General Motors isn’t the only Detroit based car company posting record sales in China, the world’s largest and fastest growing market for cars and light trucks. After GM reported that July sales in China were over 200,000 units for the first time (including all of GM’s various joint ventures there), Ford also announced that they are having record sales in China for the first six months of 2013.
Ford sales so far this year were up 50% to a record 480,555. Driving that increase were sales of the two Focus models, the “classic” edition and the newer global “one Ford” version, which together made up about half of Ford’s Chinese sales. Ford’s subcompact and compact SUVs, the EcoSport and Kuga, introduced to the India market this year, are also doing well.