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Ford deliveries jump 14% for the year on demand for locally built vehicles

From Automotive News China| January 10 , 2017 13:38 BJT

SHANGHAI -- Ford Motor Co.'s China deliveries advanced 14 percent year on year to exceed 1.27 million vehicles in 2016 on volumes generated by locally produced Ford-badged vehicles as well as imported Lincoln models.
During the year, Changan Ford Automobile Co., Ford's passenger-vehicle joint venture, sold 957,495 vehicles, up 14 percent from 2015.
Changan Ford builds Ford-badged sedans and the Kuga, EcoSport, Edge and Explorer crossovers.
Deliveries of Jiangling Motor Corp., Ford's commercial vehicle partnership, rose 7 percent to 265,056 vehicles. 
Jiangling Motor builds the Ford Everest SUV, Tourneo multipurpose vehicle and Transit van as well as JMC-brand light trucks, SUVs and pickups.
By contrast, sales of imported Ford-badged vehicles, which include the Mustang, Focus ST and RS and F-150 Raptor pickup, dropped 31 percent to 17,599 vehicles in the year. 
Deliveries of Lincoln, Ford's luxury brand, totaled 32,558 vehicle sales in 2016, nearly tripling the total of a year earlier. 
Lincoln launched sales of its fifth model, the Continental sedan, in November. The other four models it has introduced after entering China in 2014 are the MKC and MKX crossovers, Navigator SUV and MKZ sedan. All five models are imports.
In December, Ford and its two joint ventures sold 149,856 Ford and JMC vehicles in China, a jump of 21 percent year on year. 
Lincoln's December sales in China are unavailable. The luxury brand only discloses its China sales quarterly.

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