Ford and its joint ventures in China continue to report strong sales. Ford posted record October sales of 107,618 vehicles, up 14% compared to October 2015.

Year-to-date sales for Ford, Changan Ford and Jiangling Motor Corporation total 966,000 vehicles, up 10%.

“We had a strong October and we are headed for our best year ever for sales in China,” said Peter Fleet, vice president of Marketing, Sales and Service, Asia Pacific. “We are seeing the benefits of  a much more exciting lineup and an ever stronger focus on the wants and needs of Chinese customers.”

Monthly sales for CAF, Ford’s passenger car joint venture, totalled 82,368 vehicles, up 10% compared to October 2015. So far in 2016 CAF has sold 745,650 vehicles, up 14% compared to last year.

Ford said its SUVs continue to perform well. Ford Edge sales rose 93% in the month while Explorer sales rose 30%.

Small cars also continue to be a bright spot for Ford, with sales of the Ford Focus up 15% and sales of the Ford Escort up 34%.

JMC, Ford’s commercial vehicle investment in China also saw a strong October, selling 23,949 vehicles, a 29-percent increase compared to October 2015. Year-to-date sales accelerated past the 200,000 mark, up 3% compared to the same time last year.

Ford Motor Company China retail sales performance
CAF: October 2016 – 82,368 units; YTD 2016 – 745,650 units; October 2015 – 74,820 units; YTD 2015 – 654,919 units
Imported Ford vehicles: October 2016 – 1,301 units; YTD 2016 – 13,953 units; October 2015 – 1,295 units; YTD 2015 – 22,794 units
JMC: October 2016 – 23,949 units; YTD 2016 – 206,578 units; October 2015 – 18,632 units; YTD 2015 – 201,124 units
Total China: October 2016 – 107,618 units; YTD 2016 – 966,181 units; October 2015 – 94,747 units; YTD 2015 – 878,837 units