At first glance, the phrase "up 2 percent" may not raise many eyebrows. But the phrase "64,641 vehicle sales" certainly might - even though it represents the same sales growth for Ford and its joint ventures in China.
The gains reference sales of cars from February, a year-over-year increase of 2 percent from the same period in 2016. Overall, the upward numbers contribute to the year-to-date sales of 153,073 vehicles total in 2017. For Changan Ford Automobile in particular, they posted a contribution of 42,695 vehicle sales in February, resulting in a year-to-date sales number of 108,858. Check out the Ford Edge - one of the best-performing vehicles last month - in the video below:
Changan Ford's sales numbers come off the heels of a strong close to last year; a Ford report states that showroom traffic is improving, and 2017 is expected to bolster its sales with the debut of key new vehicles later in the year - the anticipated EcoSport being one of them.
Meanwhile, Jiangling Motor Corporation closed the deal on 20,794 vehicles in February, a staggering 48-percent increase from last year's numbers in February. As a result, they topped out at 41,043 vehicle sales, which translates to gains of 31 percent.
Specifically, the Ford Edge and Ford Taurus posted impressive numbers in February. Find out why in our next post, and learn more at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington!