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Ford Posts First-Half Sales Increase in China

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The 2016 Ford Edge is a mid-size crossover that carries a starting MSRP of $28,700

Ford sales in China totaled 577,097 vehicles in the first half of 2016 between the Ford and Lincoln brands and Ford’s various joint ventures. The total is 6% better than the first-half sales total achieved by Ford through June 2015. Sales of Ford vehicles and vehicles created by its joint ventures are up 5% at a total of 564,647 units after a 3% year-over-year increase in June with a total of 85,105 vehicles sold.

“We continue to see solid growth in China during the first half,” said Dave Schoch, Ford Motor Company group vice president and president of Asia Pacific. “Even as the pace of growth slows and the market matures, customers continue to respond well to our products, particularly our world-class SUV lineup.”

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Ford’s SUV sales in particular were impressive in the first six months. Between the Ford EcoSport, Edge, Everest, Explorer, and Kuga and Lincoln MKC, MKX, and Navigator, Ford moved more than 150,000 SUVs through June, up 27% from the year prior. The Edge alone accounted for more than 50,000 sales in that time. Sales of the Explorer were up nearly 50%.

Changan Ford Automobile sales in the first six months totaled 434,645 units, up 10% year-over-year. Sales in June totaled 64,377 vehicles, up 4% year-over-year.

Jiangling Motors Corporation sales were down 7% in the first half at a total of 121,514 vehicles, but June sales rose 5% at a total of 19,351 units.

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