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Ford says Sept China auto sales dipped 0.2% y-o-y

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 09:35
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Ford Motor Co and its Chinese joint ventures sold 95,875 vehicles in China in September, edging down 0.2 per cent from 96,111 vehicles in the same period a year earlier - PHOTO: AFP

[Shanghai] Ford Motor Co and its Chinese joint ventures sold 95,875 vehicles in China in September, edging down 0.2 per cent from 96,111 vehicles in the same period a year earlier.

That follows a 9 per cent year-on-year rise in August and a 25 percent increase in July.

Ford's sales in the first nine months of the year totaled 813,412 vehicles, up 26 per cent from the same period a year earlier, the U.S. carmaker said on Friday.

Ford's China sales have been bolstered by strong growth in SUV models, the Ford Kuga and Ford EcoSport.

Ford plans to launch its premium Lincoln brand in China this year, with plans to open eight Lincoln retail outlets in seven Chinese cities starting in October.

Ford makes vehicles in China in partnership with Chongqing Changan Automobile Co and Jiangling Motors Corp.

- REUTERS