Ford Motor Co. set a new company high for sales in China last year, with 166,722 units delivered, 77,360 units, or 86.6%, beyond like-2005 levels.

Ford says its performance, including that of its Ford, Lincoln, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo brands, outpaced industry growth in China.

“The China market is a critical part in our plans in building a stronger Ford Motor Co.,” says Mei-Wei Cheng, chairman and CEO, Ford Motor China Ltd. “By working closely with our partners, we laid out a robust strategy to become one of the key auto players in the China market.”

Ford China’s top seller was the Focus, which racked up 78,380 units. The Focus is produced locally by joint venture Changan Ford Mazda Automobile Co. Ltd.

Ford’s luxury brands, including Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo, also posted a solid year, with 10,914 deliveries, a 60% increase from 2005.