Published on November 8, 2013 by Joey Wang
Ford Motor and its local Chinese partners sold 93.969 vehicles in October, up 55 percent compared with 2012. In the first 10 months of the year Ford reported a year-to-date total of 741.818 sales, up 52% compared with 2012. Ford, whose sales have been boosted by hot demand for models such as the Focus, Mondeo, and Fiesta, has now overtaken its Japanese rival Toyota Motor in China, whose sales grew only 4.9 percent during the first 10 months to 719.200 units.
Published on November 5, 2013 by W.E. Ning
Chinese automotive media say the new Ford Everest SUV will be made in China from 2015. It will be manufactured by the Jiangling-Ford joint venture. Code name for the project is U375. The news confirms earlier reports about a mysterious U375 project, which by then was assumed to be the Ford Expedition.
Published on October 11, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Ford sales in China rose to a record 647.849 cars over the first nine months of 2013, up 51% compared with the same period in 2013. Ford is on its way to sell about 900.000 cars in China this year. Impressive progress but still far behind the expected 3.2 million for Volkswagen and the 3 million for GM. Ford needs to grow even faster to catch up. Here is their master plan:
Published on August 7, 2013 by Joey Wang
Ford Motor and its local partners in China sold a total of 72,834 vehicles on a wholesale basis in July, an increase of 71 percent from a year earlier, the company said on Tuesday. That compared to a 44 percent increase in June.
Published on July 9, 2013 by Joey Wang
Spy shots showing the Ford Tourneo Custom testing in China. The Tourneo Custom is a MPV-style people van based on the eighth generation Ford Transit commercial van. The Ford Tourneo Custom will be launched on the China car market in 2014, it will be made in China by the Jiangling-Ford joint venture.
Published on July 4, 2013 by Joey Wang
Ford Motor Co. sold 75,254 vehicles in China last month, up 44 percent from a year earlier, with volume driven in part by firm demand for the company’s redesigned Focus compact car, the company said on Thursday.
It said the growth in June followed an equally strong month in May when its sales rose 45 percent. During the first six months of the year Ford sold a total of 407,721 vehicles, up 47 percent. Via: Reuters.
Published on July 3, 2013 by Joey Wang
A very sporty Ford Transit van, seen in the suburbs of the great city of Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province. The fine vehicle is modified with a giant wing on the roof for more down force, speedy stickers will make it faster still and air vents on the C-pillar finish the job. The fifth generation Ford Transit is still in production in China, called ‘Classic Transit‘, made by the Jiangling-Ford joint venture that also makes the seventh generation Transit, called ‘Transit‘. China skipped the 6th.
Published on May 31, 2013 by W.E. Ning
Ford is working on a new SUV for the Chinese car market, code named U375. It will be made in China by the Jiangling-Ford joint venture that also makes the Transit and will make the Ford Explorer and the Ford Transit Connect in the near future.
Renderings of the new SUV have leaked on the Chinese interwebs, showing a large vehicle about the size of the Ford Expedition. It is expected to hit the market in early 2015.
Published on May 24, 2013 by Joey Wang
Ford has applied for patent on the Transit Connect Wagon for the Chinese car market. Chinese media report that the Transit Connect Wagon will be made in China by the Jiangling-Ford joint venture that also makes the Transit and Classic Transit.
Published on March 7, 2013 by W.E. Ning
Ford and its joint ventures in China sold 43,642 vehicles in the country in February, up 7% from a year earlier, in spite of the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday during which showroom visits typically drop sharply.
In the first two months of the year, sales of Ford-brand cars surged 46% on year to 105,209 units, thanks to strong demand for the Ford Focus, the U.S. car maker said in a statement Wednesday.