July 10, 2006

Ford doubles sales in China in first half of 2006

Shanghai, China – Ford Motor Company brands (Ford, Lincoln, Volvo, Jaguar and Land Rover) posted combined retail sales of 74,395 vehicles in the first six months of 2006, a growth of 101.8 percent over the same period in 2005.

“Ford Motor China has successfully maintained a strong sales growth momentum over the past two years despite the intensifying competition in the market,” said Mei Wei Cheng, Chairman and CEO of Ford Motor (China) Ltd.

Ford brand vehicles, both locally produced and imported, achieved total sales of 68,908 units, a 105.5 percent year-on-year increase, significantly ahead of other key auto makers in China.

Separately, the Changan Ford Mazda joint venture reported a 136.6 percent year-on-year sales increase to reach 56,417 units.

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