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Ford sales in China increase in February

SHANGHAI – Ford and its joint ventures in China sold 64,641 vehicles in February, up 2 percent from the same period of the previous year, according to a Ford press release on March 7.

Sales of Chang’an-Ford totaled 42,695 vehicles in the month, down 12 percent compared to February 2016. Jiangling Motor Corp. (JMC) achieved sales increase of 48 percent year-on-year with 20,794 vehicles sold in February.

Ford large SUVs continued to gain momentum in the China market with sales of the Ford Edge and Everest up 20 and 34 percent respectively in February. Sales of the Ford Taurus, Focus ST and RS rose 9 and 67 percent in February from the same month of last year, and the Ford Mustang realized a sales growth of more than doubling in February.

Ford sales in China in the first two months reached 153,073 vehicles, a 21 percent decrease compared to the same time last year. Sales of Chang’an-Ford in January-February period were 108,858 vehicles, down 32 percent, while that of JMC came to 41,043 vehicles, up 31 percent.

Ford announced in February that the pre-sale price of the Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew will be ¥560,000 ($81,400). This is the first time that the F-150 Raptor will be exported to China.

“We continue to see strong demand from Chinese customers for our 3-row Edge SUV and luxurious Taurus large sedan, along with our performance line-up led by our iconic Mustang,” said Peter Fleet, vice president, marketing, sales and service of Ford Asia Pacific. “We are also excited by the fantastic early response to the upcoming launch of our F-150 Raptor in China.”

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