News Ford to ramp up Lincoln rollout in China in bid to catch rivals

18:26  13 april  2018
18:26  13 april  2018 Source:   autoblog.com

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Lincoln could build up to five new models in China as Ford increases its effort to capture the market there. But it is playing catch up to hometown rival General Motors Co and German luxury brands including Audi , BMW and Mercedes-Benz , which have invested heavily in Chinese production in

Sources familiar with Ford ’s production plans told Reuters the automaker now expects to begin building the new Lincoln Aviator in China in late 2019 or early But it is playing catch up to hometown rival General Motors Co and German luxury brands including Audi (NSUG.DE), BMW (BMWG.DE) and

a car parked in front of a building© Copyright 2018 Drew Phillips / Autoblog DETROIT/BEIJING — Ford Motor Co's premium Lincoln brand plans to build as many as five new vehicles in China by 2022, according to two U.S. sources, in a move to expand sales in the world's largest vehicle market that would also blunt the impact of trade U.S.-China trade spats.

Ford has said it plans to build an all-new sport utility vehicle in China by the end of 2019, however the company has not detailed future production plans for the Lincoln brand in China beyond that.

"Our localization plans to support the China market are on track and will serve to further drive Lincoln's growth in China," Lincoln spokeswoman Angie Kozleski said. "Beyond that, it would be premature to discuss our future product and production plans or timing."

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Sources familiar with Ford 's production plans told Reuters the automaker now expects to begin building the new Lincoln Aviator in China in late 2019 But it is playing catch up to hometown rival General Motors Co and German luxury brands including Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, which have invested

Sources familiar with Ford ’s production plans told Reuters the automaker now expects to begin building the new Lincoln Aviator in China in late 2019 But it is playing catch up to hometown rival General Motors Co and German luxury brands including Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, which have invested

Sources familiar with Ford's production plans told Reuters the automaker now expects to begin building the new Lincoln Aviator in China in late 2019 or early 2020, along with replacements for the MKC compact crossover and the MKZ midsize sedan, followed in 2021 by the all-new Nautilus, which replaces the Lincoln MKX crossover.

A fifth model, a small coupe-like crossover, is tentatively slated for production in China in 2022, the sources said.

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DETROIT/BEIJING — Ford Motor Co’s premium Lincoln brand plans to build as many as five new vehicles in China by 2022, according to two U.S. sources, in a move to expand sales in the world’s largest vehicle market that would also blunt the impact of trade U.S.- China trade spats.

Sources familiar with Ford ’s production plans told Reuters the automaker now expects to begin building the new Lincoln Aviator in China in late 2019 But it is playing catch up to hometown rival General Motors Co and German luxury brands including Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, which have invested

Ford has much to lose if the war of words over trade between China and U.S. President Donald Trump escalates into a full-blown tariff war. Last year, it shipped about 80,000 vehicles to China from North America, more than half of them Lincolns to support the brand's growth.

All Lincoln vehicles that Ford now sells in China are brought in from North America.

Even if China does reduce its 25 percent tariff on imported vehicles - as Chinese President Xi Jinping promised on Tuesday - it is not clear that would mean a big, long-term increase in Fords and Lincolns made in U.S. factories heading to Chinese showrooms.

Ford is pursuing long-range plans to build more vehicles in China to serve a market that is now roughly 60 percent larger than the U.S. market, and projected to keep growing.

But it is playing catch up to hometown rival General Motors Co and German luxury brands including Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, which have invested heavily in Chinese production in recent years as a form of insurance against trade, political and currency gyrations and to lower price points for their premium cars.

Lincoln Navigator Smashes March Sales Records With Triple-Digit Increase

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All Lincoln vehicles that Ford now sells in China are brought in from North America. But it is playing catch up to hometown rival General Motors Co and German luxury brands including Audi , BMW and Mercedes-Benz , which have invested heavily in

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Chinese vehicle imports from all markets last year climbed to 1.2 million, but still represent less than 5 percent of total vehicle sales in the country, according to figures from the China Automobile Dealers Association. Less than a quarter of the imported vehicles sold in China — 267,473, according to Statista — came from U.S. auto plants.

The current 25-percent tariff rate makes it tough for Ford's American premium brand to compete with GM's Cadillac and the Germans, which avoid the import tariff on their locally built vehicles.

"As long as Lincolns are not manufactured in China, the brand's sales will no doubt suffer continuously," Zhu Kongyuan, Secretary General of the China Auto Dealers Chamber of Commerce (CADCC), told Reuters.

Reporting by Paul Lienert and Norihiko Shirozu.

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