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Ford Momentum in China Continues with
May Sales Up 32 Percent
Ford Focus ST
Shanghai, China - Ford China sales grew 32 percent in May with 93,323
wholesales sold compared to 70,449 wholesales in May 2013. Year-to-date
sales were up 39 percent, with 461,473 wholesales sold compared to
332,308 wholesales sold in the first five months of 2013.
Passenger car sales for Ford China—which include imported cars—grew 35
percent 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 percent 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 honored
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 percent from 51,008 sold
during the same period last year. Year-to-date sales
reached 330,771 vehicles, up 43 percent 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
percent with 10,395 vehicles sold in May while Ford Focus nameplate
sales reached 33,341 vehicles, up 22 percent 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
percent in May, selling 21,342 vehicles compared 17,057 sold in May
2013. JMC’s year-to-date sales were up 21 percent with 113,926 vehicles
sold, up from 94,208 in the first five months of 2013.
Late last month, Ford
China launched its flagship Conservation and
Environmental Grants China (CEGC) program, and Level
Up!, its capacity-building program for green NGOs.
This year, CEGC will be awarding RMB2 million in
grants to better support domestic environmental
(June 6, 2014)