Ford expects to sell a record 305,000 vehicles in China this year, up 32% from 2009.

Richard Baker, deputy general manager of the automaker’s joint venture sales business, added that he expected sales to grow at least as fast as the market in 2011.

Speaking at the Guangzhou motor show, Baker told Reuters that he also expected a limited impact on sales of the Fiesta if China next year ends a tax incentive for small cars introduced in 2009.

The tax break helped China overtake the US as the world's largest auto market in 2009 and continued to push up sales this year.

"The impact on Fiesta will last for a few months, but it will bounce back again," Baker said.

Ford has been expanding fast in China, building a green field car plant with partners Chongqing Changan Automobile and Mazda where its next generation Focus will be made from 2012.

The company also intends to raise its 30% stake in Transit van maker Jiangling Motors, a move aimed at making further inroads into the fast growing light commercial segment.

Ford last week rolled out its first sport utility vehicle, Edge, in China. The company expects to sell 4,000 to 5,000 of these next year.