Ford said Wednesday its sales in China totaled 40,978 vehicles in February, up 28% on year and bolstered by strong demand for its Mondeo sedan and Transit transporter van. Ford sold 27,616 Ford-branded vehicles in February, an increase of 21%, it said in a statement.
These included Ford-branded passenger vehicles from the company’s Chang’an-Ford joint venture where sales rose 11% to 21,092. Ford reported sales of 4,063 Ford Mondeo sedans, up 151% on year.
Ford’s Jiangling Motors Corp. commercial-vehicle venture posted 48% sales growth to 18,642 vehicles, the statement said. The company said it sold 5,280 Ford Transit vans in February, up 55% on year.
Sales will likely improve further when the new China-made Ford Focus finally hits the Chinese car market in May.