Ford continues record growth in China, sales up 32 percent in 2009

(October 14, 2010) Ford Motor Company continued its record growth in China in the third quarter, with sales of its joint-ventures and wholly-owned entities increasing 79 percent over the same period last year, to 119,338 units. Through the first nine months of the year, its sales rose 32 percent to 316,639 units.

Ford Motor’s passenger car joint-venture in China, Changan Ford Mazda Automobile (CFMA) reported record sales of 227,839 units through the first nine months, an increase of 43 percent year-over-year. In the third quarter, sales of 87,454 units represented a 104 percent increase versus a year earlier, with all-time monthly sales in September of Ford brand vehicles that rose 107 percent year-over-year on a standalone basis.

“The overwhelming response of Chinese consumers to our world-class lineup of Ford brand vehicles is underpinning our continued performance of record sales,” said Robert Graziano, chairman and CEO of Ford Motor China.

“In September, Fiesta achieved its best monthly sales performance of 5,009 units, reaching total sales of 32,178 since its March launch,” added Graziano. “With the right plan and right products in place, we will continue to deliver Ford brand vehicles with best-in-class quality, fuel efficiency, safety and innovative technologies that our customers value and want.”