Spy Shots: new Ford Escort is Red for China
Published on August 14, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
New spy shots of the new Ford Escort for the Chinese car market. The new Ford Escort debuted in April on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. The final production version will debut later this year and the Escort will be launched on the Chinese car market in early 2015.
The Ford Escort on the Beijing Auto Show. The Chinese name is ‘Furuisi’ (福睿斯).
The Ford Escort is manufactured in China by the Changan-Ford joint venture. Price will range from 90.000 to 130.000 yuan. Power comes 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 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 it will be positioned under the current third generation Ford Focus. In China, the platform underpinning the Escort is called C1 MCA.