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Ford has announced that 2013 sales in Malaysia jumped 50% from the previous year to 10,660 units, the company’s best performance in 20 years. It makes Ford one of the fastest growing car brands in the country. The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) has released full vehicle production and sales data for 2013 – click here to see more figures.

The big jump was driven by the continued popularity of the Ranger T6 (5,761 units) and third-gen Focus (1,605), as well as new additions Kuga SUV and Fiesta facelift.

This year will see Ford launch the Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost in the first quarter, before the EcoSport SUV debuts later in the year. Both were previewed at KLIMS13. The Blue Oval will also start local assembly of the Transit van in the first quarter of 2014 – full details on that one here.

On the after-sales front, Ford will expand its dealer network to 50 locations nationwide, plus the launch of eight Quick Lane service centres to support the growing number of Ford owners in Malaysia.