Ford Motor Co. and its joint ventures sold roughly 125,000 vehicles in China in the first quarter, a drop of 19 percent from the same period last year.
Ford’s China unit blamed the drop on the persistent semiconductor chip shortage and the negative impact from resurgent coronavirus outbreaks in the country.
Lincoln deliveries edged up 0.8 percent to 19,471 during the period and Ford-brand passenger vehicles fell 17 percent to 46,719.
Ford operates two joint ventures in China.
Changan Ford, a partnership with Changan Automobile Co., produces Ford-badged sedans and crossovers as well as four Lincoln models -- the Corsair, Aviator and Nautilus SUVs and the Zephyr sedan.
Jiangling Motors Corp., a partnership with Jiangling Motors Group, builds crossovers, SUVs, multi-purpose vehicles and vans for the Ford brand. It also assembles JMC-badged SUVs, pickups and trucks.
Ford China didn’t disclose sales of Ford-badged commercial vehicles or JMC-brand vehicles for the first quarter.