Ford China Delivers 64,383 Vehicles in September; Lincoln Sales Increase Year-Over-Year
Ford Motor Company sold 64,383 vehicles in China in September, down 43 percent from its sales the year prior. Changan Ford Automobile was down 55 percent at 35,540 vehicles delivered, Jiangling Motor Corporation was down 15 percent at 22,094 vehicles delivered, Lincoln was up 1 percent at 5,476 vehicles delivered, and imports were down 16 percent at 1,273 vehicles delivered.
“We are intensely focused on our sales turnaround plan in China, which includes an aggressive cadence of product introductions to meet the needs of our Chinese customers, including the launch of the highly anticipated all-new Ford Focus,” said Peter Fleet, president of Ford Asia Pacific and chairman & CEO of Ford China. “We believe the new products, which have been custom-designed and developed with Chinese customers in mind, will help us to regain momentum in the world’s largest auto market.”
Lincoln Motor Company remained one of Ford’s bright spots in China thanks to a 28 percent year-over-year increase from the MKZ, a 1 percent increase from the MKC, and a 21 percent increase from the red-hot Lincoln Navigator. Three-quarters of the way through 2018, Lincoln’s sales are up 4 percent year-to-date at 37,975 vehicles delivered.
September was once again a strong month for the F-150 Raptor, which was up 409 percent year-over-year at 224 trucks delivered. Through September, Ford has sold 1,832 F-150 Raptors in China. Ford also sold 90 Ranger pickup trucks in September.
Through September, Ford China’s sales are down 30 percent at 585,171 vehicles delivered. CAF sales are down 41 percent at 335,438 delivered, JMC sales are down 6 percent at 197,774 delivered, and imports are down 15 percent at 12,342 delivered.
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