Ford China booked record first-half sales of 301,524 units, up 53% from a year ago.

The passenger car joint, Changan Ford Mazda Automobile, delivered record sales of 205,563 units, up 46%. Ford passenger car sales also surged 46% to 151,779 units.

Commercial vehicle unit Jiangling Motors Corporation, registered record sales of 88,363 units, with Transit sales up 78% to 25,227 units.

"Vehicle sales in China are expected to remain strong in the second half of 2010, with upgraded new products arriving this year, like the Mondeo with two-litre EcoBoost engine and PowerShift transmission and the new Edge," a spokesman said.