Chongqing, China – Changan Ford Sales Company, Ford’s joint venture in China, has announced the opening of its 200th full-service dealership, completing a sales and service network that now covers the whole country.

“We’re continuing with the rapid expansion of our authorized Ford dealer network in China to support our exceptional sales growth in the market, which has outpaced the overall industry for the past several years,” said Nigel Harris, vice-president of Ford Motor China and general manager of Changan Ford. “In addition to providing an excellent product range, a professional dealer network plays a vital role in expanding Ford’s presence in China. We will continue building a professional and industry-leading sales and service network to generate more local demand and enhance the sales satisfaction of our customers.”

Ford has doubled the number of its full-service dealerships since the end of 2005, when it had 100 across China. Ford Motor China recorded a 47 per cent year-over-year growth for passenger cars and commercial vehicles in the first quarter of 2008, while Changan Ford posted a 54 per cent increase in Ford brand passenger car sales in the same period, making it one of the fastest-growing auto manufacturers in China.

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