Ford Posts 128% Chinese Sales Increase in January
Just as expected, Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus remained the best-selling models in Ford's lineup. Ford Focus deliveries grew 78 percent versus January 2008, totaling 17,151 units last month, "an all time monthly record since its launch," as the company said in a release.
Total sales of the Focus in China reached the 450,000 units milestone, after exceeding 400,000 produced cars last year.
"With its outstanding styling and drivability, world-class engineering and safety, Ford Focus is firmly established as a star product in China’s highly competitive mid-sized car market. The success of this exciting car reflects Ford’s commitment to the Chinese market – to always provide our Chinese customers with products they want and value," said Jeffrey Shen, President of CFMA, in August 2009.
Fiesta was the second most popular model in China last month, with sales achieving 7,147 units, according to official data.
Mondeo-Zhisheng and S-MAX continued to grow as well, with year-on-year increases of 67.4 percent and 62.9 percent, respectively.
“We're very pleased to see the positive momentum of 2009 continuing into 2010,” said Nigel Harris, General Manager of Changan Ford Sales Company. "We remain confident that our world-class Ford products and services, in addition to the ongoing expansion of our nationwide Ford dealer network, will continue attracting strong demand from Chinese customers and help drive another successful year for Changan Ford.”