Spy Shots: Ford Focus sedan testing in China
Published on July 29, 2011 by Tycho de Feyter
The new Ford Focus will be listed in February 2012. Production of the outgoing Focus will continue until May 2012. Then the outgoing car will be listed separately, either as a cheaper Ford-branded Focus-alternative or under a completely different sub-brand under the Chang’an-Ford joint venture. Chang’an Automotive and Ford are still talking about how to proceed.
There will be many more of these sub-brands in China. A lot are still in the planning-phase, only the Everus sub-brand from the Guangzhou-Honda joint venture is actually selling cars. Other sub-brands in the making are a yet nameless brand from Chang’an-Mazda, a nameless brand from FAW-Volkswagen, the Kaili brand from Shanghai-Volkswagen, the Venucia brand from Dongfeng-Nissan and a nameless brand from BYD-Daimler. All sub-brands focus on cheap cars, green cars or both.
Pics via: Sohu.com.