Ford Motor scores 11% YoY growth in Jan.-Sept. China sales
Shanghai (Gasgoo)- For the first three quarters of 2021, Ford Motor Company saw its China sales jump 11% year on year to 456,826 units, the automaker announced on Friday.
Ford Motor's third-quarter sales in Greater China exceeded 150,100 units, representing a year-over-year decline of 8.7%, due to continued challenges related to the global semiconductor shortage, Central China floods in July and pandemic-related restrictions in parts of the country.
The year-to-date deliveries of Ford-branded passenger vehicles reached 164,903 units, remaining flat over the year-ago period thanks to the stable growth in the demands of SUV models and high-end sedan models.
For the first three quarters, Ford brand's SUV sales amounted to 89,826 units, up 8.3%. The year-to-date sales of the Ford Edge and Espace exceeded 21,800 units and 24,000 units respectively, rising 24.4% and 2.8%. Meanwhile, the sales of the locally-made Ford Explorer topped 20,500 units.
Lincoln's China sales in first three quarters stood at 66,036 units, surging 68.7% year-over-year. Notably, the premium car brand achieved best-ever monthly sales of 8,637 units in September.
The sales of Ford and JMC brands' commercial vehicles totaled 204,095 units in the Jan.-Sept. period, climbing 9.4%. The year-to-date sales of the Ford Transit exceeded 38,100 units, up 13.3%.
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