Ford has broken a huge record overseas – selling one million cars in China in just one year, which is particularly impressive, considering the fact that the year isn’t even over yet. The announcement was made based on November sales, which were some of Ford’s highest of all time.
This comes in the midst of a spectacular 2014 for the automotive industry, where many big names have seen huge increases, particularly in November, thanks to Black Friday deals. Many are citing the upward swing of the U.S. economy as a factor for the industry sales increases.
According to Ford, the sales from January through all of November were 1,007,425 units, which is a 20 percent increase from the same period of time in 2013.
“Crossing the million vehicle mark is a significant milestone for Ford in China, and it demonstrates the appeal of our portfolio of high-quality, safe, fuel-efficient and smart vehicles,” said John Lawler, CEO of Ford Motor China.
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Contrary to previous reports of the need to close and retool some plants for the new aluminum 2015 Ford F-150, the Ford F-Series sales are still on the rise. Ford posted the best sales numbers in February 2014 that it has seen in 8 years.
America’s best-selling truck for the past 37 years has continued to make moves on the market, despite the rumors that the necessity to close some plants to get them ready for the 2015 Ford F-150 would slow the F-Series sales down for awhile. Not only has that not happened, but sales will continue to increase when the 2015 Ford F-150 will be added to the numbers later this year.
John Felice, Ford vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and service, gave his reasoning for the highest February sales in 8 years. “Sales surged in the final week, providing us momentum after a slow start to the month. Ford Fusion continued its strong retail sales performance in the West, outpacing the mid-size sedan segment. F-Series and Lincoln also continued to perform well.”
At Shults Ford of Harmarville, we are proud to be the home of the best-selling truck in America, and even though some plants have closed to get ready for the 2015 Ford F-150, the continued increase in Ford F-Series sales goes to show what a truly amazing truck the F-150 really is.