Ford China sales in October rise 13.6%

Melissa Burden
The Detroit News

Ford Motor Co. said Monday the automaker and its joint ventures sold a record 107,618 vehicles in China last month, as sales rose 13.6 percent year-over-year.

The Dearborn-based automaker said sales were helped by the Mustang, Explorer, Edge and small sedans.

“We had a strong October and we are headed for our best year ever for sales in China,” Peter Fleet, vice president of marketing, sales and service for Ford Asia Pacific, said in a statement. “We are seeing the benefits of a much more exciting lineup and an ever-stronger focus on the wants and needs of Chinese customers.”

Sales for Ford’s passenger car joint venture totaled 82,368 vehicles, up 10 percent year-over-year, while its commercial vehicle joint venture sales totaled 23,949, up 29 percent from October 2015.

Through October, Ford and its joint ventures have sold 966,181 vehicles in China, up 9.9 percent.

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