Ford announces new SUV strategy for China
Ford has announced a new SUV strategy for China. Biggest news: the Lincoln MKC will be made locally at the Changan-Ford joint venture, starting in 2019. The MKC is based on the same platform as the Ford Kuga/Escape, already in production at Changan-Ford.
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A very badass black Lincoln Town Car St. Tropez stretched limousine, Spotted in China on a car market in north Beijing. The good old ‘Coln was is very good shape and looked well maintained; paint was clean, chrome was shiny, and I didn’t see any rust or rot.
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The new Lincoln Continental has been launched on the Chinese car market. China is only the third country in the world to get the new Lincoln flagship after the United States and Canada, underscoring the vital importance of China for the Lincoln brand.
Sales are on the up even without the Continental. In the third quarter of this year Lincoln sold 20,988 cars in China, plus 191% compared with the same period in 2016. Lincoln is getting very close to Infiniti which sold 29,000 cars in Q3. They are catching up with Cadillac (77,028), but still very far away from Audi (440,023), BMW (371,976) and Mercedes-Benz (344,791).
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The Lincoln Continental will finally launch on the Chinese car market on November 28. Originally it was scheduled to launch in September, what caused the delay is unknown. Price of the Continental will start at 420.000 yuan or $62.000. The Continental will be imported into China, there are no plans for local production.
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Lincoln took the final production version of the much hyped 2017 Continental to the Beijing Auto Show. Lincoln expects China to be the second-largest marker worldwide for the new sled, after the United States. The Lincoln Continental will hit the Chinese car market in July, price will start around 400.000 and end around 600.000 yuan ($62.000 – 70.900).
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Spectacular Spy Shots showing the final production version of the new 2017 Lincoln Continental naked inside and out in China. The black car on the photos is the top-spec ‘Presidential’ version. The Continental will have its public debut on the Beijing Auto Show later this month.
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A very sweet Lincoln Continental Town Car, Spotted in China on the Wufang Tianya Automobile Parts City in Beijing. The old ‘Coln was in a decent shape, in need of some hard work and some hard love,but absolutely roadworthy and painted in a rare shade of red.
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A very sweet Jaguar S-Type, Spotted in China in a residential area in Beijing. The S was in a fairly good shape, with smooth green paint, shiny chrome, all parts were on the car, and I didn’t see any rust or rot. The S-Type was manufactured from 1999 until 2008 with facelifts in 2003 and 2005. This is an early pre-all-facelifts example.
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Two truly gigantic Lincoln Town Car stretched limousines, Spotted in China on a sunny summer day near the Third Ring Road in Beijing’s southern Fangzhuang residential area. The limousines belong to a local wedding company, and were for hire for 800 yuan per day, driver included. Just as I was clicking away a man in a gray t-shirt appeared on the right, waving and busy and all.
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The 2016 Lincoln MKX has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 449.800 yuan and ends at 659.800 yuan ($70.847 – $104.000). Price in the U.S. ranges from $38.100 to 57.810. The enormous difference is caused by high import taxes and
greed sound entrepreneurship. Local production would slash prices by about 25% but Ford has decided against production in China for now.
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