SHANGHAI – Ford Motor and its joint ventures in China sold a total of 59,570 vehicles, up 35 percent year-on-year, setting a new September record, according to the latest data released by Ford China.
Combined wholesales in the first three quarters of 2012 in the country rose 11 percent to 428,083 vehicles.
In September, Ford’s Chinese passenger vehicle JV Chang’an-Ford-Mazda sold 43,501 units, up 55 percent significantly, while the Jiangling Motors Co., Ltd., Ford’s commercial vehicle investment, sold 15,468 units, keeping sales stable.
The hot-selling newest Focus and classic Focus models drove Ford’s performance and ranked first among all car models sold in the country in September, with 33,587 units sold. Their combined wholesales reached nearly 190,000 units in the first nine months nationwide.
Ford announced early in 2011 its plans to launch three SUV models including the Ecosport, Kuga and Explorer in 2013 and 15 all-new models by 2015 in China.