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Ford's China sales keep falling, down 30% in third quarter

New models haven't helped

Ford Motor Co's July-to-September vehicle sales in China fell 30%, as the U.S. automaker continued to lose ground in a prolonged sales decline in its second biggest market. The Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker delivered 131,060 vehicles in China in the third quarter, Ford said in a statement. Ford's sales in China fell 35.8% in the first quarter and by 21.7% in the second quarter.

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Ford's China JV laying off thousands of workers

News is part of a broader NYT report on U.S. automakers' tough times in China

News is part of a broader NYT report on U.S. automakers' tough times in China.

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Ford might mine profits selling its data on you — of which it has a lot

One potential revenue stream in an ambiguous reorganization plan

One potential revenue stream in an ambiguous reorganization plan.

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Ford third-quarter profit beats estimates, shares rise

Good news after its stock closed Wednesday at a nine-year low

Good news after its stock closed Wednesday at a nine-year low

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Ford revamps its China business, hires Chery boss as operation's CEO

This as it tries to refresh its lineup in the face of weak demand

This as it tries to refresh its lineup in the face of weak demand.

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Ford unveils new China SUV, hoping to reinvigorate sales

Ford Territory updates a stale lineup in an attempt to stop slump

Ford Territory updates a stale lineup in an attempt to stop sales slump.

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Ford's focus is on China, where it desperately needs a reboot

New Focus is vanguard of 50 new models by 2025

Ford, struggling to revive sales in China, on Tuesday unveiled five new models for the world's biggest auto market, part of a business revitalization effort centered around a plan to launch over 50 new or redesigned vehicles by 2025.

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Ford's China vehicle sales in February fall 30 percent year-on-year

Won't have new products for world's biggest car market until next year

Ford won't have new products for world's biggest car market until next year.

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Ford reportedly to sell cars in China direct online via Alibaba

Ford would also stock "auto vending machines."

Ford would also stock "auto vending machines."

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Ford to add 5,000 US jobs plus 3 plants and 23 vehicles globally

16 of the 23 new launches will be for the North American market.

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China takes lead as GM's No. 1 market

It's happened. General Motors' biggest vehicle market – at least in terms of new model sales – is China. According to TheDetroitBureau.com, GM and its various Chinese joint venture operations enjoyed a 10.6-percent sales increase in the first half of 2013, selling almost 1.6 million units in the market. That puts Chris Paukert

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Ford finally takes serious aim at the Chinese market

When we asked Volkswagen last year why it was building a factory in the U.S., after having missed the irrationally volcanic era of car sales, we were told that even a 12-million-per-annum market was still too big to ignore. A report in Reuters paints Ford's situation in China somewhat the same way: Ford is only now attacking the Chinese market, building plants and increasing local capacity there, af

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Ford announces new plant to double capacity in China

At present, Ford has the capacity, through its joint venture Changan Ford Mazda Automobile, to build about 600,000 vehicles per year in China. That's not enough to sustain the brand's expected growth, so it makes sense that the automaker has officially announced plans to build a n

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Mullally: Ford eyeing production of electric vehicles in China

Ford Motor Company might be looking to its joint venture ally – Changan Automobile Group – to manufacture electric vehicles in China. Bloomberg cites Ford chief executive officer Alan Mulally, in China for a groundbreaking ceremony, as the source of this intel:

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Ford projecting 50% sales growth by 2015

Alan Mulally has done a lot of good for the Blue Oval brand, but the Ford CEO still has big plans for the automaker. In fact, Mulally's goal is to see a 50 percent increase in global sales by the year 2015. An ambitious target, which would see Ford selling nearly eight million vehicles around the world.

Report: Ford adding 100 dealers in China

According to Ford, 70 percent of the company's growth in the next decade will come from the Asia-Pacific region and Africa. The Blue Oval had only planned to have 310 dealerships in China at the end of 2010, but having sold nearly half a million cars this year and expecting the boom to continue, the number has jumped to 340 dealers. This is part of Ford's larger plan to add 100 new dealerships in China, mostly in smaller cities and inland provinces where new car demand is high.

Report: Ford preparing to export Edge to China

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Ford gives grants to Chinese environmental organizations

Ford Motor Company is losing billions of dollars in America, but Ford Motor China is giving money away. Thankfully it's for a good cause. Today, Ford announced the names of 23 individuals and organizations in China that will receive grants from Ford in China totaling about $131,000 US dollars (the number sounds much more impressive when expressed in Chinese yuan: 1.05 million). This is the 7