By Drew Johnson
Thursday, Dec 6th, 2012 @ 12:14 pm
 

For the third-consecutive month, Ford has set a new company sales record in the Chinese market. Ford's China sales shot up 56 percent to 67,505 vehicles in November.

The Focus compact was easily Ford's brightest star during the month, with 38,362 wholesale deliveries. Year-to-date Ford has sold 259,492 Focus compacts in the Chinese market.

"We're grateful that so many Chinese consumers appreciate the value, performance and technology of the Focus, making it the best-selling passenger car in the world's largest auto market," said John Lawler, chairman and CEO of Ford Motor China. "Our plan to introduce 15 new vehicles by 2015 is on track, and with the launch of the Ford Kuga and EcoSport SUVs, we're going to make more inroads into China's fastest-growing segment as we work to double our production and retail capacity by 2015."

Ford's China sales have increased 18 percent so far this year, but the Dearborn-based automaker still trails rivals General Motors and Volkswagen in the world's largest auto market.