Ford Motor Co said Friday that sales in China were up 25 percent from July to September from a year earlier to 164,352 vehicles, driven by increased production and localization strategies.
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The result is the second consecutive quarterly increase in Ford sales in the world̵7;s largest automotive market after nearly three years of decline.
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Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures vehicles in China through joint ventures with Chongqing Changan Automobile Co Ltd and Jiangling Motors Corp Ltd.
On Monday, US competitor General Motors Co said sales in China rose 12% in July-September to 771,400 vehicles.
Total car sales in China grew by 13% in September, by 12% in August and 16% in July.
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(Report by Elijah Sun and Brenda Go; edited by Muralikumar Anantaraman and Christopher Cushing)