The first photos of the production version of the new Ford Escort, seen here during a rehearsal for its debut tomorrow on the Beijing Auto Show. The new Ford Escort will be manufactured in China by the Chang’an-Ford joint venture, it will be positioned between the Ford Focus and the Ford Mondeo.
The new Ford 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 Chinese name is ‘Furuisi’ (福睿斯), and power will come from 1.5 and 1.5 turbo gasoline engines.