SHANGHAI, China, June 6, 2014 - Ford China sales grew 32 percent in May with 93,323 wholesales sold compared to 70,449 wholesales in May 2013. Year-to-date sales were up 39 percent, with 461,473 wholesales sold compared to 332,308 wholesales sold in the first five months of 2013.
Passenger car sales for Ford China—which include imported cars—grew 35 percent in May with 71,981 vehicles sold compared to 53,392 in May 2013. Ford has sold 347,547 passenger cars so far in 2014, up 46 percent from 238,100 vehicles sold during the same period last year.
“Our sales are a direct reflection of our continued commitment to bring the best of Ford to China with a great lineup of Ford cars and utilities that offer high quality, great fuel efficiency, world class safety and smart technologies,” said John Lawler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ford Motor China. “We are honored that customers are increasingly deciding that Ford vehicles are the best choice to power their lives.”
Changan Ford Automobile (CAF), Ford's passenger car joint venture, sold 67,454 vehicles in May, up 32 percent from 51,008 sold during the same period last year. Year-to-date sales reached 330,771 vehicles, up 43 percent compared to the first five months of 2013.
Featuring great fuel-efficiency, safety, quality, and smart technologies, demand for both the Ford Mondeo and the Ford Focus continued to increase last month. Ford Mondeo nameplate sales were up 90 percent with 10,395 vehicles sold in May while Ford Focus nameplate sales reached 33,341 vehicles, up 22 percent compared to May 2013.
Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC), Ford's commercial vehicle investment in China, also continued to turn in steady growth, with sales rising 25 percent in May, selling 21,342 vehicles compared 17,057 sold in May 2013. JMC’s year-to-date sales were up 21 percent with 113,926 vehicles sold, up from 94,208 in the first five months of 2013.
Late last month, Ford China launched its flagship Conservation and Environmental Grants China (CEGC) program, and Level Up!, its capacity-building program for green NGOs. This year, CEGC will be awarding RMB2 million in grants to better support domestic environmental efforts.
Since its establishment 14 years ago, CEGC has awarded the great work of 325 grassroots environmental leaders and groups in China. For more information, please visit www.fordgreen.com.cn.
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Editor’s note: All sales figures quoted are based on wholesale numbers.