn in steady growth, with sales rising 25 per cent in May, selling 21,342 vehicles compared 17,057 sold in May 2013. JMC's year-to-date sales were up 21 per cent with 113,926 vehicles sold, up from 94,208 in the first five months of 2013.


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