Ford reported a 9 percent sales increase in China throughout November, health nearing the 1 million mark deliveries in the country.
Ford is nearing the 1 million mark for sales in China, selling 106,283 vehicles last month to bring the year-to-date total to 990,356. November performance was up nine percent compared to 2014. Changan Ford Automobile (CAF), Ford’s passenger car joint venture, sold 84,546 vehicles during the month, a 22-percent increase compared to 2014. CAF year-to-date sales totaled 739,465, up three percent compared to last year. The Ford Mondeo was the highlight model for the company in November, with deliveries of the nameplate up 13 percent to 12,431. Year-to-date sales of the sedan surpassed the 100,000 mark. Sales of Ford SUVs also remain strong, with both the Ford Kuga and the Ford Edge selling more than 10,000 vehicles each in November. Jiangling Motors Corporation, Ford’s commercial vehicle investment, sold 20,608 vehicles last month, a 20-percent decrease compared to 2014, with year-to-date sales 226,968 vehicles, down five percent compared to last year.
In November, Ford launched the Taurus sedan at the Guangzhou Auto Show, this introduction marking the delivery of Ford’s promise to bring 15 vehicles to China by 2015. Next year, Ford will continue to expand its Chinese line-up by launching two new energy vehicles: Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid and Ford Mondeo hybrid electric model. In its homeland, Ford Motor Company November US sales totaled 187,794 vehicles, up slightly at 0.4 percent compared to a year ago. The best-seller for the automaker was the F-Series with a total of 65,192 trucks delivered in November, with retail sales increasing 16 percent and a 10 percent total F-Series gain.