SMM News: Ford sold 154042 vehicles in China in the second quarter of this year, down 21.7 per cent from the same period last year, according to sales figures released by Ford Motor. Sales of Ford brands, including imported and domestic cars, and Lincoln-branded cars rose 24% and 28%, respectively, compared with the first quarter.
Ford brand sales highlights
Sales of Ford-branded cars, both imported and domestic, totaled 92885 in the second quarter, up 24 per cent from a month earlier but down 28 per cent from a year earlier. Changan Ford's sales grew by more than 30% for the second month in a row in May and June, further boosting dealer confidence.
The new Fox sold a record 7176 vehicles in June, up 88 per cent from May. In the first half of this year, the car sold a total of 23399 vehicles. In addition, the new Ford Territory sold 19014 vehicles in the first half of the year (up from 13403 in the second quarter), making it Ford's best-selling SUV in China in the same period.
Ford's lineup of imported models also continues to be welcomed by Chinese consumers. Ford's high-performance F-150 Raptor pickup truck sales rose 21.2% in the second quarter and 76% year-on-year in the first half of the year. Ford Mustang sales also rose 9.5 per cent in the second quarter from a year earlier. In commercial vehicles, Jiangling Transit Kombi sold 2238 vehicles last month, up 11 per cent from a year earlier.
Lincoln brand sales highlights
Lincoln sold 12404 vehicles in the second quarter, up 7 per cent from a year earlier and 28 per cent from the first quarter. Sales of the new Lincoln Nautilus rose 29 per cent in the first half from a year earlier; sales of the Lincoln Navigator luxury SUV continued to grow strongly, with sales up 68 per cent in the first half; and sales of Lincoln MKZ luxury cars rose 6 per cent from a year earlier.
Jiangling car sales highlight
Jiangling car sales reached 48753 in the second quarter, down 13.1 per cent from a year earlier; sales of Jiangling pick-up trucks rose 16.3 per cent in June and rose 1.2 per cent in the second quarter from a year earlier.
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