Ford Ranger continued to lead the pickup truck segment in January. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Ford Vietnam sold close to 2,600 units in January, a year-on-year increase of 70 percent, the highest growth ever recorded, the automaker announced on February 17.

According to the firm’s General Director Pham Van Dung, the record sale was driven by continued strong demand on its three product lines – Ranger, EcoSport and Transit.

Sales of Ford Ranger continued to lead the pickup truck segment with more than 1,300 units sold last month, up 171 percent against the same period last year. This made Ranger one of the best-selling vehicles in Vietnam.

Ford Transit also remained the lead in the commercial vehicle segment with the sale of 583 units, up 58 percent year-on-year, while sales of the EcoSport SUV rose by 13 percent year-on-year to nearly 450 units.

Additionally, the new Ford Focus, which was officially launched in December last year, contributed 110 units to the total vehicles sold in January by Ford Vietnam.

Dung unveiled that Everest, Ford’s latest globally developed family SUV, will be ready for delivery in the first quarter of this year. However, he gave no further detail on expected price.-VNA