Ford Begins 2016 with Record-breaking Month in China, January Sales Up 36 Percent
Ford Motor Company started 2016 with record-breaking sales in China, with 130,832 Ford vehicles sold in January, up 36 percent compared to January 2015. Record sales of the Ford Escort, the new Ford Mondeo, and Ford's sport utility vehicle (SUV) lineup helped boost January sales.
"We are honored that customers are responding so positively to our vehicles," said John Lawler, chairman and CEO of Ford Motor China. "The combination of great performance and great value is clearly bringing more people into Ford showrooms."
Changan Ford Automobile (CAF), Ford's passenger car joint venture, also broke sales records, with 111,856 vehicles sold, up 58 percent compared to January 2015.
The Ford Escort helped drive January's strong performance, with a record 28,980 vehicles sold, a six-fold increase compared to January 2015. The new Ford Mondeo was another record breaker, with more than 15,000 vehicles sold, up 33 percent compared to January 2015.
January was also a record-breaking month for Ford SUVs. Monthly sales of the Ford Ecosport, Kuga, Edge, Explorer and Everest totaled 37,411 vehicles, up 75 percent compared to January 2015.
Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC), Ford's commercial vehicle investment in China, sold 17,255 vehicles in January, down 24 percent compared to January 2015 reflecting continued weakness in the overall commercial vehicle industry.
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Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 199,000 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 is aggressively 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. 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.
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