Ford sets new record with 1.1 million sales


Ford has reported record sales of about 1.1 million vehicles in China last year.

The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker said last Friday that its 2015 sales in the country were up  by three percent from the previous year as demand for small sport-utility vehicles there continues to grow.

It also set a new monthly sales record in December, selling 124,768 vehicles. That’s up 27 percent from the prior-year period.

Ford also tapped into China’s booming market for luxury cars with 11,630 Lincoln vehicles sold during the brand’s first full year in the country, where its entire SUV line-up is offered.

Lincoln added eight more dealerships than expected for a total of 33 in the 2015.