Ford Philippines has announced a 52-percent year-over-year increase in sales by yielding 1,637 units last January.

The company's positive sales performance was driven by the EcoSport with 742 units sold. Ford says the compact urban SUV has continued to delight the country's automotive market. Moreover, the Ford Ranger registered 541 units sold, a 32-percent increase in retail sales.

Ford’s SUV lineup also contributed to the company's strong start this year. The Everest yielded 118 units while the Explorer with 107.

Lastly, the Fiesta delivered sales of 99 units last month. According to Ford, the Fiesta's high-performance 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine continues to attract attention in the market.