Ford Posts Best-Ever August Sales in China; New Edge, Focus and Escort Drive 22% Increase
Ford and its joint ventures in China have set another record for company performance in August, as sales for the month totaled 96,450 vehicles, up 22 percent compared to August 2015.
Year-to-date sales for Ford, Changan Ford (CAF) and Jiangling Motor Corporation (JMC) have reached nearly 750,000 vehicles, up 8 percent compared to the same time last year.
"We continue to build momentum in China on the strength of the most comprehensive and exciting Ford lineup we have ever offered Chinese customers," said Peter Fleet, vice president of Marketing, Sales and Service, Asia Pacific. "Our new product surge continues this month with the launch of the new Kuga SUV with SYNC 3."
Monthly sales for CAF, Ford's passenger car joint venture, totaled 75,228 vehicles, up 26 percent compared to August 2015. So far in 2016 CAF has sold 578,947 vehicles, up 13 percent compared to last year.
Sales of small vehicles helped lead Ford's strong performance in August, with sales of the new Ford Focus up 92 percent and sales of the Ford Escort up 49 percent compared to August 2015. The Ford Edge was another leader for Ford, with year-to-date sales up more than three-fold. The Taurus, Ford's flagship sedan, also continues to gain the share in non-premium large sedan segment in China.
JMC, Ford's commercial vehicle investment in China also saw strong August sales, selling 19,951 vehicles, a 16-percent increase compared to August 2015. Year-to-date sales so far total 159,213 vehicles, down 3 percent compared to the same time last year.
Ford Motor Company China Retail Sales Performance
|August 2016||January – August||August 2015||January – August|
|Imported Ford Vehicles||1,271||11,126||2,226||19,325|
Editor's note: Ford reports retail figures in China. JMC figures exclude export sales. Lincoln sales in China are reported on a quarterly basis.
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Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 203,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company's core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. At the same time, Ford aggressively is pursuing emerging opportunities through Ford Smart Mobility, the company's plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford, its products worldwide or Ford Motor Credit Company, visit www.corporate.ford.com.
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.