Ford's China joint ventures reported year on year sales growth for June as the market continued to recover from coronavirus-induced lows.

The Chongqing-based venture with Changan said on Monday its sales jumped 7.7% from a year earlier but It did not disclose the number of vehicles sold, Reuters reported.

Ford's new SUV models including Escape, Edge and Explorer are selling well and contributed to growth in past months, it said in a statement cited by the news agency.

Jiangling Motors, in which Ford owns a stake, said in a filing last week it sold 39,192 vehicles last month, up 67% year on year. JMC sells Ford-branded sport-utility vehicles (SUV) and vans as well as JMC-branded commercial vehicles.

According to Reuters, the ventures also saw sales up in April and May, putting Ford on track for its first quarterly growth in China since the third quarter of 2017. It said the aging model lineup caused the sales slide.

Meanwhile, General Motors said its sales in China dropped 5.3% between April and June, Reuters added. 

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