Ford Posts Record Sales for Month of June in China; Lincoln First-Half Sales Nearly Double 2016
Ford Motor Company achieved record sales for the month of June last month, delivering a total of 100,561 vehicles across Changan Ford Automobile, Jiangling Motor Corporation, Lincoln Motor Company, and import sales. Sales were up 15% from June 2016, bringing Ford’s first quarter sales to a total of 282,000 units, up 7% from April-June 2016.
“Ford sales grew 15 percent year over year in June, with more than 100,000 vehicles sold in China,” said Mark Ovenden, Vice President Marketing, Sales, and Services Asia Pacific, Ford Motor Company. “We wrapped up the second quarter with strong sales of key vehicles including Ford Mondeo, Ford Edge, and Lincoln MKC.”
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Changan Ford Automobile saw its June sales rise 9% year-over-year with 70,021 units delivered, also good for an all-time monthly record. CAF was led by the Escort, which pulled in sales totaling 25,938 cars and saw volume increase 30% year-over-year. Also up for the month was the Mondeo, which got a 28% year-over-year boost at 8,595 vehicles; the Taurus, which was up 11% at 2,085 vehicles; and the EcoSport, up 6% at 2,932 vehicles.
JMC saw its sales rise 27% year-over-year with 24,594 vehicles delivered. Sales of the Everest rose 4% with 879 units delivered, and JMC Light Truck sales were up 20% with 9,024 vehicles delivered.
Lincoln sales increased 84% year-over-year at 4,165 units delivered. The MKZ, MKC, MKX, and Navigator all scored double-digit sales increases, and Continental sales totaled 948 vehicles. Through the first half of 2017, Lincoln has nearly doubled its first-half sales from 2016 with 24,541 vehicles sold.
Import sales were up 29% in June thanks to the continued success of the Explorer and F-150 Raptor. Sales of the Focus ST and Focus RS were up 280% combined, and Mustang sales were up 44%.
Through six months, Ford’s sales in China are down 7% with 537,522 vehicles sold.
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