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Ford Sales Cross 700,000 Units in China in August

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Ford moved 79,608 vehicles in China last month, a 3% year-over-year decrease from sales in August 2014. Sales through eight months inch closer to the seven-digit mark, crossing the 700,000 vehicle threshold in August, but to-date sales are down 1%.

Changan Ford Automobile sales were down 1% also with sales totaling 59,651 vehicles. Through eight months, CAF are flat at just over a half-million vehicles sold.

Ford’s commercial vehicle venture, Jiangling Motors Corporation, sold 17,731 vehicles in August, a 9% year-over-year drop from 2014. Still, JMC sales are largely flat at 168,494 units.

With 512,377 passenger cars and 168,494 commercial vehicles, Ford has sold 680,871 vehicles domestically. Ford did not divulge import vehicle sales for August; sales were steady in July but had been down nearly 17% through seven months.

Ford also did not disclose individual sales marks for regular heavy lifters such as the Kuga, EcoSport, and Focus, which suggests a down month overall. This is not terribly unlikely given the overall state of global automotive sales in August.

Ford and JMC celebrated its 20th anniversary of doing business in July, kicking off production of the Ford Everest at the JMC Xiaolan Plant in Nanchang China in the process.