Ford Ecosport will hit the Chinese car market on March 19
Published on March 9, 2013 by W.E. Ning
The Ford Ecosport will be launched on the Chinese car market on March 19, price will range from 94.800 yuan and end at 129.800 yuan. Bringing the Ecosport to China is a smart move by Ford. The booming segment for cheap-mini SUV’s is dominated by local Chinese automakers, so Ford must be able to win market share fast, especially since GM and Volkswagen got nothing there to compete.
The Ford Ecosport is made in China by the Chang’an-Ford joint venture. There will be two engines: a 1.5 liter four cylinder with 110hp and 140nm, or a turbocharged 1.0 three-cylinder with 125hp and 170nm. Transmission: the 1.5 will be mated to a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed ‘PowerShift’ DCT. Strangely, the 1.0 will only be available with the 5-speed manual.
The Ecosport is the second SUV in Ford’s China line-up, after the Ford Kuga that was launched on the Chinese car market in January.
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