• Ford Ranger earns strong Asia pacific demand

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    FORD Motor Co. announced sales of the Ford Ranger in Asia Pacific rose 16 percent in the first half of 2014, to more than 40,600 units.

    Ford said Asia Pacific markets—Australia, New Zealand and Asean—have been the biggest for the Ranger since 2010.

    “More and more consumers across the region and across the world are choosing the Ford Ranger,” said Dave Schoch, president at Ford Asia Pacific. “The award-winning truck is a global vehicle designed and engineered by our talented team in Asia Pacific to serve the demand of customers in 185 countries.”

    Ford said Australia and New Zealand have reported strong growth for the Ranger, with first-half sales up 27 percent from a year ago to more than 16,200 units.

    Strong demand across Asean also helped the Ranger secure its position as Ford’s best-selling vehicle in the region, with sales rising nearly 9 percent in the first half of the year, to more than 22,000 units. The Ranger is the best-selling pickup in Vietnam, and is among the segment leaders in Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, Ford said.

    In the Philippines, the Ranger helped Ford deliver its best half-year sales result with a 64-percent jump to more than 3,280 units. Ford recently launched three new variants of the Ranger in the Philippines.

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