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March 7, 2017

Ford China sales rise in February, down 21% year to date

Ford and its joint ventures in China sold 64,641 vehicles in February, up 2% compared to February 2016.

Ford and its joint ventures in China sold 64,641 vehicles in February, up 2% compared to February 2016.

Year-to-date sales totaled 153,073 vehicles, a 21% decrease compared to the same time last year.

Monthly sales for Changan Ford Automobile (CAF) totaled 42,695 vehicles, down 12% compared to the same time last year.

Year-to-date sales for CAF totaled 108,858 vehicles, down 32%.

Ford said CAF "is rebuilding order banks in the first quarter after the strong close to 2016. Showroom traffic is improving and CAF expects 2017 to continue to strengthen with the launch of key new vehicles such as the new EcoSport later this year".

Commercial vehicle joint venture Jiangling Motor Corporation sold 20,794 vehicles, a 48% increase compared to February 2016.

Year-to-date sales for JMC totaled 41,043 vehicles, up 31%.

By model, Ford Edge sales increased 20% in February, compared to February 2016, Everest sales increased 34%, Taurus sales 9%, Focus ST  and RS sales increased 67% and Mustang sales more than doubled. 

Ford is set to sell the US F-150 Raptor SuperCrew in China this year.

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