Ford China sales up 9%
Published on November 6, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
Ford China reports a 8.8% increase in sales, despite the fact that in the past months both sales and production volumes are registering results below analysts expectations.
Since the beginning of the year, specifically in January – October period, Ford sold 426,814 vehicles compared to 392,152 vehicles sold in the same period last year.
In October, Ford registered 40,857 units sold, almost the same as last year. Among the most successful models in China continued to be: Ford Mondeo – 6,484 vehicles sold in October (39% increase compared to last year), Ford Focus – 156,217 vehicles sold in the first ten months (13% more than in the same period last year), Ford Transit – 48,292 vehicles sold in the first 10 months (13% increase compared to last year) with 4,519 vehicles sold in October (8% increase compared to last year).
Among the reasons that rose Mondeo on the list of the most bought cars in China are its technical characteristics which offer up to 20 percent better fuel economy and 15 percent reductions in emissions.
Ford intends to continue its expansion in China and will bring 15 new models until 2015, equipped with the newest industry technologies.