Ford has applied for patent on the new Ford Escort sedan for the China car market. The Ford Escort will be launched in the second half of 2014. The Ford Escort is part of Ford’s ambitious master plan to sell one million cars per year in China by 2015. The Ford Escort will be made in China by the Changan-Ford joint venture.
The Ford Escort concept on the Shanghai Auto Show.
The new Escort is based on the current China-made Ford Focus Classic, which is a slightly dressed up second generation Ford Focus. The Ford Escort will technically replace the Ford Focus Classic, and will be positioned under the current third generation Ford Focus. The Escort however will be powered by different engines that the Focus Classic. Engines available will be a 1.3 and a 1.5, both from the China-made Ford Fiesta. Chinese automotive media say the 1.0 3-cylinder Ecoboost might become available as well.
Same Aston Martin nose as the Ford Mondeo.