Spy shots showing that the new Ford Escort is almost ready for the Chinese car market. The new Ford Escort debuted in April on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show, and launch is expected for Q3. Price will range from 90.000 to 120.000 yuan. The Ford Escort is manufactured in China by the Changan-Ford joint venture.
The new Ford Escort is based on the current China-made Ford Focus Classic, which is a slightly dressed up second generation Ford Focus standing on the Ford C1 platform. The Ford Escort will technically replace the Classic, and positioned under the current third generation Ford Focus. The Chinese name is ‘Furuisi’ (福睿斯).
Power will come from a 1.5 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 110hp and 140nm, mated to a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. Size: 4586/1820/1487mm, wheelbase is 2687.
The Ford Escort on the Beijing Auto Show.