April 13, 2007
Ford Motor China sales growth continues in first quarter 2007
Shanghai, China – Ford Motor Company has sold 42,746 vehicles in China in the first quarter of 2007, a 16.4 per cent increase over the same period in 2006 and above-average growth for the auto industry. The company sells Ford, Lincoln, Volvo, Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles in China.
“With the quick introduction of S-MAX into China shortly after its world debut, and the launch of the refreshed 2007 Ford Focus, Ford Motor China accelerated the tempo of introducing new and upgraded products in last quarter,” says Mei-Wei Cheng, chairman and CEO of Ford Motor (China) Ltd. “The all-new Ford S-MAX adds to the line-up of Ford products in China, making it more versatile and interesting. The refreshed 2007 Ford Focus extends its popularity in the China C-Car segment. Both of these demonstrate Ford’s determination of its Chinese prominence in near future.”
By the end of 2007, the company’s total production capacity in mainland China will reach 546,000 units, with Changan Ford Mazda Automobile Co. Ltd. at 410,000 units, and Jiangling Motor Corporation at 136,000 units.
The company will participate in Auto Shanghai 2007 later this month, displaying 52 vehicles, including five concept cars.