|[March 06, 2014]
Ford China February Sales Up 67 Percent
SHANGHAI --(Business Wire)--
Continued strong demand for the Ford Focus, the best-selling nameplate
in China last year, helped Ford China increase sales by 67 percent in
February, with 73,040 vehicles sold. Ford China's sales are up 59
percent so far for the year, with sales of 167,506 vehicles compared to
the first two months of 2013.
Total passenger car sales for Ford China-which include imported
cars-rose 88 percent in February with 56,284 vehicles sold compared to
29,950 in February 2013. Ford has sold 128,882 passenger cars so far in
2014, up 73 percent from 74,389 vehicles sold during the same period
Ford's passenger car joint venture Changan Ford Automobile (CAF), sold
53,272 vehicles in February, up 81 percent from 29,389 sold during the
same period last year. Year-to-date sales sailed well past the 100,000
mark, with 123,310 sold, up 70 percent compared to the first two months
Featuring great fuel-efficiency, quality, safety and smart technologies,
sales for the Ford Mondeo and the Ford Focus continued to surge last
month. Ford Mondeo nameplate sales were up 123 percent with 7,755
vehicles sold in February while Ford Focus nameplate sales reached
27,899 vehicles, up 13 percent compared to February 2013.
Ford's commercial vehicle investment in China, Jiangling Motors
Corporation (JMC), also continued o turn in steady growth, with sales
rising 22 percent in February, with 16,756 vehicles sold compared 13,684
in February 2013. JMC's year-to-date sales were up 25 percent with
38,624 vehicles sold, up from 30,820 in January and February 2013.
Late last month, to showcase the vehicle's cutting-edge smart
technologies, Ford held its global reveal for the 2015 Ford Focus at
Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) in Barcelona. During the event, Ford also
announced a partnership with mobile telecommunications giant China
Mobile to bring two of its most popular apps-Lingxi and Fetion-onto Ford
vehicles through Ford's award-winning SYNC AppLink technology platform.
SYNC AppLink-equipped vehicles will be available in China later this
year, initially in the Ford Focus and the new Ford Fiesta, to be
followed later by other models.
Editor's note: All sales figures quoted are based on wholesale numbers.
About Ford Motor Company (News - Alert)
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in
Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six
continents. With about 180,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the
company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company
provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.
Ford's wholly owned subsidiaries, joint ventures and investment in China
include Ford Motor (China) Limited, Ford Motor Research & Engineering
(Nanjing) Co., Ltd., Ford Automotive Finance (China) Ltd., Changan Ford
Automobile Co., Ltd., Changan Ford Mazda Engine Co., Ltd. and Jiangling
Motors Co., Ltd.
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