Ford says January China auto sales up 53 percent year-on-year

Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:11pm EST
 
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N: Quote) and its Chinese joint ventures sold 94,466 vehicles in China in January, an increase of 53 pct from a year earlier, the U.S. automaker said on Wednesday.

That compares with a 35 percent increase in December and a 47 percent jump in November.

In 2013, Ford sold a total of 935,813 vehicles in China, up 49 percent from the previous year.

Ford operates joint ventures in China with Chongqing Changan Automobile Co Ltd 000625.SZ and Jiangling Motors Corp 000550.SZ.

(Reporting By Shanghai newsroom and Norihiko Shirouzu; Editing by Kazunori Takada)

 
A Ford logo is seen on the grill of a 2015 F-150 truck outside the New York Stock Exchange in the Manhattan borough of New York, January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson