Ford reports China sales up 24%
Ford continues to reach new heights in China, with demand rising 24% in September. So far this year, sales for Ford, Lincoln and its joint ventures have totaled nearly 880,000 vehicles, up 11% over last year. The driving force behind Ford's growth in the world's largest auto market has been its expanded SUV lineup. Sales of the Ford EcoSport, Kuga, Edge, Everest and Explorer, and Lincoln MKC, MKX and Navigator have totaled nearly 230,000 vehicles this year, an 18% increase over 2015. Chinese car enthusiasts have also made the Ford Mustang a cult hit. Sales of the iconic pony car have topped 2,300 so far this year, already surpassing last year's total. What's more, the new Ford Focus reached nearly 20,000 sales in September, up 43% year over year. Ford is currently launching the new Kuga SUV across China and later this year, the new flagship Lincoln Continental starts to reach dealers.