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Ford begins 2016 with record-breaking month in China, January sales up 36 percent

Ford sold a record 130,832 vehicles in January; up 36 percent Changan Ford sold a record 111,856 vehicles in January; up 58 percent Jiangling Motor Corporation sold 17,255 vehicles in January Ford Motor Company started 2016 with record-breaking sales in China, with 130,832 Ford vehicles sold in January, up 36 percent compared to January 2015. … Continued

  • Ford sold a record 130,832 vehicles in January; up 36 percent
  • Changan Ford sold a record 111,856 vehicles in January; up 58 percent
  • Jiangling Motor Corporation sold 17,255 vehicles in January

Ford Motor Company started 2016 with record-breaking sales in China, with 130,832 Ford vehicles sold in January, up 36 percent compared to January 2015. Record sales of the Ford Escort, the new Ford Mondeo, and Ford’s sport utility vehicle (SUV) lineup helped boost January sales.

“We are honored that customers are responding so positively to our vehicles,” said John Lawler, chairman and CEO of Ford Motor China. “The combination of great performance and great value is clearly bringing more people into Ford showrooms.”

Changan Ford Automobile (CAF), Ford’s passenger car joint venture, also broke sales records, with 111,856 vehicles sold, up 58 percent compared to January 2015.

The Ford Escort helped drive January’s strong performance, with a record 28,980 vehicles sold, a six-fold increase compared to January 2015. The new Ford Mondeo was another record breaker, with more than 15,000 vehicles sold, up 33 percent compared to January 2015.

January was also a record-breaking month for Ford SUVs. Monthly sales of the Ford Ecosport, Kuga, Edge, Explorer and Everest totaled 37,411 vehicles, up 75 percent compared to January 2015.

Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC), Ford’s commercial vehicle investment in China, sold 17,255 vehicles in January, down 24 percent compared to January 2015 reflecting continued weakness in the overall commercial vehicle industry.

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