Ford continues its winning streak in China. Ford and its Chinese joint ventures sold 93.323 cars in May, up 32 % from a year earlier, the U.S. automaker announced on Friday. That follows a 29% year-on-year rise in April and a 28% increase in March.
New spy shots of the Ford Everest SUV testing in China. The Everest will be the largest SUV is Ford’s China lineup. It will be launched on the Chinese car market in 2015. The Ford Everest will be manufactured in China by the Jiangling-Ford joint venture. Price will start around 250.000 yuan and end around 400.000 yuan ($40.000 – 64.000).
Production of the Ford Everest SUV in China will start in May 2015 with a launch on the Chinese auto market in October 2015. The Ford Everest will be manufactured in China by the Jiangling-Ford joint venture. Price will start around 250.000 yuan and end around 400.000 yuan ($40.000 – 64.000).
New spy shots of the Ford Tourneo Custom testing in China. The Ford Tourneo Custom will be launched on the China car market in early 2015. Price will start around 200.000 yuan and end around 250.000 yuan.
Ford and its two joint ventures sold 94.466 cars in China in January, up 53% year-on-year. Ford is on a roll in China, in December sales were up 35% and in November 47%. The growth is likely to continue as Ford will launch more cars and will expand its dealer network to third and fourth tier cities.
The most popular Fords in China are the Ford Focus, the Ford Focus Classic, the Ford Mondeo, and the Ford Fiesta. The recently launched Ford Kuga and Ford Ecosport SUV’s have been received very well on the Chinese auto market. Ford operates two joint ventures in China: Changan-Ford for passenger cars and Jiangling-Ford for commercial vehicles and large SUV’s.
Ford continues to grow in China, car sales in 2013 saw a massive 49% plus, surpassing rivals Toyota and Honda in the world’s largest auto market. The outlook for 2014 is very positive as Ford plans to launch many more vehicles in China and is working hard to enlarge its dealer network.
Ford sold a total of 935,813 vehicles in China last year to set another annual record. Toyota and its two joint-venture partners recorded sales of 917,500 units, a 9.2% increase, while Honda’s China volume jumped 26% to 756,882.
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.
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.
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:
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.