Ford Motor Co. has had a good run of sales this past 12 months thanks, in a large part, to its increasing sales numbers in China, where it has boosted sales by a pleasing 50 percent so far this year.
Industry observers in the Big Red Nation are saying that many car buyers in China are choosing American cars instead of Japanese brands due to the heightening tensions caused by the ongoing territorial dispute between Japan and China. Ford is aware of this theory and eager to extract as much profit as it can from this foreign relations problem. The American automaker will soon be releasing a number of new models in China to increase its presence in the nation.
Meanwhile, the market share of Japanese automakers dropped from 20.9 percent to a mere 9.1 percent from August to October of last year in China.