Ford is set to start exporting the 2011 Edge crossover to China. Ford sells other key vehicles like the Fiesta and Mondeo in China, but those vehicles are built in China. The edge is Ford’s only export to China from North America.
Ford expects to sell about 4,000 to 5,000 units a year, but SUVs are the fastest growing segment in China, up 120 percent through July. Ford is currently looking at what other niche vehicles it could start exporting to China.
According to J.D. Power and Associates Ford will double its sales in China over the next seven years. Currently Ford has a 2.6 percent share and ranks 11th in the country.
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