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Media.Ford.com | 2018-2-9 | SHANGHAI, CHINA
FORD SELLS NEARLY 76,000 VEHICLES IN CHINA IN JANUARY
Lincoln Continental & commercial vans double sales Year-over-Year
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Overall Ford Motor Company China sales totaled nearly 76,000 vehicles in January, an 18 percent decline year over year. Among the highlights are:
• Ford Motor Company sales in China totaled nearly 76,000 vehicles in January, an 18 percent decrease compared to January 2017.
• Monthly sales for Changan Ford Automobile (CAF) totaled nearly 47,000 vehicles, down 29 percent compared to January last year.
• Jiangling Motor Corporation (JMC) sold nearly 23,000 vehicles in January, up 13 percent compared to January 2017.
• Monthly sales of Lincoln reached more than 5,000 vehicles in January, a 7 percent increase compared to January 2017.
• Ford imported vehicle sales totaled 1,300 vehicles in January, a 36 percent decrease year over year
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Ford Flounders In China,
Experiences 30% Sales Decline In February
FordAuthority — Aaron Brzozowski — Mar 9, 2018
China is an all-important market for automakers these days, as its exploding middle class has created a massive opportunity for global automakers to swoop in and take advantage of a largely car-less populace.
Yet Ford Motor Company is floundering in the market, posting a 30% sales dip in February vs. the same month last year. The automaker in December announced plans to overhaul its business in the country, streamlining its corporate structure, establishing a single national distribution division, and working toward expanding its local manufacturing footprint. Yet until Ford has the chance to implement those changes, the US-based global carmaker is facing an uphill battle to reclaim some market share.
Not helping matters is the fact that Ford China’s old CEO, Jason Luo, resigned in January after just five months, citing personal reasons. Shortly before, Ford China had reported a 6% sales slump for all of 2017.
Ford Asia Pacific President and China CEO Peter Fleet blamed the automaker’s slow February sales in part on a “late Chinese New Year holiday,” resulting in fewer working days. “As we reposition our business in China, our key priorities for 2018 are to strengthen our core business, improve our operational fitness and accelerate our strategic shift to capitalize on emerging market opportunities.”
“This is an important year for us as we continue to focus on healthy and sustainable business growth in China,” Fleet continued. “This is not a short trip for us. We’re in it for the long haul.”
Sales for Changan Ford Automobile were down 27 percent to around 31,000 vehicles for the month of February, but the biggest loss of ground was reported by Jiangling Motor Corporation, whose sales slipped 39 percent to less than 13,000 vehicles.