CBI member Ford Motor Company recently announced that Ford China's sales increased 30% in the year to date, with 717,537 vehicles sold compared with 551,738 vehicles in the first eight months of 2013.
In August this year alone, Ford sold 77,506 vehicles in China, up 9% from 71,183 sold in August last year.
Changan Ford (CAF), Ford's passenger car joint venture, broke the half-million mark with 522,394 vehicles sold in the first eight months of 2014, up 33% from 394,017 sold during the same period last year.
According to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, the Focus nameplate was the best-selling nameplate in China for both the month of July and for the first seven months of 2014.
Strong sales performance for the Ford Focus continued in August.
As part of its accelerated plan to introduce 15 new vehicles to China by 2015, Ford is introducing the Ford Escort in late 2014, the Ford Mustang in early 2015, and the Ford Everest in mid-2015.
To support its new vehicle introduction plan, Ford will also launch a new assembly plant in Chongqing toward the end of 2014 and in Hangzhou later in 2015.
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