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Ford China Monthly Sales Cross 100,000 Mark
in March, First Quarter Sales Up 45%, March Sales Up 28%
Ford China March sales reach 103,815 vehicles,
up 28%, crossing the 100,000 mark for the first time; first quarter
sales reach 271,321 vehicles, up 45%
CAF passenger car March sales reach 71,888
units, up 30%; first quarter sales reach 195,198 units, up 52%
JMC commercial vehicle March sales reach 28,501
units up 11%; first quarter sales reach 67,125 units, up 19%
SHANGHAI - Ford China goes into the Beijing Auto Show with record
monthly sales of 103,815 vehicles, a 28 percent increase over March
2013, crossing the 100,000 monthly sales mark for the first time.
Excellent March performance brought first quarter sales up by 45
percent, with 271,321 vehicles sold compared to 186,596 during the same
period last year.
"We're pleased that China's car buyers
continue to choose Ford," said John Lawler, Chairman and CEO of
Ford China. "Our strong sales momentum demonstrates the success
of our accelerated China growth plan and puts Ford in a great
position as we get ready to showcase our full product lineup at
the Beijing Auto Show."
Ford-brand car sales--which
include sales for the imported Ford Explorer, Ford
Edge, Ford Focus ST and the Ford Fiesta ST--grew 57
percent in the first quarter, with 204,196 cars
sold, up from 130,176 during the first quarter of
2013. In March, sales were up 35 percent with 75,314
cars sold compared to 55,787 during the same period
Ford's passenger car joint venture Changan Ford Automobile (CAF) saw
sales rise 52 percent in the first quarter, with 195,198 vehicles sold
compared to 128,006 in the first quarter of 2013. March sales also grew,
with 71,888 vehicles sold, up 30 percent compared to 55,348 in March
Sales for the Ford Kuga reached a major milestone last month, with over
120,000 vehicles sold since its launch in February 2013. With its smart
technology, sleek design, leading safety, quality, and fuel efficiency,
the Ford Kuga was in high demand last month, with 12,107 vehicles sold,
up 26 percent from March 2013.
Steady growth continued with Ford's commercial vehicle investment in
China, Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC). JMC sold 67,125 vehicles in
the first quarter, up 19 percent from the first quarter of 2013. March
sales also increased to 28,501 vehicles, up 11 percent compared to the
same period last year.
Ford’s award-winning smart
technologies across its product line will be on
display at the Beijing Auto Show this April. Just
last month, Ford was recognized by the
Telematics@China Forum, a leading Chinese industry
group, with a “Most Web-Savvy Enterprise” award for
its SYNC AppLink technology. Nominees were selected
by 1,118 industry experts based on a customer
satisfaction and technical leadership review process
which lasted several months.
(Apr 8, 2014)