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Ford China sales up 51% in first three quarters; year-to-date sales exceed 600,000 units

Ford China has sold 647,849 wholesale units in the first three quarters od 2013, an increase of 51% compared to the same period last year. Driven by continued strong demand for Ford’s new product lineup in China, September sales increased by 61% with 96,111 wholesales sold, compared to 59,570 sold in September last year.

The all-new Ford Mondeo—launched at the end of August—had its first full sales month in September, selling 9,676 wholesale units. The new Ford Mondeo offers 1.5L and 2.0L EcoBoost engines for leading fuel economy and high performance.

The Focus nameplate posted 37,271 wholesale units sold, up 11% compared to September 2012. The Ford EcoSport SUV sold 7,664 wholesale units in September while the Ford Kuga sold 10,365 wholesale units.

Ford’s imported passenger cars—the Ford Focus ST, Ford Fiesta ST, Ford Edge and Ford Explorer—sold 16,405 wholesale units in the first three quarters, up 254% compared to the same period last year. In September, imported car sales were up 234%.

Sales at Ford’s passenger car joint venture in China Changan Ford Automobile were up 69% in the first three quarters with 466,248 wholesales sold. September sales reached 72,231 wholesale vehicles, up 66% from September 2012.

Ford’s commercial vehicle investment in China Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC) posted 165,196 wholesales sold in the first three quarters, an increase of 12%. September sales were up 41% with 21,874 wholesales sold. The Ford Transit performed particularly well, with 49,055 wholesales sold in the first three quarters, a jump of 20% from a year earlier.



The car market may be moving (Far) East faster (at 51% rate) than expected?

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